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Cory Lum

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.
The Projector:  No Shortage of Testimony for Hawaii’s State Lawmakers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: No Shortage of Testimony for Hawaii’s State Lawmakers

The legislative session hits its stride as hearings are held on a myriad of issues, including medical marijuana dispensaries, public safety, a possible Health Connector bailout and aquarium fishing.
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.