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Cory Lum

The Projector: From Politics To Rail, Public Officials Make The Scenes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: From Politics To Rail, Public Officials Make The Scenes

A week of big events: Caldwell's re-election launch, state money decisions, dramatic turns in the water rights battle, and meetings on ethics and rail.
The Projector: A Week Of Heavy Legislative Lifting, And A Little Levity Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: A Week Of Heavy Legislative Lifting, And A Little Levity

As the final crossover deadline expires, hundreds of bills move ahead in the Hawaii Legislature, with many now headed to House-Senate conference committee negotiations.
The Projector: Politics And Police Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Politics And Police

It's Hawaii Democrats' turn at presidential politics with the party's caucuses coming up Saturday. Meanwhile, West Oahu celebrates HPD's newest facility.
The Projector: Mayor Takes A Stroll In Beleaguered Chinatown Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Mayor Takes A Stroll In Beleaguered Chinatown

Kirk Caldwell chats with shopkeepers, residents and a homeless veteran after complaints about unruly behavior and vandalism led to increased patrols.
North Shore Spectacle: Beaches, Roads, Parks Take A Pounding Cory Lum/Civil Beat

North Shore Spectacle: Beaches, Roads, Parks Take A Pounding

The high surf closed several beach parks, as well as the Kamehameha Highway between Haleiwa and Turtle Bay.
The Projector: Session Starts With Ambitious Plans And The Loss Of A Senator Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Session Starts With Ambitious Plans And The Loss Of A Senator

Protesters spiced up Opening Day. Gov. Ige called for "long overdue" action on chronic problems. More than 2,000 bills were introduced. And lawmakers mourned a fallen colleague.
The Projector: Paradise Can Be Perilous Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Paradise Can Be Perilous

Signs can be posted and lifeguards can keep watch, but there are hazards inherent in enjoying all the islands have to offer. And not everyone is being careful.
The Projector: Images of 2015 — The New Governor, The TMT Fight And The Nomadic Homeless Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Images of 2015 — The New Governor, The TMT Fight And The Nomadic Homeless

With presidential vacations as bookends, the year in the islands featured David Ige's shakedown cruise, the still-unfolding TMT-Mauna Kea controversy and new attempts to solve the old problem of homelessness.
The Projector: Holidays In Hawaii — Shopping, Budgeting And Presidential Golf Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Holidays In Hawaii — Shopping, Budgeting And Presidential Golf

Oahu's year-end rituals: Malls buzzed, the governor budgeted and Obama chipped in from 40 feet.
The Projector: The Fish Auction Is A Morning Ritual At Pier 38 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: The Fish Auction Is A Morning Ritual At Pier 38

Six days a week, the action begins at 1 a.m. in Honolulu Harbor with the unloading of fish that are weighed, tagged and placed on ice awaiting the 5:30 a.m. opening bell for buyers.
The Projector: Elite Surfers Ride Banzai Pipeline’s Monster Waves Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Elite Surfers Ride Banzai Pipeline’s Monster Waves

Winter comes early to the North Shore as a high-surf warning coincides with the Pipeline Masters contest at Ehukai Beach Park.
The Projector:  Beautiful Survivors Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Beautiful Survivors

Cancer survivors take to the catwalk during Honolulu Fashion Week, shattering stereotypes. The event was a collaboration of Hawaii designers and Hawaii Pacific Health.