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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Dru Kanuha Named Senate Majority Leader Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Dru Kanuha Named Senate Majority Leader

He replaces outgoing majority leader J. Kalani English.

Ige Rules Out Vaccine Passports For Trans-Pacific Travelers For Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Rules Out Vaccine Passports For Trans-Pacific Travelers For Now

The governor also said Hawaii’s decision to maintain mask mandates isn’t inconsistent with CDC guidance.

A Cautious Legislature, Locked In The Capitol, Played It Safe Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Cautious Legislature, Locked In The Capitol, Played It Safe

Critics hoped the pandemic would be the catalyst for significant changes to address long-term problems facing Hawaii. But the budget shortfall dominated the 2021 session.

Lawmakers Credit Federal Relief Funds For Saving Session Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Credit Federal Relief Funds For Saving Session

But Gov. David Ige questions the need to reduce funding for the Hawaii Tourism Authority and moving around some state agencies.

Aloha Stadium Could Be Demolished In 2022 Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Aloha Stadium Could Be Demolished In 2022

The Stadium Authority plans to meet May 6 to discuss the financing and siting of the new stadium.

Ma Muli O Ka Hui Lawe Hana I Noi ʻIa, Ua Kupu ʻĒ Mai He Mau Pilikia Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ma Muli O Ka Hui Lawe Hana I Noi ʻIa, Ua Kupu ʻĒ Mai He Mau Pilikia

Mau nō naʻe ka manaʻolana o nā mea kākoʻo he mea nō ia e lōkahi ai no kēia mua aku ma ia mauna i manaʻo ʻia he kapu ʻihiʻihi e nā mea he nui.

New County Hotel Tax Is Approved In Final Vote Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New County Hotel Tax Is Approved In Final Vote

The Hawaii Legislature also approved a hefty rental car surcharge increase to squeeze more money out of tourists. The visitor industry is not pleased.

Hawaii Keeps US House Seats But Expects Delay In Redistricting Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Hawaii Keeps US House Seats But Expects Delay In Redistricting

A state panel tasked with redrawing political boundaries for the Legislature will likely miss deadlines because of a hold up in releasing federal data.

New Aloha Stadium Development May Finally Move Forward Courtesy: Crawford Architects

New Aloha Stadium Development May Finally Move Forward

The state is gathering ideas for development surrounding the stadium as lawmakers move ahead with giving the Stadium Authority more powers.