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Cory Lum

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.
Slideshow: At Pearl Harbor, Honoring the Few Survivors, the Many Casualties

Slideshow: At Pearl Harbor, Honoring the Few Survivors, the Many Casualties

At the scene of the catastrophic attack on a Sunday morning exactly 73 years earlier, members of the dwindling ranks of survivors join in a commemoration of a signature event in American history.
The Projector: A Week of New Deals at the Capitol, at HECO and Along the Rail Route Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: A Week of New Deals at the Capitol, at HECO and Along the Rail Route

David Ige becomes Hawaii's eighth governor, a Florida company announces plans to buy island utilities, and the rail line gets some definition.
Inauguration Day Slideshow: ‘I’m David Ige’

Inauguration Day Slideshow: ‘I’m David Ige’

A day of pageantry and celebration unfolds at the Hawaii Capitol before the new governor gets down to the business of running state government.
The Projector: Pre-holiday Food Bank, UH Football and Where Rail Meets Highway Cory Lum / Civil Beat

The Projector: Pre-holiday Food Bank, UH Football and Where Rail Meets Highway

This week's photographs include scenes from the University of Hawaii football team's home finale, pre-holiday visits to a food bank and the rail project as it reaches the highway.
The Projector:  Duke Aiona Changes Diapers, UH Protesters and the Case Against PRP CL

The Projector: Duke Aiona Changes Diapers, UH Protesters and the Case Against PRP

This week's photos came from the front lines of grandparenthood, academia and political justice.