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Cory Lum

The Projector: Hula, Hookele, Hemp and a Dash of Ethics Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Hula, Hookele, Hemp and a Dash of Ethics

A new elementary school in Kapolei and a new agricultural product in Waimanolo are celebrated. A hula festival returns to Moanalua Gardens and the Honolulu Ethics Commission returns to the issue of when to talk to the media.
The Projector:  From Maunalua to Ala Moana to Mauna Kea, People Are Talking Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: From Maunalua to Ala Moana to Mauna Kea, People Are Talking

Hawaii Kai residents get riled up over proposed bay restrictions, Mayor Caldwell maps the future of a landmark Honolulu park, and Gov. Ige hears about the TMT project — again.
The Projector: Oahu Visited by High Surf and High-Ranking Federal Officials Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Oahu Visited by High Surf and High-Ranking Federal Officials

While the nation's secretaries of labor and veterans affairs talked issues in Honolulu, surfers, bodyboarders and even some risk-taking non-boarders negotiated big waves, taking advantage of blue skies before this weekend's rainy forecast.
PHOTOS: Solar-Powered Plane Lands in Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

PHOTOS: Solar-Powered Plane Lands in Honolulu

A record-setting adventure to circumnavigate the globe using only the sun for power touches down in Hawaii.
The Projector:  ‘Mutual Respect and Aloha’ on the Mountain, But No Meeting of the Minds Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: ‘Mutual Respect and Aloha’ on the Mountain, But No Meeting of the Minds

Despite a handful of arrests, officers and protesters treat each other well. But this week's attempt to resume construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope gets off to a rocky start with boulders strewn across the mountain road, forcing its closure.
The Projector: A Week of Celebrations and Protests Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: A Week of Celebrations and Protests

Two parades inspire colorful street scenes while the rail project marches eastward and the Board of Education grapples with a controversial issue.
The Projector: There Are Many Kinds of Warriors in Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: There Are Many Kinds of Warriors in Hawaii

Photos from this past week reflect the passion and commitment that surface in many ways in our state. And of course there's a rainbow at the end of every journey.
The Projector: It Was a Big Week at Local Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: It Was a Big Week at Local Schools

Thousands of teenagers graduated from high school in Hawaii this week while their teachers voted — again — on new union leadership.
The Projector: Honors for the Fallen, Greetings for a Carrier Crew Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Honors for the Fallen, Greetings for a Carrier Crew

A juxtaposition of the solemn and the joyous: Departed members of the military are remembered at Punchbowl, and an aircraft carrier strike force is welcomed back from the Middle East.