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.
The governor also said Hawaii’s decision to maintain mask mandates isn’t inconsistent with CDC guidance.
Critics hoped the pandemic would be the catalyst for significant changes to address long-term problems facing Hawaii. But the budget shortfall dominated the 2021 session.
But Gov. David Ige questions the need to reduce funding for the Hawaii Tourism Authority and moving around some state agencies.
Mau nō naʻe ka manaʻolana o nā mea kākoʻo he mea nō ia e lōkahi ai no kēia mua aku ma ia mauna i manaʻo ʻia he kapu ʻihiʻihi e nā mea he nui.
A state panel tasked with redrawing political boundaries for the Legislature will likely miss deadlines because of a hold up in releasing federal data.
The state is gathering ideas for development surrounding the stadium as lawmakers move ahead with giving the Stadium Authority more powers.