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Kevin Knodell reports on military affairs, veterans, security and diplomacy in Hawaii and the greater Pacific for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. He is an alum of Report For America, a nonprofit that places journalists in local newsrooms to cover underreported topics. As a freelance correspondent he has reported from the frontlines in the Syrian conflict, wildfires in the American west and covered Iraqi Kurdistan's nightlife.


His writing and photography have appeared in The Daily Beast, Foreign Policy Magazine, Playboy, The Nib, Coffee or Die Magazine, Vice and others. He is the co-author of the graphic novels Machete Squad and The 'Stan.'
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                                <strong>“It’s important that we are good stewards of the environment.”</strong>
                                <strong>Col. Jeremy Beaven</strong>
                                <em>Marine Corps Base Hawaii commanding officer, above, speaking Wednesday at a news conference</em>
Safety concerns at Puuloa Range in Ewa Beach addressed

State Rep. Rose Martinez and U.S. Marine Corps officials said Wednesday that they have come to a “mutually agreeable consensus among all involved parties” regarding potential lead poisoning of soil around the Marines’ Puuloa Range Training Facility in Ewa Beach. Read more

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                                Maui community leader Archie Kalepa addressed the audience Tuesday as the 22nd annual Native Hawaiian Convention got underway at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului.
Native Hawaiian summit kicks off on Maui

Originally set to take place on Oahu after holding a previous convention in Las Vegas, CNHA decided that in the aftermath of the deadly August fires that ravaged Maui and destroyed the historic town of Lahaina, the convention should move to the Valley Isle. Read more

                                Joint Task Force-Red Hill (JTF-RH) roving security and fire watch team members patrol the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility (RHBFSF), Halawa, Hawaii, Aug. 29, 2023.
Service members sue government over Red Hill water crisis

Thousands of service members, military family members and local civilians in former military housing areas who were exposed reported a series of ailments from rashes, digestive issues and other medical problems. Read more

                                Chief Warrant Officer Andrew Knox reunited with his family Wednesday.
Coast Guard cutter returns to Honolulu

The Honolulu-based Coast Guard National Security Cutter CGC Kimball returned home Wednesday from an 85-day deployment that saw it assisting with Maui fire relief efforts and monitoring fisheries in the Arctic Circle. Read more

                                The U.S. Coast Guard was on-scene Thursday to provide assistance and support to the island nation of Vanuatu following the devastating impact of Tropical Cyclone Lola.
Barbers Point air crew assists with cyclone aid in Vanuatu

A U.S. Coast Guard air crew based out Air Station Barbers Point on Oahu was flying over the Pacific monitoring fisheries last week when it was redirected to provide assistance in the island nation of Vanuatu in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Lola. Read more

Navy boosts testing at Pearl Harbor sewage plant

The state Department of Health is asking the Navy to step up environmental monitoring and testing at its Pearl Harbor Wastewater Treatment Plant amid continued problems with releases of partial sewage. Read more

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