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 commission’s attorney argued Wednesday that discussions should take place in public.
Applications are due Oct. 6.
In hearings this week, lawmakers have also raised questions over whether State Auditor Les Kondo followed the Legislature’s instructions in his review of the agency.
The governor also said not to expect any more broad shutdowns like the stay-at-home orders implemented in 2020.
UHERO economist predicts more than 85% of Hawaii employees will work for companies with vaccination mandates, filling many of the gaps.
Public testimony centered on whether the commission removed the correct number of military from Hawaii’s population count.
Gov. David Ige urged people to comply with Covid safety measures including wearing masks and maintaining social distance over the three-day weekend.
Recent rulings have built on decades of precedent in Hawaii that protects individuals from unreasonable government intrusions.
A Honolulu deputy prosecuting attorney will be the first Native Hawaiian appointed to a Hawaii appellate court in decades.