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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.
There’s no strike yet, but hotel workers authorized one should contract negotiations fall through.
The tuition cuts are part of a new tuition schedule that will also freeze other rates through 2023.
The measure also includes $2 million to temporarily house 248 additional Hawaii inmates at a private prison in Arizona.
UPDATED: Proposed new tuition rates being considered by the Board of Regents seek to reverse declines in graduate student enrollment.
A bill on the governor’s desk seeks to bail the associations out of legal jeopardy and clarify they can take away property even if their bylaws don’t say so.
A private developer wants to “get some of the homeless people off the streets.” Maili residents are concerned about traffic and infrastructure.
The settlement stems from a 2014 incident in which two Big Island corrections officers allegedly assaulted an inmate.
The state House adjourned while highlighting its successes. The Senate, meanwhile, is left reflecting on its compromises and splits.
House Bill 1383 would remove criminal penalties for possessing three grams or less of pakalolo.
House Bill 1248 to implement an all-mail voting system and Senate Bill 216 to mandate recounts will now go to Gov. David Ige’s desk for a final approval.
One lawmaker says the bill was too complex to pass this year. But another says the political will still just isn’t there.