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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Is Hawaii Government Effective? It’s Hard To Tell Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Is Hawaii Government Effective? It’s Hard To Tell

Performance metrics from state agencies don't always get at problems people want to see addressed.

Kā Ka Luna O DHHL: ʻAʻole E Wāwahi ʻIa Ana Ka Hoʻolālā Uku He $600 Miliona E Ka Manaʻo Hou DHHL

Kā Ka Luna O DHHL: ʻAʻole E Wāwahi ʻIa Ana Ka Hoʻolālā Uku He $600 Miliona E Ka Manaʻo Hou

Performance metrics from state agencies don’t always get at problems people want to see addressed. Are we growing…
Hawaii Lawmakers May Limit Their Own Political Fundraising David Croxford/CivilBeat/2023

Hawaii Lawmakers May Limit Their Own Political Fundraising

Performance metrics from state agencies don’t always get at problems people want to see addressed. Are we growing…
New Report Shows HPD Disciplined Officers Involved In Cases Of Police Brutality Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

New Report Shows HPD Disciplined Officers Involved In Cases Of Police Brutality

More than half of the officers disciplined in 2022 were referred to prosecutors for possible criminal charges.

Does The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Need To Be More Representative? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Does The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Need To Be More Representative?

A pair of bills would change the way OHA trustees are elected, but there are concerns they would violate constitutional rights.

Chief Justice Calls On State To ‘Join Forces’ To Solve Homelessness, Mental Health Crisis David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Chief Justice Calls On State To ‘Join Forces’ To Solve Homelessness, Mental Health Crisis

Mark Recktenwald, the head of the state’s court system, advocated for more funding for diversion programs.

Hawaii Lawmakers Seek Shields Against Supreme Court Rulings On Abortion, Guns David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Hawaii Lawmakers Seek Shields Against Supreme Court Rulings On Abortion, Guns

Lawmakers are considering statewide regulations on concealed carry and also plan to debate measures protecting doctors who perform abortions.
‘Too Much On The Line’: Hawaii Gov. Josh Green Promises To Tackle Tough Issues Head On David Croxford/CivilBeat/2023

‘Too Much On The Line’: Hawaii Gov. Josh Green Promises To Tackle Tough Issues Head On

Housing, homelessness and cost of living were top priorities in the new governor's first State of the State address to lawmakers.

UH Journalism Students Join Civil Beat To Cover The Legislature

UH Journalism Students Join Civil Beat To Cover The Legislature

We're partnering with the University of Hawaii Manoa journalism program to teach students for the second year in a row.