From the State Capitol to Maui, Civil Beat photographers documented the week’s news in a variety of images.

We’re giving photography and visual reporting their own platform at Civil Beat. This new regular series we’re calling “Shootz!” will display a curated selection of recent images by Civil Beat photographers and staff.

About the name … The local colloquialism of shootz is hard to define. It covers a wide variety of meanings including, “Let’s do it!” “Let’s go!” “I’m ready!” That’s also a way to describe taking pictures.

Pikachu bandages wrap a couple of Gov. Josh Green’s fingers as he provides an update for the Lahaina fires during a press conference at the State Capitol on Friday. (David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023)
The state Board of Education meeting on Thursday featured public testimony from a variety of people, including Susan Pcola-Davis. (David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023)
A lifeguard posts a sign after sharks were spotted near Bowls surf break as a surfer heads out Thursday morning, Sept. 7, 2023, at Ala Moana Beach Park in Honolulu. (Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2023)
A surfer heads for the water as a lifeguard posts a “shark sighted” sign near Bowls on Thursday morning. The surf spot is at Ala Moana Beach Park in Honolulu. (Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2023)
Wendy Shimomura is photographed Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023, in Honolulu. She contends her employer has been dismissing numerous misdemeanor cases without pursuing them in the Honolulu prosecuting attorney’s office. (Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2023)
Wendy Shimomura is a whistleblower who contends her department at the Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has decided not to pursue numerous misdemeanor cases because of staffing problems. (Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2023)
A view of Diamond Head is seen behind a Makakilo home after the Honolulu Fire Department extinguished a vegetation fire Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023. The hillside neighborhood boarders undeveloped land. (Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2023)
Diamond Head is part of the view from a Makakilo home where the Honolulu Fire Department extinguished a small wildfire on Tuesday. The hillside neighborhood borders undeveloped land and residents are on high alert after the Maui fires. (Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2023)
Civil Beat photographers spent time on Maui again this week as officials continue to deal with the devastation of Lahaina. This image shows the area just below the Lahaina Bypass. (David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023)

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