Civil Beat Intern

Blaze Lovell

Blaze Lovell is a reporting fellow for Honolulu Civil Beat. 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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Why Hundreds Of Mililani Residents Must Pay Thousands Of Dollars To Save A Few Homes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Hundreds Of Mililani Residents Must Pay Thousands Of Dollars To Save A Few Homes

About eight homes in the Launani Valley community are threatened, but owners of more than 800 homes will have to cough up $3.2 million to save them.

UH Wants $600 Million In 2019 To Modernize Its Crumbling Campuses Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Wants $600 Million In 2019 To Modernize Its Crumbling Campuses

And that’s just the beginning. The university has a six-year, $1.6 billion plan in the works.

No Danger Of Flooding At Nuuanu Dam, City Says Marcel Honore/Civil Beat

No Danger Of Flooding At Nuuanu Dam, City Says

UPDATED: Heavy rains had raised the reservoir level to within about 1.5 feet below the spillway, causing officials to consider evacuations.

Hawaii Escapes Relatively Unscathed From Tropical Storm Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Escapes Relatively Unscathed From Tropical Storm

UPDATED: Oahu’s shelters go mostly unused, and no widespread damage has been reported despite heavy rainfall.

Weakening Olivia Passes South of Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Weakening Olivia Passes South of Oahu

UPDATED: Hawaii is no longer under a tropical storm warning, although the storm is still dumping rain.

Panel To Study Constitutional Convention Question Before Election Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Panel To Study Constitutional Convention Question Before Election

The citizens group will release a list of pros and cons just weeks before voters decide the issue in November.

Can A Woman Who Lost Her Arm In A Lab Explosion Sue UH? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can A Woman Who Lost Her Arm In A Lab Explosion Sue UH?

The university contends the former postdoctoral fellow must seek relief through the workers’ compensation system.

Glitzy New Driving Range Proposal At Ala Wai Worries The Regulars Courtesy of Topgolf

Glitzy New Driving Range Proposal At Ala Wai Worries The Regulars

Lounges and microchip balls: The city hopes a public-private partnership will re-energize its golf course.

Caldwell: City Tries To Mitigate Flood Danger, But Don’t Count On It Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell: City Tries To Mitigate Flood Danger, But Don’t Count On It

A major flood warning is in effect for all islands as Hurricane Lane draws nearer.

No Party Like A Hurricane Party Blaze Lovell/CivilBeat

No Party Like A Hurricane Party

The Breaker’s Bar and Restaurant is preparing for Hurricane Lane by offering drink specials and promoting some partying.

UH Projects A $28 Million Deficit In A Billion-Dollar Budget Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Projects A $28 Million Deficit In A Billion-Dollar Budget

The spending plan approved by the Board of Regents won’t shrink an $848 million maintenance backlog. In fact, that will keep growing.

Why American Samoans Can’t Run For Office — Or Even Vote Courtesy of Wespac

Why American Samoans Can’t Run For Office — Or Even Vote

Unlike people born in other U.S. territories, they are not citizens but U.S. nationals. They do have a pathway to citizenship, however.