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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: May 5 2014 - 1:04am

    WASHINGTON — This is the time when Americans renew their hatred of Washington and Washington wallows in a bittersweet cocktail of self-love and self-loathing.

  2. | Posted: May 4 2014 - 1:05am

    Finally, the U.S. government is waking up to the realization that it cannot jail its way out of a drug problem.

  3. | Posted: May 4 2014 - 1:05am

    WASHINGTON — If the president wants to witness a refutation of his assertion that the survival of the Affordable Care Act is assured, come Thursday he should stroll the 13 blocks from his office to the nation’s second-most important court, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. There he can hear an argument involving yet another constitutional provision that evidently has escaped his notice. It is the Origination Clause, which says: “All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other bills.”

  4. | Posted: May 4 2014 - 1:05am

    One wonders how much further the United States will allow itself to be dragged down into the deepening abyss that is today’s Egypt. Those in the Obama administration and Congress who favor continued U.S. military aid to the dictatorship in Cairo insist that although such aid may run counter to American ideals, it does serve American interests. I would argue the contrary, that American interests are being harmed every day that support continues.

  5. Posted: May 4 2014 - 1:05am

    We need to apologize to Sterling for violating his privacy

  6. | Posted: May 3 2014 - 1:05am

    Iraq’s best days in the past decade have been its elections, and somewhat surprisingly, Wednesday was one of them. Though the country is sliding into civil war — the United Nations reported that 750 people were killed by political violence in April — about 12 million people went to the polls to vote in the first parliamentary elections held without the presence of U.S. troops. The turnout, a reported 58 percent, was higher than in most U.S. presidential elections. Iraqis remain eager to practice democracy, even if their rulers are not.

  7. | Posted: May 3 2014 - 1:05am

    WASHINGTON — The time has come to stop the denial and to admit that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has a Koch problem.

  8. Posted: May 3 2014 - 1:05am

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  9. | Posted: May 2 2014 - 1:07am

    Remember how China’s economy was supposed to surpass the U.S.’ sometime in the next decade or so? Turns out it may already have happened.

  10. | Posted: May 2 2014 - 1:07am

    WASHINGTON — Donald Sterling, the now banned-for-life owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, accomplished something that might be seen as a political miracle: The racist ranting that led the National Basketball Association to oust Sterling brought President Obama and Sen. Ted Cruz together.

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  13. | Posted: May 1 2014 - 1:06am

    FLINT, Mich. — Earnest moralists lament Americans’ distrust of government. What really is regrettable is that government does much to earn distrust, as Terry Dehko, 70, and his daughter Sandy Thomas, 41, understand.

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  15. | Posted: Apr 30 2014 - 1:05am

    Just how much does the Constitution protect your digital data? The Supreme Court is only just coming to grips with that question. On Tuesday, it considered whether police can search the contents of a mobile phone without a warrant if the phone is on or around a person during an arrest.