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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.
Hawaii’s challenges include divided state and county governments and no overall coordination.
State senators may take up some legislative proposals put forward by beneficiaries of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act.
Honolulu police broke up the protest to allow through trucks carrying sections of turbines to a wind farm project in Kahuku.
But the price for pushing through unpopular projects such as the Nā Pua Makani wind farm is an enormous logistical effort to keep the kiaʻi at bay.
UPDATED: After the arrests, four construction trucks carrying sections of turbines left for the wind farm site in Kahuku but were later blocked by a downed power pole that HECO says was intentionally cut down.
The directive from the board offers little new in the way of resolving issues regarding Thirty Meter Telescope.
It’s unknown whether the increase will cover a backlog of maintenance and improvements at the 16 small boat harbors.
The state Land Use Commission gave the city until then to find a new site for a landfill, which has been an issue on Oahu’s Leeward Coast for decades.
The change from Oahu is meant to allow more residents of the Big Island to be heard by the regents.
A majority of lawmakers surveyed by Civil Beat support construction of the telescope — but with a lot of caveats and uncertainty about how to proceed.
Harry Kim’s plan for resolving the TMT standoff makes few new promises, but offers Native Hawaiians a larger voice in determining the future of the mountain.
As chief executive officer of the Hawaii State Energy Office, Scott Glenn will play an important role in achieving the state’s renewable energy goals.