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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Mauna Kea Telescopes Are Getting Back To Work But It May Take Weeks Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mauna Kea Telescopes Are Getting Back To Work But It May Take Weeks

Getting all the complex telescope instruments ready to work again could still take several weeks.

Hawaii Democratic Party Chair Leaves To Run AARP Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Democratic Party Chair Leaves To Run AARP

Keali’i Lopez took over running the party last year, winning the election over the progressive’s choice.

UH Will Allow Students To Earn Credit While Protesting TMT Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Will Allow Students To Earn Credit While Protesting TMT

Professors are still working out the details, such as whether students will be allowed to Skype into class discussions.

Ige Calls Off Mauna Kea Emergency Proclamation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Calls Off Mauna Kea Emergency Proclamation

UPDATED: The governor says a permit extension means construction does not have to begin until 2021.

Judges To Decide if Ige Can Be Called As Witness In Hearing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judges To Decide if Ige Can Be Called As Witness In Hearing

A hearing on whether or not Gov. David Ige’s emergency proclamation could be invalidated is scheduled to begin on Thursday.

Can The Thirty Meter Telescope Survive Growing Opposition? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can The Thirty Meter Telescope Survive Growing Opposition?

UPDATED: Gov. David Ige’s cabinet members spent most of Monday in meetings to discuss the future of the project planned for Mauna Kea.

Judges Ponder Whether To Halt Ige’s Mauna Kea Emergency Proclamation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judges Ponder Whether To Halt Ige’s Mauna Kea Emergency Proclamation

A ruling is expected Tuesday after a hearing into whether the order violates the rights of a Native Hawaiian cultural practitioner.

Ige: No Additional National Guard Troops Coming To Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige: No Additional National Guard Troops Coming To Mauna Kea

UPDATED: The governor met with Mayor Harry Kim to talk about maintaining peace during the Thirty Meter Telescope protests.

Another Day Of Waiting For Protesters, Authorities At Mauna Kea Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Another Day Of Waiting For Protesters, Authorities At Mauna Kea

Hundreds of Thirty Meter Telescope opponents maintain their vigil as authorities say all access to the mountain is now restricted.

Ige Seeking State Energy Chief Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Seeking State Energy Chief

The state is taking job applications until the end of the month.

Ige Names Tax Director To Chief of Staff Position Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Names Tax Director To Chief of Staff Position

Linda Chu Takayama will take over the office previously held by Ford Fuchigami.

Court Rejects Feds’ Withholding Of Info In UH Biolab Inspection Report Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Court Rejects Feds’ Withholding Of Info In UH Biolab Inspection Report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention heavily redacted a report that found safety infractions at the facility.