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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.

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    Drivers should secure open loads

  2. Posted: Apr 13 2014 - 1:06am

    Teach for America social innovation or stopgap?

  3. | Posted: Apr 13 2014 - 1:05am

    Federal officials released a huge trove of data Wednesday that shows what Medicare has paid to more than 880,000 doctors and other health care providers nationwide. There were some eye-popping stats:

  4. | Posted: Apr 13 2014 - 1:05am

    DETROIT — Robert Griffin, now 90, who rose to be second in the Republican U.S. Senate leadership, was defeated in 1978. Since then, only one Michigan Republican, Spencer Abraham in 1994, has been elected to the Senate and for only one term. Evidence that former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land might end this GOP drought is that Democrats are attacking her for opposing “preventive health care.”

  5. | Posted: Apr 13 2014 - 1:05am

    Tom Friedman, New York Times columnist, wrote a good column this week, arguing that the United States and Europe need to take a long look at whether they are ready to make the sacrifices involved in saving Ukraine from Vladimir Putin and, if not, let the Ukrainians cut the best deal they can.

  6. Posted: Apr 12 2014 - 1:04am

    Please be responsible and objective

  7. | Posted: Apr 12 2014 - 1:04am

    WASHINGTON — In selecting Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as host of the “Late Show,” CBS has waged war on America’s heartland — or so proclaims that Palm Beach font of heartland mirth, Rush Limbaugh.

  8. | Posted: Apr 11 2014 - 7:21am

    In the midst of shock and sorrow, there is bewilderment. The mass attack Wednesday morning at Franklin Regional High School near Pittsburgh — with 19 students and a security guard stabbed or slashed, including at least one critically — leaves a host of unanswered questions. While the shrieks and sobs still echo, all the questions boil down to one: Why?

  9. | Posted: Apr 11 2014 - 1:05am

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  10. | Posted: Apr 11 2014 - 1:05am

    KIGALI, Rwanda — At the 20th commemoration of the Rwandan genocide, the most moving moments were unplanned. In the audience at Amahoro Stadium, first one woman, then another, then dozens in turn, cried out in uncontrollable anguish and had to be escorted from the ceremony. They were overwhelmed by memory. In their screams you could hear the screams of two decades ago.

  11. | Posted: Apr 11 2014 - 1:05am

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  12. | Posted: Apr 10 2014 - 1:03am

    Anyone worried about the cost of health care in the United States should view this week’s capitulation on Medicare Advantage with concern.

  13. | Posted: Apr 10 2014 - 1:03am

    PHOENIX — From the Goldwater Institute, the fertile frontal lobe of the conservative movement’s brain, comes an innovative idea that is gaining traction in Alaska, Arizona and Georgia, and its advocates may bring it to at least 35 other states’ legislatures. It would use the Constitution’s Article V to move the nation back toward the limited government the Constitution’s Framers thought their document guaranteed.

  14. Posted: Apr 10 2014 - 1:03am

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