Special Report


April 2022

Thursday, April 7

SLIDESHOW: Honolulu Rail Is Still Off Track 11 Years After Groundbreaking

December 2021

Monday, December 27

SLIDESHOW: 2021 — The Year In Photographs

March 2021

Wednesday, March 10

The 10-Year Anniversary Of The Great East Japan Earthquake And Tsunami

February 2020

Friday, February 7

SLIDESHOW: The Beat Must Go On

January 2020

Thursday, January 30

SLIDESHOW: Emotions Run High At Memorial Service For Slain HPD Officer

December 2019

Tuesday, December 31

SLIDESHOW: 2019 — The Year In Photographs

November 2019

Tuesday, November 26

SLIDESHOW: Inside Hawaii’s Prisons And Jails

July 2019

Monday, July 29

SLIDESHOW: The Routines Of Life At Mauna Kea Base Camp

Monday, July 15

SLIDESHOW: Hawaii’s Newest US Citizens

Friday, July 5

SLIDESHOW: Oahu’s Slice Of Rodeo Life

April 2019

Tuesday, April 23

SLIDESHOW: Connecting Children And The Sea

Tuesday, April 2

SLIDESHOW: Restoring An Ancient Fishpond in Kaneohe Bay

March 2019

Tuesday, March 12

SLIDESHOW: Battling High Winds, Falling Rocks To Fix Pali Highway

Wednesday, March 6

SLIDESHOW: Growing Food, Fixing Bikes — This Is Kalihi’s Cornerstone

February 2019

Monday, February 11

SLIDESHOW: They’re Covering America With Giant Postcards

January 2019

Tuesday, January 22

SLIDESHOW: Canoes Are The Classrooms For Youth Paddling Team

December 2018

Thursday, December 20

SLIDESHOW: Hooves For The Holidays

Wednesday, December 12

SLIDESHOW: You Have To Get Up Early To Catch This Ahi Ritual

November 2018

Saturday, November 10

SLIDESHOW: 160,000 Pounds Of Marine Trash From Papahanaumokuakea

August 2018

Friday, August 24

SLIDESHOW: Lane’s Slow Approach To Islands

Saturday, August 11

SLIDESHOW: Primary Election Scenes

Wednesday, August 1

SLIDESHOW: The Long Road Home

May 2018

Saturday, May 19

SLIDESHOW: Hawaii Bids A Final Aloha To Sen. Daniel Akaka

Thursday, May 10

SLIDESHOW: Life in the The Big Island’s Lava Zone

March 2018

Friday, March 2

Slideshow: Rusting Road Show In Paradise

August 2017

Wednesday, August 30

Comic Con — Three Days Of Escapism In Honolulu

June 2017

Saturday, June 17

SLIDESHOW: End Of An Odyssey For Hokulea

May 2017

Thursday, May 25

Waikiki Beaches Contract While Ala Wai Canal Rises

Friday, May 19

What Goes On Inside A Craft Brewery

February 2017

Monday, February 13

The Projector: Protesters Wear What They Want Banned In ‘Trashion Show’

