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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More Voters Are Casting Ballots In Hawaii’s All-Mail Primary Election This Year Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

More Voters Are Casting Ballots In Hawaii’s All-Mail Primary Election This Year

UPDATED: Voter turnout, at 47.8%, is higher than it’s been in 26 years as Hawaii’s first all-mail election takes place.

Bar Codes, Signatures And Fire-Safe Drop Boxes Help Secure Hawaii’s All-Mail Election

Bar Codes, Signatures And Fire-Safe Drop Boxes Help Secure Hawaii’s All-Mail Election

Officials say they have a precise process in place and are following the lead of other states to ensure ballot security.

Oahu Students Will Move To Distance Learning Through Sept. 12 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu Students Will Move To Distance Learning Through Sept. 12

UPDATED. The announcement comes after calls from the state teachers union to move to online classrooms for the first quarter.

Deputy Sheriff Shoots Maui Man On Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Deputy Sheriff Shoots Maui Man On Oahu

The man was taken to The Queen’s Medical Center where he was later arrested for assault.

Hawaii’s Homeless Voters Face Hurdles With All-Mail System Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Homeless Voters Face Hurdles With All-Mail System

In Hawaii and other states, homeless people and the service providers who help them face hurdles when it comes to voting.

Supreme Court Hears Challenge To Lawmakers’ Gut-And-Replace Tactics PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Supreme Court Hears Challenge To Lawmakers’ Gut-And-Replace Tactics

Advocates for greater transparency say the process leaves the public in the dark.

Oahu Voters Have Already Cast More Ballots Than In 2016 Primary Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu Voters Have Already Cast More Ballots Than In 2016 Primary

Updated: The total number of ballots cast as of Tuesday surpassed those from the 2016 primary by about 7,000.

Hawaii Human Services Director Stepping Down Ige Administration

Hawaii Human Services Director Stepping Down

The governor announced that Cathy Betts will lead the Department of Human Services.

How Hawaii’s New Voting System Could Help Disabled Voters Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

How Hawaii’s New Voting System Could Help Disabled Voters

Voters with disabilities have better access to ballots than in most other states, including the ability to vote electronically. But more voter education and outreach is needed.