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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: Mar 10 2014 - 1:02am

    WASHINGTON — When the going gets tough, well, why not just make the going easier?

  2. | Posted: Mar 10 2014 - 1:02am

    WASHINGTON — When the going gets tough, well, why not just make the going easier?

  3. | Posted: Mar 9 2014 - 1:03am

    WASHINGTON — What’s been said of confession — that it is good for one’s soul but bad for one’s reputation — can also be true of testifying to Congress, so Lois Lerner has chosen to stay silent. Hers, however, is an eloquent silence.

  4. | Posted: Mar 9 2014 - 1:03am

    WASHINGTON — What’s been said of confession — that it is good for one’s soul but bad for one’s reputation — can also be true of testifying to Congress, so Lois Lerner has chosen to stay silent. Hers, however, is an eloquent silence.

  5. | Posted: Mar 8 2014 - 1:03am

    WASHINGTON — Darrell Issa, chairman of the House committee leading numerous investigations of the Obama administration, found a new way to silence Democratic critics who question his actions: He shut off the microphones.

  6. | Posted: Mar 8 2014 - 1:03am

    WASHINGTON — Darrell Issa, chairman of the House committee leading numerous investigations of the Obama administration, found a new way to silence Democratic critics who question his actions: He shut off the microphones.

  7. | Posted: Mar 7 2014 - 1:03am

    WASHINGTON — With the facts on the ground now established in Crimea — several thousand facts in the form of Russian troops — the question now becomes: Will sustained economic, political and military isolation of Russia work? Will it reverse Vladimir Putin’s adventurism and deter future aggression?

  8. | Posted: Mar 7 2014 - 1:03am

    WASHINGTON — With the facts on the ground now established in Crimea — several thousand facts in the form of Russian troops — the question now becomes: Will sustained economic, political and military isolation of Russia work? Will it reverse Vladimir Putin’s adventurism and deter future aggression?

  9. | Posted: Mar 6 2014 - 1:03am

    WASHINGTON — One hundred years after a spark in Central Europe ignited a conflagration from which the world has not yet recovered and from which Europe will never recover, armed forces have crossed an international border in Central Europe, eliciting this analysis from Secretary of State John Kerry: “It’s a 19th century act in the 21st century. It really puts at question Russia’s capacity to be within the G8.”

  10. | Posted: Mar 6 2014 - 1:03am

    WASHINGTON — One hundred years after a spark in Central Europe ignited a conflagration from which the world has not yet recovered and from which Europe will never recover, armed forces have crossed an international border in Central Europe, eliciting this analysis from Secretary of State John Kerry: “It’s a 19th century act in the 21st century. It really puts at question Russia’s capacity to be within the G8.”

  11. | Posted: Mar 5 2014 - 1:02am

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is such a weak strongman. What’s more, he is a feeble dictator and a timid tyrant.

  12. | Posted: Mar 5 2014 - 1:02am

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is such a weak strongman. What’s more, he is a feeble dictator and a timid tyrant.

  13. | Posted: Mar 4 2014 - 1:01am

    If Arizona legislators were being perfectly candid, they would have labeled their so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act precisely what it was, the Right to Use Religion as an Excuse to Discriminate Against Gay Men and Lesbians Act.

  14. | Posted: Mar 4 2014 - 1:01am

    If Arizona legislators were being perfectly candid, they would have labeled their so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act precisely what it was, the Right to Use Religion as an Excuse to Discriminate Against Gay Men and Lesbians Act.

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

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s new outreach initiative to help at-risk boys of color — “My Brother’s Keeper” — is cause for cheer.