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Cory Lum

The Projector: Near Session’s End, Rallies and Dealmaking at the Capitol Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Near Session’s End, Rallies and Dealmaking at the Capitol

Punchbowl Street has seen a lot of activity in recent days, both inside and outside the Hawaii Capitol building.
The Projector: Senators, Reps Rub Elbows During Conference Committee Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Senators, Reps Rub Elbows During Conference Committee

Nearing the homestretch on Punchbowl Street, members of the House and Senate hash out their differences in various bills.
Residents Opposing Mauna Kea Telescope March on the Capitol Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Residents Opposing Mauna Kea Telescope March on the Capitol

More than 53,000 people have signed a petition opposing the planned observatory.
The Projector: TMT Protests on the Mountaintop and on Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: TMT Protests on the Mountaintop and on Oahu

The growing effort to halt construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope unfolds atop Mauna Kea and at venues like the UH Manoa campus.
The Projector: Voyage Recalled, Rail Debated, New DLNR Pick and the Mountaintop Scene Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Voyage Recalled, Rail Debated, New DLNR Pick and the Mountaintop Scene

At the Hawaii Capitol this week, members of the original Hokulea crew were honored, a tax surcharge extension for the Honolulu rail project moved ahead, and Gov. David Ige announced a new choice to head the Department of Land and Natural Resources. Meanwhile, all eyes were on Mauna Kea.
The Projector: History and Hope Mark the Week in Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: History and Hope Mark the Week in Honolulu

A somber ceremony commemorating Japanese civilians interned during World War II and a festival celebrating a colorful heritage captured our photographer's interest this past week.
The Projector: Civil Beat Checks Out a Gun Show as the Legislature Continues Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Civil Beat Checks Out a Gun Show as the Legislature Continues

Gun ownership in Hawaii has been growing for the past few years which prompted us to take a break from the Legislature and attend a gun show at the Blaisdell.
The Projector: Parade Celebrates Luck of Irish; Ching Nomination Runs Out of Luck Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Parade Celebrates Luck of Irish; Ching Nomination Runs Out of Luck

The St. Patrick's Day Parade careened down Kalakaua Avenue, while the confirmation of the governor's choice to head the DLNR went up in flames.
The Projector: Fireworks at the Festival and at the Carleton Ching Nomination Hearing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Fireworks at the Festival and at the Carleton Ching Nomination Hearing

Sunday night's Honolulu Festival pyrotechnics got the week off to a rousing start, and things stayed hot at the Capitol during a confirmation hearing for a controversial nomination to head the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.
The Projector:  A Tough Week for Supporters of Rail and Pesticide Buffer Zones Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: A Tough Week for Supporters of Rail and Pesticide Buffer Zones

The rail project generated high bids and low opinions, Sen. Tokuda did her version of "Kill Bill," and some of the governor's nominees faced committee hearings.
The Projector: Civil Beat Goes to Washington

The Projector: Civil Beat Goes to Washington

Baby, it was cold outside, but reporter Chad Blair and photographer Cory Lum got a warm welcome from three of the four members of Hawaii's congressional delegation.
The Projector:  Legislative Hearings, Street Scenes and Goodbye to Mele Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Legislative Hearings, Street Scenes and Goodbye to Mele

Bills were debated, nominees were confirmed, residency was questioned and the lawmakers mourned the loss of one of their own.