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The way it was: Mauna Kea in 1945

| | Mar 29 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

We are kamaaina, born and raised in Hilo during the 1930s and 1940s. Bill, now living in Nevada, visited me here in Kona for the Christmas holidays and we traveled back on many old, sentimental journeys. One of the special ones was about his hike to the summit of Mauna Kea in 1945.

  1. | Posted: Apr 15 2017 - 12:05am

    When you bite into a piece of fruit, it should be a mindless pleasure. Sure, that steroidal-looking strawberry with a toothpaste-white interior doesn’t seem right to begin with. But you shouldn’t have to think about childhood brain development when layering it over your cereal.

  2. | Posted: Apr 15 2017 - 12:05am

    Bills introduced by North Kona Rep. Nicole Lowen that would have restricted the sale of a chemical proven to destroy our state’s bountiful reefs have been killed or, worse, denied a hearing in this season’s state legislative session.

  3. | Posted: Apr 14 2017 - 12:05am

    In Hawaii, you don’t start life, you live it.

  4. | Posted: Apr 14 2017 - 12:05am

    Finally, in a third statement two days too late made after United Airlines lost millions in stock market value, CEO Oscar Munoz got around to appropriately apologizing for the “truly horrific” forced removal of a passenger from a full flight.

  5. | Posted: Apr 13 2017 - 12:05am

    During this legislative session, Sen. Glenn Wakai made false claims that the Hawaii Tourism Authority is excessively spending and had bad financial practices.

  6. | Posted: Apr 13 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — With a mellifluous name suggesting bucolic tranquility, Rep. Mark Meadows, a North Carolina Republican, is an unlikely object of the caterwauling recently directed at him and the House Freedom Caucus he leads. The vituperation was occasioned by the HFC’s role rescuing Republicans from embracing an unpopular first draft of legislation to replace Obamacare.

  7. | Posted: Apr 12 2017 - 12:05am

    United Airlines sure had a twisted way of showing customer appreciation during a Sunday flight out of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. A video that has now gone viral shows security officers forcibly yanking a man out of his seat on a United Express flight and dragging him down the aisle by his wrists. Horrified passengers watched — and recorded.

  8. | Posted: Apr 12 2017 - 12:05am

    Contrary to what Bob Green may believe, President Trump’s travel ban has everything to do with religion. It has everything to do with the fact that President Trump and his boss, Steve Bannon, are racist, nationalist, fascist, bigots. Mr. Green’s whole argument in his letter only further supports that it is about religion, going so far as to discuss Sharia Law.

  9. | Posted: Apr 11 2017 - 12:05am

    Hawaii is proud to be considered one of the best places to live and Hawaiians enjoy seeing our islands ranked at the top of many surveys. However, one place where Hawaii consistently places last is in voter participation. This is a serious problem so it is time to make a big change in the way we vote. Hawaii can do this by enacting a vote-by-mail system.

  10. | Posted: Apr 10 2017 - 12:05am

    I would like to attempt to answer the questions about TMT submitted by David Gomes on April 6.

  11. | Posted: Apr 10 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — “No majority leader wants written on his tombstone that he presided over the end of the Senate,” the minority leader said.

  12. | Posted: Apr 9 2017 - 12:49am

    Hawaiian Airlines seems to have a continuing problem with row 4 and the way it is assigned. Especially for those of us who have to fly and are handicapped as well as tall. I get a different story from each agent I talk to and row 4 A and B are never available online.

  13. | Posted: Apr 9 2017 - 12:49am

    “War is the health of the state. It automatically sets in motion throughout society those irresistible forces for uniformity, for passionate cooperation with the government in coercing into obedience the minority groups and individuals which lack the larger herd sense.”

  14. | Posted: Apr 8 2017 - 12:05am

    I am a local gal born and raised (fourth generation), in Kona, Hawaii. My dad was a rancher and had keys to many of the most desolate beaches where I would spend my days snorkeling. From the Kailua-Kona pier as far as Milolili, there were thousands of beautiful reef fish, too many to count.

  15. | Posted: Apr 7 2017 - 12:05am

    Recent discourse regarding immigration, both nationally as well as locally, begs the attention of every American, and particularly, every Hawaiian.