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The Projector: Close Encounters With Molten Lava Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Close Encounters With Molten Lava

Kilauea Volcano has been dumping lava into the ocean off the Big Island since late July. This week, I took a boat ride to watch new land being formed.

The Projector: Bringing Kaneohe Bay Coral Back From the Brink

Coral bleaching is a reality. The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources is looking for ways to keep our reefs alive despite it.
The Projector: Hawaii Welcomes World Conservation Congress Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Hawaii Welcomes World Conservation Congress

The traditions of a beach arrival and hula greet thousands of attendees as the signature environmental event makes its American debut.
The Projector: Aloha, Congressman Mark Takai Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Aloha, Congressman Mark Takai

In a Thursday service at the Capitol, state and national leaders join hundreds of other people to grieve and share memories.
The Projector: Maui’s Final Year Of Cane Burning

The Projector: Maui’s Final Year Of Cane Burning

Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company plans to shut down Hawaii's last sugar plantation by year's end, but the ritual continues for now.
The Projector: Assault On Pyramid Rock Beach Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Assault On Pyramid Rock Beach

In one of the final exercises of the Rim of the Pacific war games, American and Japanese forces made an amphibious landing at Kaneohe Bay.
Scenes From Mark Takai’s All-Too-Short Congressional Career Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Scenes From Mark Takai’s All-Too-Short Congressional Career

After 20 years in the Legislature, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014 and mused about serving Hawaii for another 20 years in Washington, D.C.
The Projector: Stepping Back In Time Amid Native Birds, Plants Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Stepping Back In Time Amid Native Birds, Plants

A few lucky visitors gain entrance to Maui's Waikamoi Preserve on the east slope of Haleakaia.
The Projector: Showing Off Hale Mauliola, A New Type Of Shelter Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Showing Off Hale Mauliola, A New Type Of Shelter

Legislators, nonprofit organizers and residents gather for a blessing of a transitional facility that has been helping people find housing since last November.
The Projector: Taking Their Shots At Koko Head Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Taking Their Shots At Koko Head

Scores of people headed for Hawaii Kai for the two-day Shooting Sports Fair and a chance to try out firearms ranging from tactical shotguns to high-powered rifles.
The Projector: A Hawaii-Flavored Week In The Nation’s Capital Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: A Hawaii-Flavored Week In The Nation’s Capital

Just in time for Hawaii on the Hill events, Civil Beat's Chad Blair and Cory Lum make their annual pilgrimage to Washington, D.C.
The Projector: Despite Rail Turmoil, Just Another Day On The Job Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Despite Rail Turmoil, Just Another Day On The Job

While rising cost estimates prompt talk of shortening the route or even stopping the project altogether, they're still working on the railroad.