Civil Beat Reporter

Blaze Lovell

Blaze Lovell is a reporter for Honolulu Civil Beat. Previously, he was a reporting fellow and intern. He earned his bachelor’s degree from 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. In his college years, Blaze served as the managing editor for UNLV’s paper, the Free Press, and also played rugby, which is like football without pads or rules.


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Minimum Wage Bill Teed Up For Senate Vote Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Minimum Wage Bill Teed Up For Senate Vote

While the proposal would increase wages to $12 an hour by 2022, labor advocates also want to raise the wage to $17 by 2026.

Lawmakers Want Native Hawaiians To Help Decide Future Of Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Want Native Hawaiians To Help Decide Future Of Mauna Kea

The proposal follows House Speaker Scott Saiki’s call for the University of Hawaii to be ousted from its management role.

Family Sues Over Fatal State Capitol Shooting By Deputy Sheriff Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Family Sues Over Fatal State Capitol Shooting By Deputy Sheriff

The deputy sheriff who shot Delmar Espejo is still employed by the state.

Senate Panel Kills Final DHHL Casino Proposal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senate Panel Kills Final DHHL Casino Proposal

The Hawaiian Home Lands director had called proposed amendments to the measure a “glimmer of hope” but now says that flicker is dead.

Pay Of UH Executives Restored After Temporary Cuts Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Pay Of UH Executives Restored After Temporary Cuts

University of Hawaii President David Lassner plans to cut his own pay by 20%.

State Officials Looking For Ways To Finance New Stadium, Repair Old One Courtesy: Crawford Architects

State Officials Looking For Ways To Finance New Stadium, Repair Old One

Stadium officials won’t put an opening date on the new stadium after seeing other projects in Hawaii stall.

Hawaii Lawmakers Are Considering Clamping Down On Gov’s Emergency Powers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Are Considering Clamping Down On Gov’s Emergency Powers

Hawaii isn’t the only state worried that a governor’s emergency orders are in need of better oversight.

More In-Person Voting Sites Proposed For Hawaii Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

More In-Person Voting Sites Proposed For Hawaii

Lawmakers want to tweak the elections law in an effort to head off long lines for voters like those seen during the Nov. 3 general election.

Senate Panel Moves To End Suspension Of Public Records Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senate Panel Moves To End Suspension Of Public Records Law

Updated: An emergency order from Hawaii’s governor has been in place since last spring that he says is necessary due to COVID-19.