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Cory Lum

The Projector:  The Sublime and the Swept Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: The Sublime and the Swept

Members of a visiting presidential commission absorb the splendor of Ho'oulu 'Aina Nature Park. Children from Catholic and Buddhist academies unveil a mural to bridge a cultural gap. And the uprooting of the homeless continues in Kakaako.
The Projector: City Dispatches Some Homeless People While Improving Emergency Dispatching Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: City Dispatches Some Homeless People While Improving Emergency Dispatching

Enforcement efforts begin to lower the population of a homeless encampment in Kakaako. Meanwhile, residents are asked to provide some personal information in advance of an emergency to help dispatchers send help quicker.
The Projector: Escalating the War on Homelessness, Celebrating the End of Another Kind of War Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Escalating the War on Homelessness, Celebrating the End of Another Kind of War

This week, city officials prepared for their next move in the fight against homelessness while other people drew together to reflect on a long-ago fight for freedom.
The Projector: Bike, Energy and TMT Events Unfold, But a Sewage Spill Overshadows All Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Bike, Energy and TMT Events Unfold, But a Sewage Spill Overshadows All

BikeShare Hawaii showed off options for bringing two-wheelers to the masses. Hot-button energy issues were the focus of a high-profile conference. And the Supreme Court held a TMT hearing. But what the world knew about the islands this week was that a sewage spill closed Waikiki beaches.
The Projector: Hawaii Talks About Falun Gong, Homelessness and Immigration Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Hawaii Talks About Falun Gong, Homelessness and Immigration

In Chinatown, a show of support for followers of Falung Gong and their legal action against persecution. Beside Kapalama Canal, a new law to clear out the homeless. And at the Capitol Auditorium, a public meeting on Micronesian immigration.
The Projector: Living on Borrowed Time Under the Nimitz Highway Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Living on Borrowed Time Under the Nimitz Highway

A small homeless encampment has spread out beneath a cluster of overpasses and along nearby waterways, generally out of the public's sight, but not beyond the gaze of the state Department of Transportation.
The Projector:  Guillermo Kicks Up the Surf; TMT Protesters Seek Astronomers’ Attention Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Guillermo Kicks Up the Surf; TMT Protesters Seek Astronomers’ Attention

A tropical storm that looked threatening roiled the waters but stayed north of us. Meanwhile, TMT protesters wondered why they couldn't get a seat at the world's biggest astronomy conference.
The Projector: New Team Targets Homelessness; New Classrooms at Schofield Barracks School Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: New Team Targets Homelessness; New Classrooms at Schofield Barracks School

Gov.David Ige rolls out a new lineup of leaders to battle homelessness, and the U.S. military partners with the state Department of Education on a new building at Hale Kula Elementary School.
The Projector: Hula, Hookele, Hemp and a Dash of Ethics Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Hula, Hookele, Hemp and a Dash of Ethics

A new elementary school in Kapolei and a new agricultural product in Waimanolo are celebrated. A hula festival returns to Moanalua Gardens and the Honolulu Ethics Commission returns to the issue of when to talk to the media.
The Projector:  From Maunalua to Ala Moana to Mauna Kea, People Are Talking Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: From Maunalua to Ala Moana to Mauna Kea, People Are Talking

Hawaii Kai residents get riled up over proposed bay restrictions, Mayor Caldwell maps the future of a landmark Honolulu park, and Gov. Ige hears about the TMT project — again.
The Projector: Oahu Visited by High Surf and High-Ranking Federal Officials Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Oahu Visited by High Surf and High-Ranking Federal Officials

While the nation's secretaries of labor and veterans affairs talked issues in Honolulu, surfers, bodyboarders and even some risk-taking non-boarders negotiated big waves, taking advantage of blue skies before this weekend's rainy forecast.
PHOTOS: Solar-Powered Plane Lands in Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

PHOTOS: Solar-Powered Plane Lands in Honolulu

A record-setting adventure to circumnavigate the globe using only the sun for power touches down in Hawaii.