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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.
The ride-hailing companies take issue with parts of a House bill that gives the state Department of Transportation more power to investigate them.
Walter Ritte has led some of the most iconic cultural movements in modern Hawaii.
Lawmakers are considering how far to set back new developments as well as specific strategies to deal with climate change.
Amendments would prohibit the attorney general from investigating KAHEA and other nonprofits if the investigation would create a conflict of interest.
UPDATED: Critics say Native Hawaiians, not the governor, should pick the members and the issues it considers.
But DHHL reforms and measures that cover cultural practitioners have a long way to go this session.
The Ige administration is asking the Legislature to approve over $1 million worth of settlements.
Resolution would create a “blue ribbon commission” to establish a new relationship based on trust.
But the annual reports to the Legislature are lacking in the level of detail needed for meaningful public scrutiny.
Since protests resumed six months ago, top elected officials have struggled to take ownership of resolving issues surrounding a major telescope project.