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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April 2021

Monday, April 19

Hawaii Plans Vaccine Passports For Interisland Travelers First

Friday, April 16

Lawmakers OK Fines For Pandemic Rule Violators

Hawaii Supreme Court Ends Early Release Of Inmates

Tuesday, April 13

Hawaii House Will Likely Delay Pay Raises Until 2023

Monday, April 12

Police Shootings Board Is Still Doing Nothing As Cases Pile Up

Friday, April 9

Bans On High Capacity Magazines For Guns Fail At Legislature

Aloha Stadium Plan Will Burden Taxpayers. Is It Worth The Risk?

Monday, April 5

Ige Calls For Patience On Travel Restrictions, Vaccine Passports

Friday, April 2

New CDC Guidance Paves The Way For Hawaii To Implement ‘Vaccine Passports’

Thursday, April 1

Kahuku Wind Farm Case Goes Before Hawaii Supreme Court

New Sunshine Rules Would Require Requests For Some In-Person Meetings

March 2021

Monday, March 29

Lawmakers Want New Group To Determine Future Of OHA Kakaako Makai

Wednesday, March 24

9th Circuit Upholds Hawaii Laws Against Open Carry Of Firearms

The Hawaii Capitol Is Closed To The Public, But Some Lobbyists Still Have Entree

Thursday, March 18

Hawaii Lawmakers Seek Exemption From Political Ad Disclosures

Monday, March 15

Funding Fight Slows Action On Police, Prison Reform

Wednesday, March 10

Civil Cafe: Hawaii Money Chairs Share Their Thoughts On Taxes And The Budget

Tuesday, March 9

Hawaii Senate Votes To Legalize Marijuana, Raise Minimum Wage

Sunday, March 7

Lawmakers End Efforts To Revamp Oversight Of Watchdog Agencies

What’s Dead And Alive At The Hawaii Legislature

Wednesday, March 3

Most Police Reform Measures Fail To Gain Traction At Legislature

February 2021

Thursday, February 25

Proposed Mauna Kea Working Group Is Already Creating Divisions

Friday, February 19

Lawmakers Want Native Hawaiians To Help Decide Future Of Mauna Kea

Family Sues Over Fatal State Capitol Shooting By Deputy Sheriff

Wednesday, February 17

State Officials Looking For Ways To Finance New Stadium, Repair Old One

Tuesday, February 16

Hawaii Lawmakers Are Considering Clamping Down On Gov’s Emergency Powers

Friday, February 12

More In-Person Voting Sites Proposed For Hawaii

Wednesday, February 10

Senate Panel Moves To End Suspension Of Public Records Law

Monday, February 8

Hawaii Senate Proposes $12 Minimum Wage By 2022

Thursday, February 4

Hawaii Lawmakers Want Their ‘Gifts Of Aloha’ Back

Wednesday, February 3

Green Leads Caldwell In Campaign Donations For Next Governor’s Race

Tuesday, February 2

Saiki Wants To Take Mauna Kea Management Away From UH

Monday, February 1

New Police Disciplinary Reports Reveal Serious Misconduct By Dozens Of Officers

January 2021

Friday, January 29

Panel: Hawaii Justice System Needs Better Data Collection

Thursday, January 28

Legislative Leaders: Pay Raises For State Workers May Be Tough This Year

Wednesday, January 27

Former OHA Finance Chief Sues Over Whistleblower Retaliation

Hawaii Chief Justice: Courts Must Address Systemic Inequities

Wednesday, January 20

Hawaii Legislature Launches ‘Laser Beam’ Session In A Locked Down Capitol

Tuesday, January 19

The Battered State Budget Will Dominate The Next Hawaii Legislature

Friday, January 15

No More ‘Gifts Of Aloha’ For State Lawmakers

Tuesday, January 5

Will Hawaii Legislature Reverse Ige’s Suspension Of The Public Records Law?