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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 19 2014 - 1:02am

    WASHINGTON — The Democratic party is the party of government because it embraces a proposition it has done much to refute — that government is a nimble, skillful social engineer — and because government employees are a significant component of the party’s base and of its financial support through government employees unions. Franklin Roosevelt, architect of the modern party, believed unionization would be inappropriate in the public sector. Today’s party, however, aggressively uses government coercion to create supposed “government employees” from whom unions can extract money, some of it for the party.

  2. | Posted: Jan 19 2014 - 1:02am

    Bothered that the government has the metadata from all your calls, so that it can map out the details of your life at the click of a button? If you really are, little in President Barack Obama’s much-hyped speech on intelligence gathering should allay your concerns.

  3. | Posted: Jan 19 2014 - 1:02am

    Bothered that the government has the metadata from all your calls, so that it can map out the details of your life at the click of a button? If you really are, little in President Barack Obama’s much-hyped speech on intelligence gathering should allay your concerns.

  4. | Posted: Jan 19 2014 - 1:02am

    WASHINGTON — The Democratic party is the party of government because it embraces a proposition it has done much to refute — that government is a nimble, skillful social engineer — and because government employees are a significant component of the party’s base and of its financial support through government employees unions. Franklin Roosevelt, architect of the modern party, believed unionization would be inappropriate in the public sector. Today’s party, however, aggressively uses government coercion to create supposed “government employees” from whom unions can extract money, some of it for the party.

  5. | Posted: Jan 18 2014 - 1:02am

    WASHINGTON — Read the bill!

  6. | Posted: Jan 18 2014 - 1:02am

    WASHINGTON — Read the bill!

  7. | Posted: Jan 17 2014 - 1:03am

    WASHINGTON — Can you be a tough liberal who also knows how to work with the other side? Can you be unwavering in trying to lift the wages of the low-paid, bring health coverage to the uninsured, equalize educational opportunities and protect the environment — and still compromise enough to get all these things done?

  8. | Posted: Jan 17 2014 - 1:03am

    WASHINGTON — Can you be a tough liberal who also knows how to work with the other side? Can you be unwavering in trying to lift the wages of the low-paid, bring health coverage to the uninsured, equalize educational opportunities and protect the environment — and still compromise enough to get all these things done?

  9. | 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.

  10. | 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.

  11. | 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.

  12. | 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.

  13. | 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.

  14. | 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.

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

    “It is what it is.”