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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.
The $1 billion in spending reductions will now go to Gov. David Ige for his review.
Thousands of positions thought to be vacant may not be empty after all.
The state judiciary would need to make weekly reports to lawmakers about people being released from jail to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
A request from the governor’s office for $9 million to pay consultants for an economic recovery plan is among the proposals that got chopped.
A key vote on Senate Bill 75 is expected Friday but Senate money committee members are still perplexed.
The proposal is on track to clear the Legislature.
U.S. Rep Ed Case is asking the Federal Aviation Administration to suspend rules around pre-boarding requirements.
The House Finance Committee doesn’t want state agencies to use federal stimulus dollars if they already have state money that can be used.
Gov. David Ige is not on board with much of the Legislature’s fiscal plan including how to spend federal bailout money and public worker pay cuts.
Maui County Council is using a live videoconferencing system for its council sessions.