Civil Beat Intern

Blaze Lovell

Blaze Lovell was an intern for Civil Beat and a senior at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Born and raised on Oahu, he graduated from Pearl City High School in 2014 before migrating to the desert to study journalism. Blaze covered higher education issues for UNLV’s student newspaper, the UNLV Scarlet & Gray Free Press.

He also plays rugby for UNLV, which is like football without pads or rules.


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Air Dropping Rat Poison Could Help Save Rare Hawaiian Bird Courtesy of U.S. Army Oahu Natural Resources Program

Air Dropping Rat Poison Could Help Save Rare Hawaiian Bird

The U.S. Army, which says only about 1,200 elepaio birds remain on Oahu, proposes stepping up eradication efforts.

Honolulu Will Spend $85 Million To Upgrade Maxed-Out Sewers Blaze Lovell/Civil Beat

Honolulu Will Spend $85 Million To Upgrade Maxed-Out Sewers

The Dowsett Highlands project in Nuuanu Valley is one of hundreds of sewer projects undertaken in compliance with an EPA order.

Waianae Board: New Development Too Expensive For Locals Blaze Lovell/CivilBeat

Waianae Board: New Development Too Expensive For Locals

Critics say a Pokai Bay subdivision would increase traffic and demand on the sewer system while being too costly for current residents.

The Fight To Save Ancient Hawaiian Archeological Sites Blaze Lovell/Civil Beat

The Fight To Save Ancient Hawaiian Archeological Sites

Fearing future development of a Leeward valley rich with cultural history, some community members are pushing for preservation.

Oahu Valleys Are Prone To Landslides — And The Lawsuits That Follow Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu Valleys Are Prone To Landslides — And The Lawsuits That Follow

A legal battle over a landslide and sewer line break in the Nuuanu Valley is one example of the unstable ground many people live on.

Waipahu Businesses Have Hopes For Rail — If They Can Survive Construction Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Waipahu Businesses Have Hopes For Rail — If They Can Survive Construction

With some owners reporting a sharp decline in customers, the Honolulu City Council has set aside $2 million for property tax relief for struggling businesses.

These Giant ‘Honu’ Planes Will Cost Hawaii $30M To Accommodate Screen shot from Airbus

These Giant ‘Honu’ Planes Will Cost Hawaii $30M To Accommodate

All Nippon Airways wants to fly the world’s largest aircraft to Honolulu, and the state transportation department is on board.

Aina Haina Residents Nervous About Hillside Development Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Aina Haina Residents Nervous About Hillside Development

In addition to building his own 6,000-square-foot-home, the developer says he eventually plans to build several more houses there.

Groups May Sue Over Harm To Birds From Airport And Harbor Lights Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Groups May Sue Over Harm To Birds From Airport And Harbor Lights

Update June 28, 2017: The Hawaii Department of Transportation released a statement on Earthjustice’s intent to sue notice. In a 60-day notice to the transportation department, they claim endangered seabirds are harmed on Maui, Lanai and Kauai.

A Later Start Time May Be Helping This School’s Students Succeed

A Later Start Time May Be Helping This School’s Students Succeed

Students report better health and grades since Kaimuki High School switched its opening bell from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

People Who Have The Most to Gain From Rail Are Still Skeptical Cory Lum/Civil Beat

People Who Have The Most to Gain From Rail Are Still Skeptical

Even at the route’s western edge, where residents face daunting traffic congestion to get downtown, the transit project’s support is spotty.

Study: Hawaii Tops The Nation For Multiracial And Multiethnic Births Courtesy of Bridget Coila via Flickr

Study: Hawaii Tops The Nation For Multiracial And Multiethnic Births

The birth rates are a reflection of the state’s diverse population as a whole.

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