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 Construction Union Spent Nearly $1 Million On Oahu Races Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Construction Union Spent Nearly $1 Million On Oahu Races

The state’s largest super PAC and business executives invested heavily in helping Rick Blangiardi beat Keith Amemiya to be Honolulu mayor.

Pre-Travel Flights From Japan To Start Nov. 6 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pre-Travel Flights From Japan To Start Nov. 6

Hawaiian Airlines and others are expected to start ramping up flights through November and into December.

Hawaii Law Enforcement Rescues 5 Kids From Sex Trafficking Cory Lum

Hawaii Law Enforcement Rescues 5 Kids From Sex Trafficking

The weekend operation took place in Honolulu.

Hawaii Elections Office Wants Ballots Mailed Tuesday Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Elections Office Wants Ballots Mailed Tuesday

Ballots can also be dropped off at drop boxes spread throughout the state and there are still in-person voting options.

Hawaii Voter Turnout Already At 41% Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Hawaii Voter Turnout Already At 41%

Officials ask that voters mail ballots by Tuesday.

Governor Nominates Todd Eddins To Hawaii Supreme Court Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Governor Nominates Todd Eddins To Hawaii Supreme Court

UPDATED: The 1st circuit judge is expected to join a liberal-leaning majority on the state’s highest court.

Governor Approves Next Stage In Oahu Reopening Plan Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Governor Approves Next Stage In Oahu Reopening Plan

More business restrictions will be lifted at midnight.

Gyms, Arcades, Vacation Rentals Could Reopen Thursday Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gyms, Arcades, Vacation Rentals Could Reopen Thursday

Those are among the business restrictions that could be lifted with Oahu’s move to Tier 2 of its reopening plan.

In Hawaii, Your Ballot Has To Be In By 7 p.m. On Election Day. Here’s Why Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

In Hawaii, Your Ballot Has To Be In By 7 p.m. On Election Day. Here’s Why

Eighteen other states will still accept a ballot if it’s postmarked by Election Day.