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Cory Lum

The Projector: Five Days At Standing Rock Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Five Days At Standing Rock

A Civil Beat team arrived in North Dakota just in time for a dramatic announcement about the Dakota Access Pipeline, and departed just in time to avoid a blizzard.

The Projector: Pearl Harbor, 75 Years Later Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Pearl Harbor, 75 Years Later

On a pier within view of the USS Arizona Memorial, a ceremony honors those who died Dec. 7, 1941, and those who survived.

The Projector: Rain Can’t Stop A Search For The Perfect Tree Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Rain Can’t Stop A Search For The Perfect Tree

Not all of Hawaii’s Christmas trees arrive by ship. Since 2002, a tree farm near Wahiawa has been growing its own.

The Projector: General Election — The Day The Earth Stood Still Eugene Tanner/Civil Beat

The Projector: General Election — The Day The Earth Stood Still

Tuesday began with the usual polling place rituals. By late that night, change had come to America, overshadowing local races.

The Projector: Close Encounters With Molten Lava Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Close Encounters With Molten Lava

Kilauea Volcano has been dumping lava into the ocean off the Big Island since late July. This week, I took a boat ride to watch new land being formed.

The Projector: Bringing Kaneohe Bay Coral Back From the Brink

Coral bleaching is a reality. The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources is looking for ways to keep our reefs alive despite it.
The Projector: Hawaii Welcomes World Conservation Congress Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Hawaii Welcomes World Conservation Congress

The traditions of a beach arrival and hula greet thousands of attendees as the signature environmental event makes its American debut.
The Projector: Aloha, Congressman Mark Takai Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Aloha, Congressman Mark Takai

In a Thursday service at the Capitol, state and national leaders join hundreds of other people to grieve and share memories.
The Projector: Maui’s Final Year Of Cane Burning

The Projector: Maui’s Final Year Of Cane Burning

Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company plans to shut down Hawaii's last sugar plantation by year's end, but the ritual continues for now.
The Projector: Assault On Pyramid Rock Beach Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Assault On Pyramid Rock Beach

In one of the final exercises of the Rim of the Pacific war games, American and Japanese forces made an amphibious landing at Kaneohe Bay.
Scenes From Mark Takai’s All-Too-Short Congressional Career Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Scenes From Mark Takai’s All-Too-Short Congressional Career

After 20 years in the Legislature, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014 and mused about serving Hawaii for another 20 years in Washington, D.C.
The Projector: Stepping Back In Time Amid Native Birds, Plants Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Stepping Back In Time Amid Native Birds, Plants

A few lucky visitors gain entrance to Maui's Waikamoi Preserve on the east slope of Haleakaia.