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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Singapore Is An Affordable Housing Model, But Can Hawaii Follow? Flickr: Kah-Wai Lin

Singapore Is An Affordable Housing Model, But Can Hawaii Follow?

Hawaii’s challenges include divided state and county governments and no overall coordination.

Lawmakers Consider Fixes To Hawaiian Homelands Shortcomings Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Consider Fixes To Hawaiian Homelands Shortcomings

State senators may take up some legislative proposals put forward by beneficiaries of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act.

27 Arrested In Second Kalaeloa Standoff Over Wind Farm Blaze Lovell/CivilBeat

27 Arrested In Second Kalaeloa Standoff Over Wind Farm

Honolulu police broke up the protest to allow through trucks carrying sections of turbines to a wind farm project in Kahuku.

With Eye On Mauna Kea, Oahu Isn’t Letting Protesters Stop Unpopular Projects Cory Lum/Civil Beat

With Eye On Mauna Kea, Oahu Isn’t Letting Protesters Stop Unpopular Projects

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.

Wind Farm Protesters Arrested As They Blockade Road For Construction Vehicles Blaze Lovell/Civil Beat

Wind Farm Protesters Arrested As They Blockade Road For Construction Vehicles

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.

UH Regents Urge Nonviolent Solutions To Mauna Kea Standoff Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Regents Urge Nonviolent Solutions To Mauna Kea Standoff

The directive from the board offers little new in the way of resolving issues regarding Thirty Meter Telescope.

Hawaii Boaters Upset About Steep Fee Increase At State-Run Harbors Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Boaters Upset About Steep Fee Increase At State-Run Harbors

It’s unknown whether the increase will cover a backlog of maintenance and improvements at the 16 small boat harbors.

Waimanalo Gulch Landfill Would Close By 2028 Under New Land Use Permit

Waimanalo Gulch Landfill Would Close By 2028 Under New Land Use Permit

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.

UH Regents Move Vote On Mauna Kea Rules To Hawaii Island Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Regents Move Vote On Mauna Kea Rules To Hawaii Island

The change from Oahu is meant to allow more residents of the Big Island to be heard by the regents.

Where Hawaii Legislators Stand On The Thirty Meter Telescope Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Where Hawaii Legislators Stand On The Thirty Meter Telescope

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.

Big Island Mayor Calls For Restructuring Management On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Big Island Mayor Calls For Restructuring Management On Mauna Kea

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.

Ige Picks Environmental Director To Lead Energy Office DLNR

Ige Picks Environmental Director To Lead Energy Office

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.