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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 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.

  2. | 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.

  3. | 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.”

  4. | 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.

  5. | 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.

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

    Hilo, that in-between city, half cars, half canoes, a city without shoes.

  7. | Posted: Apr 5 2017 - 9:40am

    Big mahalo to Councilwoman Valerie Poindexter for leading the investigation into why an industrial dairy in Hamakua appears to be operating in flagrant disregard of environmental regulation.

  8. Posted: Apr 5 2017 - 12:05am

    Joke got me good

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

    WASHINGTON — Reading the accumulated sexual harassment accusations against Fox News host Bill O’Reilly and former network executive Roger Ailes is like a quick dip in a sewage treatment pond. After even a brief exposure, the stench stays with you for days.

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

    Reading the “Pays to be fit” article in the April 1 front page West Hawaii Today sounds like a poor April Fools’ Joke. It is either that or the councilman who is quoted is himself a fool. Wake up councilman, it is good that you want to give back: “This is our way of giving back.”

  11. Posted: Apr 3 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — It is jarring to see pro-Trump conservatives indifferent or even hostile to investigations of Russian intervention in the 2016 campaign. Just a few years ago (it feels like an eternity), conservatives were jumping all over President Obama for his Russian “reset” and his first-term eagerness to negotiate with Moscow.

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

    Sportswriter: “You hit only two home runs all last year and already you’ve hit seven this year (1969). What’s the difference?”

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

    Have you ever sat back and really thought about walls, and what they have contributed to civilization? Throughout history, and even further back to where all we have to go on are the stories written by ancients, one has to wonder when the very first wall was built, and what its intentions may have been. I suppose in our country, for the past few years or decades, our attention has been hooked by talk of big walls on our border, and how high and foreboding they need to be.

  14. | Posted: Mar 31 2017 - 12:05am

    I understand that WHT is supporting free speech rights by publishing all viewpoints in their opinion section, however, after reading Ella Rodriquez’s chilling letter in today’s newspaper I must say I thought WHT was taking it awfully close to the edge by publishing that level of hatred, ignorance, bigotry, paranoia, and obvious personal discontent, all wrapped up in one short letter.

  15. | Posted: Mar 31 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — In the aftermath of the GOP health care debacle came a revealing act of candor. House Speaker Paul Ryan admitted that his party, which controls the House, Senate and White House, is not yet a “governing party” because it could not “get 216 people to agree with each other on how we do things.”