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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.
Catholic Charities is getting $7.5 million to develop a 78-unit facility to serve the homeless on the Leeward Coast.
A total of 37 prisoners were flown to Oahu after their suspected involvement in the disturbance, but five have been returned to Maui.
Nolan Espinda’s work record will be the subject of a public hearing, and he’s also expected to meet with Senate Democrats next week.
Pretrial detainees make up a big part of the inmate population. Meanwhile, most proposed reforms appear dead in Legislature.
All four county departments already have the accreditation, which sets standards regarding use of force, weapons, training and officer conduct.
The measure that now goes to the Senate would apply to having 3 grams of marijuana or less, which still could result in a $200 fine.
The measure increasing the statewide general excise tax by 0.5 percent was one of many bills clearing their first chamber as the session’s midpoint nears.
Inmates won’t get to vote, many Hawaii prisoners won’t be coming home from Arizona and citizens still won’t be able to put measures on the ballot.
The students want a union, but UH argues that a union will not resolve issues like workplace harassment, low wages or unfair treatment.
Measures that still have a shot would allow sales of edibles at medical marijuana dispensaries and protect medical users from workplace discrimination.