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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Maui Commission Debates Whether To Hire Next Police Chief In Private Screenshot

Maui Commission Debates Whether To Hire Next Police Chief In Private

The commission’s attorney argued Wednesday that discussions should take place in public.

Hawaii Lawmakers Question Rent Payments On State Land Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2014

Hawaii Lawmakers Question Rent Payments On State Land

In hearings this week, lawmakers have also raised questions over whether State Auditor Les Kondo followed the Legislature’s instructions in his review of the agency.

Ige Warns Of More Gathering Restrictions If Covid Cases Spike Again Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Ige Warns Of More Gathering Restrictions If Covid Cases Spike Again

The governor also said not to expect any more broad shutdowns like the stay-at-home orders implemented in 2020.

Biden’s Sweeping New Vaccination Mandate Is ‘Huge’ For Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Biden’s Sweeping New Vaccination Mandate Is ‘Huge’ For Hawaii

UHERO economist predicts more than 85% of Hawaii employees will work for companies with vaccination mandates, filling many of the gaps.

Redistricting Panel: No Changes In Hawaii Legislative Seats

Redistricting Panel: No Changes In Hawaii Legislative Seats

Public testimony centered on whether the commission removed the correct number of military from Hawaii’s population count.

Hawaii Hospitals Near ‘Worst Case Scenario’ As Officials Try To Rein In Labor Day Gatherings Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Hospitals Near ‘Worst Case Scenario’ As Officials Try To Rein In Labor Day Gatherings

Gov. David Ige urged people to comply with Covid safety measures including wearing masks and maintaining social distance over the three-day weekend.

 

How The Hawaii Supreme Court Has Shaped Policing In The State Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

How The Hawaii Supreme Court Has Shaped Policing In The State

Recent rulings have built on decades of precedent in Hawaii that protects individuals from unreasonable government intrusions.

Senate Confirms Sonja McCullen To Intermediate Court Of Appeals Screenshot

Senate Confirms Sonja McCullen To Intermediate Court Of Appeals

A Honolulu deputy prosecuting attorney will be the first Native Hawaiian appointed to a Hawaii appellate court in decades.