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‘A Force Of Nature’: Wespac’s Kitty Simonds Has Had A Productive Reign Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

‘A Force Of Nature’: Wespac’s Kitty Simonds Has Had A Productive Reign

The longtime leader of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council has always done things her own way, for better or for worse.

Wespac’s Fight Against Marine Monuments Is All About Protecting The Fishing Industry Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2018

Wespac’s Fight Against Marine Monuments Is All About Protecting The Fishing Industry

The council’s leaders have done everything they can to stop presidents from creating monuments in the Pacific. Members of Congress have put forward a way to curb the lobbying.

Wespac’s Aggressive Effort To Muscle In On State Control Of Fisheries ahamoku.org/2019

Wespac’s Aggressive Effort To Muscle In On State Control Of Fisheries

From paying people to attend meetings to pushing legislation and even publishing a book, the federal fisheries panel spent years trying to influence state policy.

How Politics And Lobbying Have Shaped Federal Fisheries Policies In The Pacific

How Politics And Lobbying Have Shaped Federal Fisheries Policies In The Pacific

A Civil Beat investigation into the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council shows its longtime director and loyal council members have for decades used questionable strategies to help commercial fishermen.

Civil Beat Is Now Translating Some Stories Into Hawaiian PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Is Now Translating Some Stories Into Hawaiian

The special project, Ka Ulana Pilina, aspires to serve the community by creating an inclusive space for Hawaiian language readers.

Ke Unuhi Aku Nei ʻO Civil Beat I Mau Moʻolelo Ma Ka ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Ke Unuhi Aku Nei ʻO Civil Beat I Mau Moʻolelo Ma Ka ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi

Kūlia kēia papahana kūikawā ʻo Ka Ulana Pilina i ka lawelawe kaiāulu ma o ka mālama ʻana i wahi e kono ʻia ai nā mea heluhelu ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi. 

Feds Consider Paintballs And Sponge Grenades To Thwart Endangered Monk Seals Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Feds Consider Paintballs And Sponge Grenades To Thwart Endangered Monk Seals

Most commenters are against the idea but commercial fishermen and Wespac are in favor.

Feds Fine Hilo Veterans Home $500,000 Over Deadly COVID-19 Outbreak Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds Fine Hilo Veterans Home $500,000 Over Deadly COVID-19 Outbreak

State health officials said it was the largest fine they could recall for a longterm care facility.

Maui Vaccination Clinic Temporarily Closes Due To Shortage Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Maui Vaccination Clinic Temporarily Closes Due To Shortage

All appointments scheduled through Feb. 7 have been canceled.