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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: Mar 17 2017 - 12:05am

    Only one side lying on health care

  2. | Posted: Mar 16 2017 - 12:05am

    My name is Kami Carter and I am deeply concerned with the seemingly never ending and blatant over-spraying of Roundup on our town’s parks, roadsides, neighborhoods and schools. The tell-tale sign is the bright yellow to dark brown dead vegetation line both sides of the highways from Kona to Waimea on to Hilo and Pahoa areas and Volcano. Our roadsides have been saturated completely and totally from top to bottom, sometimes up 15 feet on the hillsides. The spray is never-ending.

  3. | Posted: Mar 16 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Although the National Endowment for the Arts’ 2016 cost of $148 million was less than one-hundredth of 1 percent of the federal budget, attempting to abolish the NEA is a fight worth having, never mind the certain futility of the fight.

  4. Posted: Mar 16 2017 - 12:05am

    Vog a hazard to health

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

    Big Island medical cannabis patients have mostly lost hope. Our Legislature has bought totally into the corporatization of dispensaries. No matter how hard advocates and patients tried to move them in the right direction, representatives passed dispensary legislation that actually does great harm to most patients. Cases in point:

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

    WASHINGTON — After the “lock her up” campaign of 2016, President Trump’s administration has an unexpected message for those still investigating Hillary Clinton’s emails: Shut it down.

  7. Posted: Mar 15 2017 - 12:05am

    Raise education performance, then wages

  8. Posted: Mar 14 2017 - 12:05am

    Hawaii needs help, not the refugees

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

    A beloved family member posted on Facebook that he loves making fun of the “dot-heads” in gas stations. Another family member, a cousin I had not seen in 40 years, connected with me and then posted disparaging comments about immigrants, African-Americans and “libtards.” Then another family member posted a “funny” cartoon of an SUV running over a crowd that read: “All Lives Splatter. I don’t give a f- about your protest.”

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

    I am writing this letter to the editor to express my disappointment with the direction of our elected president’s and appointed attorney general’s conduct. As a licensed Hawaii and California real estate salesperson, I know about professional ethics and that also the government regulates professionals through general civil and criminal laws.

  11. | Posted: Mar 13 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — In its zeal to repeal, the U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to overturn a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule forbidding the baiting, trapping and “denning” of bears and wolves in Alaska’s national wildlife refuges.

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

    Finally, after dithering for eight years, House Republicans are showing their cards. What is being referred to even by some Republicans in a not flattering way as “Ryancare” repeals most of the benefits from the Affordable Care Act and has now been fully embraced by the president, making it — I suppose — more properly “RyanTrumpcare.”

  13. Posted: Mar 12 2017 - 12:05am

    Why the big bill?

  14. | Posted: Mar 11 2017 - 7:10pm

    Whether the students know it or not, the protests that recently turned violent at Middlebury College over an appearance by conservative scholar Charles Murray ironically — and deplorably — demonstrated the national social crack-up that Murray has been writing about.

  15. | Posted: Mar 11 2017 - 12:05am

    Like much of the world, I’ve been trying to understand Stephen Bannon, the chief strategist and guiding force behind the chaos of Donald Trump’s bizarre presidency — chaos by design.