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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: Jul 12 2017 - 12:05am

    Speeding tickets sweet justice

  2. | Posted: Jul 11 2017 - 9:50am

    Budget should invest in people

  3. | Posted: Jul 11 2017 - 12:05am

    Al Franken in his latest book addresses the false claim that the United States already has the best health care system in the world. Yes, he acknowledges, if you’re just talking about Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic, it might have a ring of truth, but a few world-class hospitals and clinics don’t make a national health care system.

  4. | Posted: Jul 11 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — President Trump has performed a service of sorts to our debate over how the United States views itself and its role in the world. He has reminded the democratic left and the democratic right — note the small “d” — that they share more common ground than they often realize about the importance of democracy, the gifts of modernity, and the value of pluralism.

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

    Don’t blame Diamond

  6. | Posted: Jul 9 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Were it not for the provision that Pat Toomey, the Pennsylvania Republican, put into the Senate’s proposed health care reform, this legislation would be moderately important but hardly momentous. Toomey’s provision, however, makes it this century’s most significant domestic policy reform.

  7. | Posted: Jul 8 2017 - 12:05am

    Cat lovers thankful for it all

  8. | Posted: Jul 8 2017 - 12:05am

    America is the land of opportunity, or so we’re told. For the vast majority of us, including immigrants, it is. For a minority it’s just not. At a certain level, the barriers are just a little too high.

  9. | Posted: Jul 7 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — It is sometimes argued that the media should spend less time on President Trump’s transgressive tweets in order to devote more attention to real issues such as North Korea. In fact, it is necessary to focus on Trump’s tweets precisely because they shed light on the mind that is doing the deciding on North Korea. It is a distasteful exercise. But we cannot look away. We need to know the state of mind we’re dealing with.

  10. | Posted: Jul 7 2017 - 12:06am

    Better choices than kahili ginger

  11. | Posted: Jul 6 2017 - 12:06am

    Ticket leaves bad taste after event

  12. | Posted: Jul 6 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — The Bronx, the only one of New York City’s five boroughs that is on the American mainland, once had a sociological as well as geographical distinction. In the 1930s it was called, as Daniel Patrick Moynihan noted, “the city without a slum.” It was “the one place in the whole of the nation where commercial housing was built during the Great Depression.” In the third quarter of the 20th century, however, there came, particularly in the South Bronx, social regression that Moynihan described as “an Armageddonic collapse that I do not believe has its equal in the history of urbanization.”

  13. | Posted: Jul 5 2017 - 12:06am

    Reduce water, reduce wages

  14. | Posted: Jul 5 2017 - 12:06am

    Tourist numbers are up, we are encouraging a greater increase with more non-stop flights to Kona from the mainland and now international flights from Asia. Good for Kona’s and the Big Island’s economy.

  15. | Posted: Jul 4 2017 - 12:06am

    Mr. Jim Higgins, in his recent letter criticizing Mark Van Pernis for being out of touch with reality and history, is himself without a clue.