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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / DEC. 10
                                Protesters gathered at the state Capitol for a “die-in,” calling for the Navy to shut down its Red Hill fuel facility.
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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / DEC. 10

Protesters gathered at the state Capitol for a “die-in,” calling for the Navy to shut down its Red Hill fuel facility.

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / DEC. 16
                                Like the rest of the world, Hawaii has been overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Above, Ezra-Elisha Jackson was swabbed for a COVID-19 test by her mother, Noe Irvine, at a free testing site at the Waikiki Shell earlier this month.
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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / DEC. 16

Like the rest of the world, Hawaii has been overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Above, Ezra-Elisha Jackson was swabbed for a COVID-19 test by her mother, Noe Irvine, at a free testing site at the Waikiki Shell earlier this month.

GEORGE F. LEE / NOV. 17
                                The sidewalk memorial on the corner of Hihimanu and Puha Streets in Waimanalo for Isabella “Ariel” Kalua.
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GEORGE F. LEE / NOV. 17

The sidewalk memorial on the corner of Hihimanu and Puha Streets in Waimanalo for Isabella “Ariel” Kalua.

JAMM AQUINO / JULY 20
                                Wayne Kaiwi, right, leader of the group “Back Da Blue,” and Ilima DeCosta, middle, were part of a rally outside District Court during court proceedings for three Honolulu police officers charged in the shooting death of 16-year-old Iremamber Sykap on April 5.
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JAMM AQUINO / JULY 20

Wayne Kaiwi, right, leader of the group “Back Da Blue,” and Ilima DeCosta, middle, were part of a rally outside District Court during court proceedings for three Honolulu police officers charged in the shooting death of 16-year-old Iremamber Sykap on April 5.

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / MARCH 11
                                A car navigated through heavy ponding on Waialua Beach Road.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / MARCH 11

A car navigated through heavy ponding on Waialua Beach Road.

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / AUG. 6
                                People protested city and state COVID-19 vaccine mandates at the state Capitol in August.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / AUG. 6

People protested city and state COVID-19 vaccine mandates at the state Capitol in August.

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / DEC. 10
                                Protesters gathered at the state Capitol for a “die-in,” calling for the Navy to shut down its Red Hill fuel facility.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / DEC. 16
                                Like the rest of the world, Hawaii has been overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Above, Ezra-Elisha Jackson was swabbed for a COVID-19 test by her mother, Noe Irvine, at a free testing site at the Waikiki Shell earlier this month.
GEORGE F. LEE / NOV. 17
                                The sidewalk memorial on the corner of Hihimanu and Puha Streets in Waimanalo for Isabella “Ariel” Kalua.
JAMM AQUINO / JULY 20
                                Wayne Kaiwi, right, leader of the group “Back Da Blue,” and Ilima DeCosta, middle, were part of a rally outside District Court during court proceedings for three Honolulu police officers charged in the shooting death of 16-year-old Iremamber Sykap on April 5.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / MARCH 11
                                A car navigated through heavy ponding on Waialua Beach Road.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / AUG. 6
                                People protested city and state COVID-19 vaccine mandates at the state Capitol in August.