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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Hilton Hawaiian Village Workers To Protest For Wage Increases Flickr.com

Hilton Hawaiian Village Workers To Protest For Wage Increases

There’s no strike yet, but hotel workers authorized one should contract negotiations fall through.

Some UH Manoa Grad Students Will Get Tuition Cuts in 2020 PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Some UH Manoa Grad Students Will Get Tuition Cuts in 2020

The tuition cuts are part of a new tuition schedule that will also freeze other rates through 2023.

Ige Signs Bill To Cover $5.1 Million In Repairs After Maui Jail Riot Department of Public Safety

Ige Signs Bill To Cover $5.1 Million In Repairs After Maui Jail Riot

The measure also includes $2 million to temporarily house 248 additional Hawaii inmates at a private prison in Arizona.

UH Wants To Cut Tuition For Some Grad Students — Especially Out-Of-Staters PF Bentley/Civil Beat

UH Wants To Cut Tuition For Some Grad Students — Especially Out-Of-Staters

UPDATED: Proposed new tuition rates being considered by the Board of Regents seek to reverse declines in graduate student enrollment.

Condo Associations May Be On Verge Of Gaining More Foreclosure Power Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Condo Associations May Be On Verge Of Gaining More Foreclosure Power

A bill on the governor’s desk seeks to bail the associations out of legal jeopardy and clarify they can take away property even if their bylaws don’t say so.

Housing Advocates Might Love This Project, But The Neighbors Don’t Screenshot from Hawaii Community Development Board

Housing Advocates Might Love This Project, But The Neighbors Don’t

A private developer wants to “get some of the homeless people off the streets.” Maili residents are concerned about traffic and infrastructure.

Lunchbox Thief Could Get $125K From State Settlement Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lunchbox Thief Could Get $125K From State Settlement

The settlement stems from a 2014 incident in which two Big Island corrections officers allegedly assaulted an inmate.

Senate Closes The 2019 Session With Some Sharp Divisions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senate Closes The 2019 Session With Some Sharp Divisions

The state House adjourned while highlighting its successes. The Senate, meanwhile, is left reflecting on its compromises and splits.

DHHL Needs Help Killing Feral Cattle

DHHL Needs Help Killing Feral Cattle

Herds of wild cows on the slopes of Mauna Kea are contributing to rapid ohia death and spreading invasive species, the department says.

Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Passes Final Vote Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Passes Final Vote

House Bill 1383 would remove criminal penalties for possessing three grams or less of pakalolo.

Bills For All-Mail Voting, Mandatory Recounts Clear Legislature Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Bills For All-Mail Voting, Mandatory Recounts Clear Legislature

House Bill 1248 to implement an all-mail voting system and Senate Bill 216 to mandate recounts will now go to Gov. David Ige’s desk for a final approval.

Why The Police Misconduct Bill Failed To Pass The Legislature — Again Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why The Police Misconduct Bill Failed To Pass The Legislature — Again

One lawmaker says the bill was too complex to pass this year. But another says the political will still just isn’t there.