January 2017

Wednesday, January 18

The Projector: The Hawaii Legislature Is Back In Business

December 2016

Friday, December 30

The Projector: Images Of 2016

Friday, December 23

The Projector: If It’s Christmas, It Must Be The Obamas

Friday, December 9

The Projector: Five Days At Standing Rock

Wednesday, December 7

The Projector: Pearl Harbor, 75 Years Later

Thursday, December 1

The Projector: Rain Can’t Stop A Search For The Perfect Tree

November 2016

Wednesday, November 9

The Projector: General Election — The Day The Earth Stood Still

September 2016

Friday, September 16

The Projector: Close Encounters With Molten Lava

Friday, September 9

The Projector: Bringing Kaneohe Bay Coral Back From the Brink

Thursday, September 1

The Projector: Hawaii Welcomes World Conservation Congress

August 2016

Thursday, August 18

The Projector: Aloha, Congressman Mark Takai

Sunday, August 14

The Projector: Night Of Drama After Day Of Voter Apathy

Friday, August 12

The Projector: Maui’s Final Year Of Cane Burning

Friday, August 5

The Projector: Assault On Pyramid Rock Beach

July 2016

Wednesday, July 20

Scenes From Mark Takai’s All-Too-Short Congressional Career

Friday, July 15

The Projector: Stepping Back In Time Amid Native Birds, Plants

Friday, July 1

The Projector: Showing Off Hale Mauliola, A New Type Of Shelter

June 2016

Friday, June 24

The Projector: Taking Their Shots At Koko Head

Friday, June 10

The Projector: A Hawaii-Flavored Week In The Nation’s Capital

May 2016

Friday, May 27

The Projector: Despite Rail Turmoil, Just Another Day On The Job

Friday, May 20

The Projector: Honoring 46 Fallen Honolulu Police Officers

April 2016

Friday, April 29

The Projector: Crunch Time At The Legislature

Friday, April 22

The Projector: From Politics To Rail, Public Officials Make The Scenes

Friday, April 15

The Projector: A Week Of Heavy Legislative Lifting, And A Little Levity

March 2016

Friday, March 25

The Projector: Politics And Police

February 2016

Friday, February 26

The Projector: Mayor Takes A Stroll In Beleaguered Chinatown

January 2016

Friday, January 29

The Projector: Session Starts With Ambitious Plans And The Loss Of A Senator

Friday, January 15

The Projector: Paradise Can Be Perilous

December 2015

Thursday, December 31

The Projector: Images of 2015 — The New Governor, The TMT Fight And The Nomadic Homeless

Thursday, December 24

The Projector: Holidays In Hawaii — Shopping, Budgeting And Presidential Golf

Friday, December 18

The Projector: The Fish Auction Is A Morning Ritual At Pier 38

Friday, December 11

The Projector: Elite Surfers Ride Banzai Pipeline’s Monster Waves

November 2015

Friday, November 27

The Projector: Beautiful Survivors

Friday, November 13

The Projector: A Grand-Nephew’s Love For Auntie Dorothy

October 2015

Friday, October 16

The Projector: The Micronesians

Friday, October 2

The Projector: The Sun, the Fun and the Danger Along the Ka Iwi Coast

September 2015

Friday, September 25

The Projector: The Sublime and the Swept

Friday, September 11

The Projector: City Dispatches Some Homeless People While Improving Emergency Dispatching

Friday, September 4

The Projector: Escalating the War on Homelessness, Celebrating the End of Another Kind of War

August 2015

Friday, August 28

The Projector: Bike, Energy and TMT Events Unfold, But a Sewage Spill Overshadows All

Friday, August 21

The Projector: Hawaii Talks About Falun Gong, Homelessness and Immigration

Friday, August 14

The Projector: Living on Borrowed Time Under the Nimitz Highway

Friday, August 7

The Projector: Guillermo Kicks Up the Surf; TMT Protesters Seek Astronomers’ Attention

July 2015

Friday, July 31

The Projector: New Team Targets Homelessness; New Classrooms at Schofield Barracks School

Friday, July 24

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

Friday, July 17

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

Friday, July 10

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

June 2015

Thursday, June 25

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

Friday, June 19

The Projector: A Week of Celebrations and Protests

Friday, June 12

The Projector: There Are Many Kinds of Warriors in Hawaii

Friday, June 5

The Projector: It Was a Big Week at Local Schools

May 2015

Friday, May 29

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

Friday, May 22

The Projector: The Big Day Arrives for 1,700-Plus Graduates at UH Manoa

April 2015

Thursday, April 30

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

Friday, April 24

The Projector: Senators, Reps Rub Elbows During Conference Committee

Friday, April 10

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

Friday, April 3

The Projector: History and Hope Mark the Week in Honolulu

March 2015

Friday, March 27

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

Friday, March 20

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

Thursday, March 12

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

Friday, March 6

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

February 2015

Friday, February 27

The Projector: Civil Beat Goes to Washington

Friday, February 20

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

Friday, February 13

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

Friday, February 6

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

January 2015

Friday, January 30

The Projector: Gubernatorial Delivery, Mayoral Grilling and Judicial Update

Friday, January 23

The Projector: Celebrations, Protests Open a Session of Challenges

Friday, January 16

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

Friday, January 9

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

December 2014

Wednesday, December 31

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

Tuesday, December 23

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

Friday, December 19

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

Friday, December 12

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

Friday, December 5

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

November 2014

Thursday, November 27

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

Friday, November 21

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

September 2014

Friday, September 26

The Projector: Candidates and Cannabis Make Good Pictures

Friday, September 19

The Projector — Photos of Boys of Summer, Honolulu Cycling and Political Scrutiny

