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The Projector: Paradise Can Be Perilous Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Paradise Can Be Perilous

Signs can be posted and lifeguards can keep watch, but there are hazards inherent in enjoying all the islands have to offer. And not everyone is being careful.
The Projector: Images of 2015 — The New Governor, The TMT Fight And The Nomadic Homeless Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Images of 2015 — The New Governor, The TMT Fight And The Nomadic Homeless

With presidential vacations as bookends, the year in the islands featured David Ige's shakedown cruise, the still-unfolding TMT-Mauna Kea controversy and new attempts to solve the old problem of homelessness.
The Projector: Holidays In Hawaii — Shopping, Budgeting And Presidential Golf Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Holidays In Hawaii — Shopping, Budgeting And Presidential Golf

Oahu's year-end rituals: Malls buzzed, the governor budgeted and Obama chipped in from 40 feet.
The Projector: The Fish Auction Is A Morning Ritual At Pier 38 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: The Fish Auction Is A Morning Ritual At Pier 38

Six days a week, the action begins at 1 a.m. in Honolulu Harbor with the unloading of fish that are weighed, tagged and placed on ice awaiting the 5:30 a.m. opening bell for buyers.
The Projector: Elite Surfers Ride Banzai Pipeline’s Monster Waves Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Elite Surfers Ride Banzai Pipeline’s Monster Waves

Winter comes early to the North Shore as a high-surf warning coincides with the Pipeline Masters contest at Ehukai Beach Park.
The Projector:  Beautiful Survivors Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Beautiful Survivors

Cancer survivors take to the catwalk during Honolulu Fashion Week, shattering stereotypes. The event was a collaboration of Hawaii designers and Hawaii Pacific Health.
SLIDESHOW: Homes Of The Harbor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

SLIDESHOW: Homes Of The Harbor

A mix of style and structure distinguish the homes that people have made for themselves in The Harbor.
The Projector: A Grand-Nephew’s Love For Auntie Dorothy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: A Grand-Nephew’s Love For Auntie Dorothy

Several days a week, Eugene Hopkins spends many hours in a one-bedroom Punchbowl apartment caring for his 97-year-old grand aunt, Dorothy Meadows, who has dementia but responds with smiles to his bellowing voice and general good nature.
SLIDESHOW: Mainland Diaspora Mark Edward Harris/Civil Beat

SLIDESHOW: Mainland Diaspora

The Micronesian exodus is taking tens of thousands of people to communities throughout the U.S. By some estimates, 30 percent of those in the Pacific region have left their home countries, with about half of the immigrants now living on the mainland.
The Projector: The Micronesians Mark Edward Harris/Civil Beat

The Projector: The Micronesians

From Majuro to Honolulu, Micronesians as seen through the lenses of Civil Beat photographers.
SLIDESHOW: Hawaii and Guam Cory Lum/Civil Beat

SLIDESHOW: Hawaii and Guam

Hawaii and Guam are feeling the effects of thousands of Micronesian immigrants relocating in search of jobs, education and health care. But with the burden on social services comes a rich cultural contribution.
The Projector: The Sun, the Fun and the Danger Along the Ka Iwi Coast Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: The Sun, the Fun and the Danger Along the Ka Iwi Coast

As the sun finally overpowered the clouds, some visitors couldn't resist venturing a little farther out on Oahu's southeast shores than safety officials would prefer.