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 Boaters Upset About Steep Fee Increase At State-Run Harbors Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Boaters Upset About Steep Fee Increase At State-Run Harbors

It’s unknown whether the increase will cover a backlog of maintenance and improvements at the 16 small boat harbors.

Waimanalo Gulch Landfill Would Close By 2028 Under New Land Use Permit

Waimanalo Gulch Landfill Would Close By 2028 Under New Land Use Permit

The state Land Use Commission gave the city until then to find a new site for a landfill, which has been an issue on Oahu’s Leeward Coast for decades.

UH Regents Move Vote On Mauna Kea Rules To Hawaii Island Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Regents Move Vote On Mauna Kea Rules To Hawaii Island

The change from Oahu is meant to allow more residents of the Big Island to be heard by the regents.

Where Hawaii Legislators Stand On The Thirty Meter Telescope Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Where Hawaii Legislators Stand On The Thirty Meter Telescope

A majority of lawmakers surveyed by Civil Beat support construction of the telescope — but with a lot of caveats and uncertainty about how to proceed.

Big Island Mayor Calls For Restructuring Management On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Big Island Mayor Calls For Restructuring Management On Mauna Kea

Harry Kim’s plan for resolving the TMT standoff makes few new promises, but offers Native Hawaiians a larger voice in determining the future of the mountain.

Ige Picks Environmental Director To Lead Energy Office DLNR

Ige Picks Environmental Director To Lead Energy Office

As chief executive officer of the Hawaii State Energy Office, Scott Glenn will play an important role in achieving the state’s renewable energy goals.

AG Won’t Press Charges Against Deputy Sheriff In Capitol Shooting

AG Won’t Press Charges Against Deputy Sheriff In Capitol Shooting

The state Attorney General’s office found insufficient evidence to press charges over the February shooting of a homeless man.

AG Probes Office of Hawaiian Affairs Support of Mauna Kea Protest Cory Lum/Civil Beat

AG Probes Office of Hawaiian Affairs Support of Mauna Kea Protest

The state attorney general sent the Office of Hawaiian Affairs a subpoena Thursday, but is unlikely to get any information that won’t already become public next week.

City Slaps UH With $35 Million Sewer Bill After Failing To Charge It For 7 Years Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Slaps UH With $35 Million Sewer Bill After Failing To Charge It For 7 Years

The Department of Environmental Services never got the word UH West Oahu should be billed, and now is working with the university to come up with an accurate estimate for the retroactive sewer charges.

Anti-Caldwell PAC’s Inaccurate Reporting Leads To $15,000 Fine Blaze Lovell/CivilBeat

Anti-Caldwell PAC’s Inaccurate Reporting Leads To $15,000 Fine

The Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission investigated the PAC for vast discrepancies between its campaign reports and bank records.

Prosecutors Won’t Charge Guard in Fatal OCCC Shooting Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Prosecutors Won’t Charge Guard in Fatal OCCC Shooting

Maui prosecutors cited Hawaii’s use of force law, which allows deadly force to be used by law enforcement against escaping jail or prison detainees.

State Puts Pressure On TMT Protesters Over Environment, Threats To Officials Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

State Puts Pressure On TMT Protesters Over Environment, Threats To Officials

The protesters say they are being vilified in an attempt to discredit the Mauna Kea movement.