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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Hawaii Reports First COVID-19 Death Cory Lum

Hawaii Reports First COVID-19 Death

UPDATED: The state coronavirus infection count rose by 20 on Tuesday, and an elderly Oahu man died late Monday evening.

Report: Hawaii’s Economic Downturn Will Be ‘Sharp And Painful’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Report: Hawaii’s Economic Downturn Will Be ‘Sharp And Painful’

A new University of Hawaii report paints a grim picture for Hawaii’s economic outlook.

Heavy Rains On Kauai Cause Sewage Spill Near Wailua

Heavy Rains On Kauai Cause Sewage Spill Near Wailua

Kauai County is advising residents to avoid the ocean near Lydgate Beach Park.

Hawaii Public Employees May Lose Out On Pay Raises Due To Virus Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Public Employees May Lose Out On Pay Raises Due To Virus

When the Legislature recessed indefinitely, pay increases for workers was among its unfinished business.

Hara: Quarantine Protocols Will Soon Extend To Interisland Travel Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hara: Quarantine Protocols Will Soon Extend To Interisland Travel

State senators also press for medical screenings of all arriving passengers to Hawaii, not just a 14-day self-quarantine.

State Leaders: We Need To Work Together To Fight The Virus Screenshot: Hawaii News Now

State Leaders: We Need To Work Together To Fight The Virus

Medical professionals are aligned with state efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Hawaii Travelers Quarantine: ‘I Think I Might Go Insane’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Travelers Quarantine: ‘I Think I Might Go Insane’

UPDATED: Returning residents and visitors who landed at the Honolulu airport say they will abide by the state’s quarantine order, even if they’re not happy about it.

TMT Protest Camp Packs Up Due To COVID-19 Screenshot from Pu’uhonua O Pu’uhuluhulu

TMT Protest Camp Packs Up Due To COVID-19

Camp elders promised to return if construction is planned to resume.

Ige Orders Hawaii Residents To Stay At Home Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Orders Hawaii Residents To Stay At Home

The order follows similar mandates by the mayors of Maui and Honolulu counties — and it’s an action legislative leaders have been pushing for the last few days.