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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: Jan 16 2014 - 1:02am

    WASHINGTON — Viewed from Washington, which often is the last to learn about important developments, opposition to the Common Core State Standards Initiative still seems as small as the biblical cloud that ariseth out of the sea, no larger than a man’s hand. Soon, however, this education policy will fill a significant portion of the political sky.

  2. | Posted: Jan 16 2014 - 1:02am

    WASHINGTON — Viewed from Washington, which often is the last to learn about important developments, opposition to the Common Core State Standards Initiative still seems as small as the biblical cloud that ariseth out of the sea, no larger than a man’s hand. Soon, however, this education policy will fill a significant portion of the political sky.

  3. | Posted: Jan 15 2014 - 1:02am

    WASHINGTON — The criticism has been coming from all ideological quarters: Robert Gates should have waited longer before airing his differences with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, the White House staff and Congress.

  4. | Posted: Jan 15 2014 - 1:02am

    WASHINGTON — The criticism has been coming from all ideological quarters: Robert Gates should have waited longer before airing his differences with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, the White House staff and Congress.

  5. | Posted: Jan 14 2014 - 1:02am

    WASHINGTON — There is something inherently absurd about a political scandal resulting from an event that could also have been caused by a stray deer and a truck filled with watermelons. Instead, the closing of two access lanes to the George Washington Bridge last fall was the result of stupidity and swagger in close proximity to one of the GOP’s most promising presidential prospects.

  6. | Posted: Jan 14 2014 - 1:02am

    WASHINGTON — There is something inherently absurd about a political scandal resulting from an event that could also have been caused by a stray deer and a truck filled with watermelons. Instead, the closing of two access lanes to the George Washington Bridge last fall was the result of stupidity and swagger in close proximity to one of the GOP’s most promising presidential prospects.

  7. | Posted: Jan 13 2014 - 1:02am

    “It is what it is.”

  8. | Posted: Jan 13 2014 - 1:02am

    “It is what it is.”

  9. | Posted: Jan 13 2014 - 1:02am

    Surprise. Some of the ideas that Republican presidential hopefuls offer for a conservative “war on poverty” aren’t bad, although too many of the rest sound like a war on the poor.

  10. | Posted: Jan 13 2014 - 1:02am

    Surprise. Some of the ideas that Republican presidential hopefuls offer for a conservative “war on poverty” aren’t bad, although too many of the rest sound like a war on the poor.

  11. | Posted: Jan 12 2014 - 1:03am

    WASHINGTON — Constitutional arguments that seem as dry as dust can have momentous consequences. On Monday, the Supreme Court’s nine fine minds will hear oral arguments about the meaning of “the” and “happen.” What they decide could advance the urgent project of reining in rampant executive power.

  12. | Posted: Jan 12 2014 - 1:03am

    WASHINGTON — Constitutional arguments that seem as dry as dust can have momentous consequences. On Monday, the Supreme Court’s nine fine minds will hear oral arguments about the meaning of “the” and “happen.” What they decide could advance the urgent project of reining in rampant executive power.

  13. | Posted: Jan 12 2014 - 1:03am

    When I met a young mother at a packed Starbucks in a Shanghai mall, she rushed in, harried, late and apologetic — a meeting had run long and her mother had called with an issue about her son.

  14. | Posted: Jan 12 2014 - 1:03am

    When I met a young mother at a packed Starbucks in a Shanghai mall, she rushed in, harried, late and apologetic — a meeting had run long and her mother had called with an issue about her son.

  15. | Posted: Jan 11 2014 - 1:02am

    WASHINGTON — I have no desire to smoke marijuana, partly because doing so might drive me back to the cigarette habit I broke two decades ago. I don’t want to be one of those “cool parents” who pretend to be as culturally advanced as their kids. In my case, that’s a ridiculous aspiration anyway.