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Cory Lum

SLIDESHOW: Homes Of The Harbor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

SLIDESHOW: Homes Of The Harbor

A mix of style and structure distinguish the homes that people have made for themselves in The Harbor.
The Projector: A Grand-Nephew’s Love For Auntie Dorothy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: A Grand-Nephew’s Love For Auntie Dorothy

Several days a week, Eugene Hopkins spends many hours in a one-bedroom Punchbowl apartment caring for his 97-year-old grand aunt, Dorothy Meadows, who has dementia but responds with smiles to his bellowing voice and general good nature.
SLIDESHOW: Mainland Diaspora Mark Edward Harris/Civil Beat

SLIDESHOW: Mainland Diaspora

The Micronesian exodus is taking tens of thousands of people to communities throughout the U.S. By some estimates, 30 percent of those in the Pacific region have left their home countries, with about half of the immigrants now living on the mainland.
The Projector: The Micronesians Mark Edward Harris/Civil Beat

The Projector: The Micronesians

From Majuro to Honolulu, Micronesians as seen through the lenses of Civil Beat photographers.
SLIDESHOW: Hawaii and Guam Cory Lum/Civil Beat

SLIDESHOW: Hawaii and Guam

Hawaii and Guam are feeling the effects of thousands of Micronesian immigrants relocating in search of jobs, education and health care. But with the burden on social services comes a rich cultural contribution.
The Projector: The Sun, the Fun and the Danger Along the Ka Iwi Coast Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: The Sun, the Fun and the Danger Along the Ka Iwi Coast

As the sun finally overpowered the clouds, some visitors couldn't resist venturing a little farther out on Oahu's southeast shores than safety officials would prefer.
The Projector:  The Sublime and the Swept Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: The Sublime and the Swept

Members of a visiting presidential commission absorb the splendor of Ho'oulu 'Aina Nature Park. Children from Catholic and Buddhist academies unveil a mural to bridge a cultural gap. And the uprooting of the homeless continues in Kakaako.
The Projector: City Dispatches Some Homeless People While Improving Emergency Dispatching Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: City Dispatches Some Homeless People While Improving Emergency Dispatching

Enforcement efforts begin to lower the population of a homeless encampment in Kakaako. Meanwhile, residents are asked to provide some personal information in advance of an emergency to help dispatchers send help quicker.
The Projector: Escalating the War on Homelessness, Celebrating the End of Another Kind of War Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Escalating the War on Homelessness, Celebrating the End of Another Kind of War

This week, city officials prepared for their next move in the fight against homelessness while other people drew together to reflect on a long-ago fight for freedom.
The Projector: Bike, Energy and TMT Events Unfold, But a Sewage Spill Overshadows All Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Bike, Energy and TMT Events Unfold, But a Sewage Spill Overshadows All

BikeShare Hawaii showed off options for bringing two-wheelers to the masses. Hot-button energy issues were the focus of a high-profile conference. And the Supreme Court held a TMT hearing. But what the world knew about the islands this week was that a sewage spill closed Waikiki beaches.
The Projector: Hawaii Talks About Falun Gong, Homelessness and Immigration Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Hawaii Talks About Falun Gong, Homelessness and Immigration

In Chinatown, a show of support for followers of Falung Gong and their legal action against persecution. Beside Kapalama Canal, a new law to clear out the homeless. And at the Capitol Auditorium, a public meeting on Micronesian immigration.
The Projector: Living on Borrowed Time Under the Nimitz Highway Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Living on Borrowed Time Under the Nimitz Highway

A small homeless encampment has spread out beneath a cluster of overpasses and along nearby waterways, generally out of the public's sight, but not beyond the gaze of the state Department of Transportation.