August 2014

Friday, August 29

The Projector: The Governor’s Race and HECO’s Renewable Power Play

Friday, August 22

The Projector: The Week in Pictures — Aug. 16 – 22

Sunday, August 17

The Projector: Photos of Polls, Poles and Punatics

Monday, August 11

The Projector: Pictures From Hawaii’s Dramatic Primary Election Day

Saturday, August 9

The Projector: Pictures From Hawaii — in the Path of Two Hurricanes

Sunday, August 3

The Projector: The Week in Pictures — July 28 – Aug. 3

July 2014

Sunday, July 27

The Projector: The Week in Pictures — July 21-27

Sunday, July 20

The Projector: The Faces of Molokai’s GMO Economy — July 14-20

Sunday, July 13

The Projector: The Week in Pictures — July 7 – 13

June 2014

Sunday, June 29

The Projector: The Week in Pictures — June 23 – 29

Sunday, June 22

The Projector: The Politics of Homelessness — June 16 – 22

Sunday, June 15

The Projector: Homeless in Waikiki — June 9 – 15

Sunday, June 8

The Projector: The Week in Pictures — June 2 – 8

Sunday, June 1

The Projector: The Week in Pictures — May 26 – June 1

May 2014

Saturday, May 24

The Projector: The Week in Pictures — May 19 – 25

Friday, May 16

The Projector: The Week in Pictures — May 12-18

Saturday, May 10

The Projector: The Week in Pictures — May 5-11

Sunday, May 4

The Projector: The Week in Pictures — April 28-May 4

April 2014

Sunday, April 27

The Projector: The Week in Pictures in Hawaii — April 21-27

Sunday, April 20

The Projector: Hawaii’s Week in Pictures

SLIDESHOW: Honolulu Rail Is Still Off Track 11 Years After Groundbreaking Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

SLIDESHOW: Honolulu Rail Is Still Off Track 11 Years After Groundbreaking

The original plan called for 20 miles of rail and 21 stations with trains traveling from East Kapolei to Ala Moana Center, but it's falling short.
SLIDESHOW: 2021 — The Year In Photographs Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

SLIDESHOW: 2021 — The Year In Photographs

When vaccine rates and new Covid-19 variants weren't making headlines, it was the Red Hill contaminated water crisis and a historic deluge. But onward Hawaii moved.
The 10-Year Anniversary Of The Great East Japan Earthquake And Tsunami Mark Edward Harris/Civil Beat

The 10-Year Anniversary Of The Great East Japan Earthquake And Tsunami

Award-winning photographer Mark Edward Harris offers a look back at the tragedy and road to recovery.
SLIDESHOW: The Beat Must Go On Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2020

SLIDESHOW: The Beat Must Go On

Since its founding in 1994 by the husband and wife duo Kenny and Chizuko Endo, the Taiko Center of the Pacific has been fostering the art of taiko drumming and a vibrant community of students and performers. These drums take a lot of beatings, which means every two to three years they must take the drums apart and give them a complete rehaul, making repairs and refreshing the cowhide skins. For the New Year, students and their families came together this month to get the job done.
SLIDESHOW: Emotions Run High At Memorial Service For Slain HPD Officer Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

SLIDESHOW: Emotions Run High At Memorial Service For Slain HPD Officer

Tiffany Enriquez, shot to death on Jan. 19 while responding to a call in the Diamond Head area, was honored by law enforcement, family and friends Thursday.
SLIDESHOW: 2019 — The Year In Photographs Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

SLIDESHOW: 2019 — The Year In Photographs

The fall of Honolulu's law enforcement power couple. A resurgence of Hawaiian activism. The fading star power of Tulsi Gabbard. And the islands' unstable future in the face of a changing climate.
SLIDESHOW: Inside Hawaii’s Prisons And Jails Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

SLIDESHOW: Inside Hawaii’s Prisons And Jails

Civil Beat reporter Yoohyun Jung and photographer Cory Lum visited six state correctional facilities last week. No surprise, the facilities are overcrowded and seriously in need of repair.
SLIDESHOW: The Routines Of Life At Mauna Kea Base Camp Ronit Fahl/Civil Beat/2019

SLIDESHOW: The Routines Of Life At Mauna Kea Base Camp

Daily classes, medical care and a food tent: Thirty Meter Telescope opponents of all ages settle in for what could be a long standoff.
SLIDESHOW: Hawaii’s Newest US Citizens Cory Lum/Civil Beat

SLIDESHOW: Hawaii’s Newest US Citizens

Sixty-eight local immigrants from 15 countries are sworn in as U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony aboard the USS Missouri.