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Cory Lum

The Projector:  ‘Mutual Respect and Aloha’ on the Mountain, But No Meeting of the Minds Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: ‘Mutual Respect and Aloha’ on the Mountain, But No Meeting of the Minds

Despite a handful of arrests, officers and protesters treat each other well. But this week's attempt to resume construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope gets off to a rocky start with boulders strewn across the mountain road, forcing its closure.
The Projector: A Week of Celebrations and Protests Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: A Week of Celebrations and Protests

Two parades inspire colorful street scenes while the rail project marches eastward and the Board of Education grapples with a controversial issue.
The Projector: There Are Many Kinds of Warriors in Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: There Are Many Kinds of Warriors in Hawaii

Photos from this past week reflect the passion and commitment that surface in many ways in our state. And of course there's a rainbow at the end of every journey.
The Projector: It Was a Big Week at Local Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: It Was a Big Week at Local Schools

Thousands of teenagers graduated from high school in Hawaii this week while their teachers voted — again — on new union leadership.
The Projector: Honors for the Fallen, Greetings for a Carrier Crew Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Honors for the Fallen, Greetings for a Carrier Crew

A juxtaposition of the solemn and the joyous: Departed members of the military are remembered at Punchbowl, and an aircraft carrier strike force is welcomed back from the Middle East.
The Projector:  The Big Day Arrives for 1,700-Plus Graduates at UH Manoa Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: The Big Day Arrives for 1,700-Plus Graduates at UH Manoa

Proud relatives and friends join a "record-breaking" number of seniors who jammed the Stan Sheriff Center for the commencement ceremony.
The Projector:  From Opening Day to 11th-Hour Coup, a Look Back at the Session

The Projector: From Opening Day to 11th-Hour Coup, a Look Back at the Session

With the long-awaited approval of medical marijuana dispensaries, the 2015 Hawaii Legislature wrapped up its work Thursday. Here's a visual recap of a session that supplied plenty of drama.
The Projector: Near Session’s End, Rallies and Dealmaking at the Capitol Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Near Session’s End, Rallies and Dealmaking at the Capitol

Punchbowl Street has seen a lot of activity in recent days, both inside and outside the Hawaii Capitol building.
The Projector: Senators, Reps Rub Elbows During Conference Committee Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Senators, Reps Rub Elbows During Conference Committee

Nearing the homestretch on Punchbowl Street, members of the House and Senate hash out their differences in various bills.
Residents Opposing Mauna Kea Telescope March on the Capitol Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Residents Opposing Mauna Kea Telescope March on the Capitol

More than 53,000 people have signed a petition opposing the planned observatory.
The Projector: TMT Protests on the Mountaintop and on Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: TMT Protests on the Mountaintop and on Oahu

The growing effort to halt construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope unfolds atop Mauna Kea and at venues like the UH Manoa campus.
The Projector: Voyage Recalled, Rail Debated, New DLNR Pick and the Mountaintop Scene Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Voyage Recalled, Rail Debated, New DLNR Pick and the Mountaintop Scene

At the Hawaii Capitol this week, members of the original Hokulea crew were honored, a tax surcharge extension for the Honolulu rail project moved ahead, and Gov. David Ige announced a new choice to head the Department of Land and Natural Resources. Meanwhile, all eyes were on Mauna Kea.