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Cory Lum

The Projector: Money Talk at Capitol, Head of State and Headless Snowman Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Money Talk at Capitol, Head of State and Headless Snowman

The First Family flew back to the mainland, holiday decorations were disassembled at Honolulu Hale, and lawmakers started studying budget issues this week at the Capitol.
The Projector: New Year’s Mochi and Presidential Chip Shots Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: New Year’s Mochi and Presidential Chip Shots

Among the holiday traditions playing out on Oahu this week were the pounding of mochi rice at a Zen center in Honolulu and the pounding of golf balls by the president and his playing partners up north.
Slideshow:  President and First Lady Pay Christmas Visit to Troops Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Slideshow: President and First Lady Pay Christmas Visit to Troops

After a day at the beach, Barack and Michelle Obama go to the Marine base at Kaneohe, where they visit with hundreds of service members and their families.
The Projector: Season Greeted by Rain, Crowded Malls and ‘The Nutcracker’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Season Greeted by Rain, Crowded Malls and ‘The Nutcracker’

By Hawaii standards, the weather outside was frightful. But that didn't stop the frenzy of last-minute shopping and the majesty of Ballet Hawaii's holiday production.
Slideshow: First Family Home for the Holidays Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Slideshow: First Family Home for the Holidays

After a 9-hour, 27-minute flight from chilly Washington, D.C., the Obamas renew their annual tradition of returning to the president's birthplace for some rest and relaxation through Jan. 4.
The Projector: Stormy Weather for Tourists, Police Chief and Rail Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Stormy Weather for Tourists, Police Chief and Rail Project

The week began with incessant wind. Later, storm clouds developed over Police Chief Louis Kealoha and HART officials.
The Projector: Ben Jay Resignation, Pearl Harbor, Vog and Holiday Decor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Ben Jay Resignation, Pearl Harbor, Vog and Holiday Decor

An athletic director calls it quits, a catastrophe is commemorated and Honolulu Hale shows off its holiday look.
Slideshow: No Contest at Banzai Pipeline, But Still a Swell Day on the North Shore Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Slideshow: No Contest at Banzai Pipeline, But Still a Swell Day on the North Shore

The 15- to 20-foot waves were coming from the wrong direction Wednesday, postponing the Pipeline Masters competition. But they still attracted surfers and other beachgoers.
Slideshow: At Pearl Harbor, Honoring the Few Survivors, the Many Casualties

Slideshow: At Pearl Harbor, Honoring the Few Survivors, the Many Casualties

At the scene of the catastrophic attack on a Sunday morning exactly 73 years earlier, members of the dwindling ranks of survivors join in a commemoration of a signature event in American history.
The Projector: A Week of New Deals at the Capitol, at HECO and Along the Rail Route Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: A Week of New Deals at the Capitol, at HECO and Along the Rail Route

David Ige becomes Hawaii's eighth governor, a Florida company announces plans to buy island utilities, and the rail line gets some definition.
Inauguration Day Slideshow: ‘I’m David Ige’

Inauguration Day Slideshow: ‘I’m David Ige’

A day of pageantry and celebration unfolds at the Hawaii Capitol before the new governor gets down to the business of running state government.
The Projector: Pre-holiday Food Bank, UH Football and Where Rail Meets Highway Cory Lum / Civil Beat

The Projector: Pre-holiday Food Bank, UH Football and Where Rail Meets Highway

This week's photographs include scenes from the University of Hawaii football team's home finale, pre-holiday visits to a food bank and the rail project as it reaches the highway.