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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Still More Questions Than Answers Surround Honolulu Police Officers’ Deaths Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Still More Questions Than Answers Surround Honolulu Police Officers’ Deaths

As smoke settled in the fire-ravaged neighborhood Monday, neighbors recalled the terror they’d felt a day earlier.

Man Suspected Of Fatally Shooting 2 HPD Officers Was Facing Eviction Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Man Suspected Of Fatally Shooting 2 HPD Officers Was Facing Eviction

Updated: The shooting suspect is believed to have also started a fire in the neighborhood that destroyed at least seven houses.

Can Hawaii’s Elected Leaders Save The State From ‘Drowning?’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can Hawaii’s Elected Leaders Save The State From ‘Drowning?’

Legislators kicked off the 2020 session united with the governor to tackle the cost of living. The question is whether their bold ideas will become reality.

Minimum Wage, Preschool, Housing Top Rare Legislative Platform Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Minimum Wage, Preschool, Housing Top Rare Legislative Platform

In an unusual display of pre-session unity, top state officials and business leaders have largely agreed on a plan aimed at bringing down Hawaii’s high cost of living.

Legislature 2020: Making Hawaii Livable Again PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Legislature 2020: Making Hawaii Livable Again

State lawmakers will consider raising the minimum wage, paid leave programs and ways to keep residents from leaving the islands while grappling with climate change.

State Tax Revenues Steady, For Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Tax Revenues Steady, For Now

Hawaii lawmakers don’t anticipate making many budget changes in light of the latest forecast by the Council on Revenues.

OHA Returned $2M Of Ceded Land Revenue In 2019 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Returned $2M Of Ceded Land Revenue In 2019

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has previously pushed to have a cap on their ceded land revenues raised.

Get Ready For An Economic Slowdown, State Economist Says Blaze Lovell/CivilBeat

Get Ready For An Economic Slowdown, State Economist Says

It’s not a recession yet but government should consider picking up some of the private sector’s slack as the construction industry wanes.

Hawaii Tour Helicopter Owner Rejects Congressman’s Criticism Blaze Lovell/Civil Beat

Hawaii Tour Helicopter Owner Rejects Congressman’s Criticism

Richard Schuman says the industry is safe and does not need increased federal regulation.

‘Blast From The Past’: Why Hawaii Won’t Stop Setting Off Fireworks

‘Blast From The Past’: Why Hawaii Won’t Stop Setting Off Fireworks

A new report from the Legislative Reference Bureau highlights failed attempts by law enforcement and lawmakers to deal with the recurring issue.

Feds Plan To Extract Kauai Tour Helicopter Wreckage NTSB photo by Brice Banning

Feds Plan To Extract Kauai Tour Helicopter Wreckage

The National Transportation Safety Board plans to have a preliminary report from its investigation in three weeks and the final report within two years.

Kauai Tour Helicopter Crash Kills All 7 Onboard Dan Dennison/Hawaii DLNR

Kauai Tour Helicopter Crash Kills All 7 Onboard

UPDATED: County officials confirmed Saturday that all six passengers, including three minors, and pilot died.