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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Can The Hawaii Reapportionment Commission Solve This Political ‘Jigsaw Puzzle’? Screenshot: Hawaii Office of Elections

Can The Hawaii Reapportionment Commission Solve This Political ‘Jigsaw Puzzle’?

Residents have drafted proposed reapportionment plans ahead of a public comment period set to start Tuesday.

Ige Says He’ll Announce Looser Covid Restrictions Before Thanksgiving Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Ige Says He’ll Announce Looser Covid Restrictions Before Thanksgiving

Indoor mask mandates and the Safe Travels program are expected to stay in place.

Ala Moana And Shirokiya Duke It Out Over Getting Rid Of Stored Stuff Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Ala Moana And Shirokiya Duke It Out Over Getting Rid Of Stored Stuff

Updated: After mediation failed, the Ala Moana Center has asked a judge for permission to auction off property left by Shirokiya, one of its oldest tenants, after it shut its doors.

Christopher Deedy Won’t Face Third Trial For 2011 Shooting Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Christopher Deedy Won’t Face Third Trial For 2011 Shooting

Honolulu Prosecutor Steve Alm said there is not enough evidence. The federal agent was acquitted of murder in 2014 for the shooting death of Kollin Elderts.

This Deputy Sheriff Was Twice Accused Of Sex Assault And Fired. Then He Got His Job Back Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

This Deputy Sheriff Was Twice Accused Of Sex Assault And Fired. Then He Got His Job Back

The deputy has already put the state on the hook for more than $7 million in damages, a case that revealed shortcomings in the jail’s practices for handling women prisoners.

Federal Jury Awards $7M To Woman Assaulted In Court Cellblock In Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat/2017

Federal Jury Awards $7M To Woman Assaulted In Court Cellblock In Hawaii

The deputy sheriff accused of assault maintains he did nothing wrong.

Federal Funds Will Be A ‘Shot In The Arm’ For Hawaii’s Infrastructure Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Federal Funds Will Be A ‘Shot In The Arm’ For Hawaii’s Infrastructure

State transportation officials plan to focus on coastal highways vulnerable to erosion and sea level rise.

Hawaii Supreme Court Ends Legislature’s Gut-And-Replace Tactic Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Supreme Court Ends Legislature’s Gut-And-Replace Tactic

Updated: The Legislature sometimes amends a bill with entirely new contents. The Supreme Court says those bills must get a full public vetting.