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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Without Money, Hawaii’s Police Standards Board Is ‘Dead In The Water’ Screenshot

Without Money, Hawaii’s Police Standards Board Is ‘Dead In The Water’

Updated: A national organization has volunteered to help the board in the meantime as members prepare to ask the Legislature for help again.

Gov. David Ige Appoints New Public Safety Director

Gov. David Ige Appoints New Public Safety Director

Former Public Safety Director Nolan Espinda retired in September.

Critical Funding Fight Looms As Public Safety Boards Remain Cash-Strapped Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Critical Funding Fight Looms As Public Safety Boards Remain Cash-Strapped

State public safety boards have been shortchanged since they were put in place. But lawmakers suggest there may be little help in sight.

Hawaii Has A New State Sheriff Courtesy

Hawaii Has A New State Sheriff

Billy Oku, who has 30 years of experience in law enforcement and security, will head the Sheriff Division in the Department of Public Safety.

Keoni Souza Asks Hawaii Supreme Court For Recount In OHA Race

Keoni Souza Asks Hawaii Supreme Court For Recount In OHA Race

The race fell just outside of the threshold for an automatic recount.

Report: Hawaii Is Still Heavily Dependent On Fossil Fuels Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Report: Hawaii Is Still Heavily Dependent On Fossil Fuels

Three-quarters of electric production came from petroleum and coal in 2019.

Senate Confirms Todd Eddins To Hawaii Supreme Court Screenshot Hawaii Senate

Senate Confirms Todd Eddins To Hawaii Supreme Court

The lawmaker in charge of vetting judicial candidates noted Eddins’ vast legal experience.

Senators Dig In To Hawaii Supreme Court Nominee’s Positions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senators Dig In To Hawaii Supreme Court Nominee’s Positions

The legal community heaped praise on Todd Eddins as state lawmakers examined how he might react to certain situations on the high court.