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Cory Lum

The Projector:  Lowering the Boom on a Jet Fuel Spill, Picketing at Kaiser Permanente

The Projector: Lowering the Boom on a Jet Fuel Spill, Picketing at Kaiser Permanente

Precautions are taken after 42,000 gallons of jet fuel leak at a Sand Island tank farm. Hundreds of Kaiser Permante workers launch a six-day strike. And window-washers scale the Capitol.
The Projector:  Gubernatorial Delivery, Mayoral Grilling and Judicial Update Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Gubernatorial Delivery, Mayoral Grilling and Judicial Update

Gov. David Ige gives his first State of the State address. Legislators want to know about rail costs, and our chief justice discusses the Judiciary.
The Projector:  Celebrations, Protests Open a Session of Challenges Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Celebrations, Protests Open a Session of Challenges

On Opening Day of the 2015 Legislature, Hawaii legislators convene at the Capitol for some pomp and (fiscally difficult) circumstances.
The Projector: Strange Scenes at the Capitol, and the Legislature Hasn’t Even Convened Yet Cory Lum/Civl Beat

The Projector: Strange Scenes at the Capitol, and the Legislature Hasn’t Even Convened Yet

When lawmakers hold a hearing to get updated on efforts to eradicate invasive species, a 30-pound tortoise crashes the party.
The Projector: Money Talk at Capitol, Head of State and Headless Snowman Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Money Talk at Capitol, Head of State and Headless Snowman

The First Family flew back to the mainland, holiday decorations were disassembled at Honolulu Hale, and lawmakers started studying budget issues this week at the Capitol.
The Projector: New Year’s Mochi and Presidential Chip Shots Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: New Year’s Mochi and Presidential Chip Shots

Among the holiday traditions playing out on Oahu this week were the pounding of mochi rice at a Zen center in Honolulu and the pounding of golf balls by the president and his playing partners up north.
Slideshow:  President and First Lady Pay Christmas Visit to Troops Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Slideshow: President and First Lady Pay Christmas Visit to Troops

After a day at the beach, Barack and Michelle Obama go to the Marine base at Kaneohe, where they visit with hundreds of service members and their families.
The Projector: Season Greeted by Rain, Crowded Malls and ‘The Nutcracker’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Season Greeted by Rain, Crowded Malls and ‘The Nutcracker’

By Hawaii standards, the weather outside was frightful. But that didn't stop the frenzy of last-minute shopping and the majesty of Ballet Hawaii's holiday production.
Slideshow: First Family Home for the Holidays Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Slideshow: First Family Home for the Holidays

After a 9-hour, 27-minute flight from chilly Washington, D.C., the Obamas renew their annual tradition of returning to the president's birthplace for some rest and relaxation through Jan. 4.
The Projector: Stormy Weather for Tourists, Police Chief and Rail Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Stormy Weather for Tourists, Police Chief and Rail Project

The week began with incessant wind. Later, storm clouds developed over Police Chief Louis Kealoha and HART officials.
The Projector: Ben Jay Resignation, Pearl Harbor, Vog and Holiday Decor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Ben Jay Resignation, Pearl Harbor, Vog and Holiday Decor

An athletic director calls it quits, a catastrophe is commemorated and Honolulu Hale shows off its holiday look.
Slideshow: No Contest at Banzai Pipeline, But Still a Swell Day on the North Shore Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Slideshow: No Contest at Banzai Pipeline, But Still a Swell Day on the North Shore

The 15- to 20-foot waves were coming from the wrong direction Wednesday, postponing the Pipeline Masters competition. But they still attracted surfers and other beachgoers.