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The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council is at the center of a Civil Beat investigation that reveals conflicts of interest, political favoritism and lax oversight when it comes to using federal dollars to further commercial fishing interests.
First Place for Energy/Natural Resources – Small division
2019 Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing
Dozens of women from the Marshall Islands are traveling to the U.S. every year to adopt out their babies to U.S. families despite government efforts to crack down on this unique baby pipeline. We examine the people and practices that are continuing to perpetuate the problem.
First Place for Asian American Pacific Islander Issues, Multimedia
2019 Asian American Journalists Association Awards
A Civil Beat Investigation: In Hawaii’s workers’ comp system, people with long-lasting injuries are often forced to battle doctors hand-picked by insurance companies to get treatment and disability payments.
University of Hawaii researchers tracked dozens of hungry tiger
sharks to a remote atoll in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine
National Monument this summer. Civil Beat photojournalist Alana
Eagle documents the expedition in this multimedia special report.
Hawaii has the highest number of homeless people per-capita in the nation. We spent months inside a unique homeless “village” on Oahu’s west coast that more than 200 people have quietly turned into a home.
Micronesians are leaving their home islands by the tens of thousands and coming to the U.S. This special report follows that journey and examines the effect it’s having on the communities in which they are settling.
First Place, Immigration and Border Reporting and Online Presentation