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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.
UPDATED: In a 17-6 vote, senators rejected Gluck’s appointment even after he asked the governor to withdraw his name Thursday morning.
UPDATED: Gov. David Ige is standing by his nominee.
State lawmakers will decide later this week on Dan Gluck’s nomination.
The governor is also considering mandating vaccinations for workers at correctional facilities, which have seen recent outbreaks in unsanitary conditions.
Both agencies were the targets of recent critical examinations by State Auditor Les Kondo.
The commission chose the finalists from a list of 17 applicants.
Attorneys for the three officers argued that the case should be dismissed because a grand jury declined to indict them.