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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: Jun 16 2017 - 12:05am

    It might first be instructive to define each of the above terms and then discuss the implications. A treaty is a formally concluded and ratified agreement between countries. In the United States the word treaty is reserved for an agreement made “by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate” per Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the Constitution.

  2. Posted: Jun 15 2017 - 12:06am

    Lie statement doesn’t add up

  3. | Posted: Jun 15 2017 - 12:06am

    On Jan. 15, 2014, The Queen’s Health Systems finalized a historic affiliation agreement with North Hawaii Community Hospital (NHCH).

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

    OSSINING, N.Y. — Sparkling in the sunlight that inspired 19th-century romantic painters of the Hudson River School, Sing Sing prison’s razor wire, through which inmates can see the flowing river, is almost pretty. Almost. Rain or shine, however, a fog of regret permeates any maximum-security prison. But 37 men — almost all minorities; mostly African Americans — recently received celebratory attention. It was their commencement — attended by Harry Belafonte, 90, and the singer Usher — as freshly minted college graduates. Their lives after prison will not soon, if ever, commence, but when they do these men will have unusual momentum for success.

  5. Posted: Jun 14 2017 - 12:06am

    Response drips with sarcasm

  6. | Posted: Jun 14 2017 - 12:06am

    As a self-defined conservative, with an admittedly libertarian bent, I’m happy to help explain my position to Dr. Blum. I grew up in what is currently the reddest state in the union – Wyoming (at least based upon the recent presidential vote) — and have spent the last 40 years in the bluest state – Hawaii. This has given me some perspective on the impact of conservative vs. liberal policies.

  7. | Posted: Jun 14 2017 - 12:06am

    Ignorance of the law is no excuse, according to an old legal principle. But could an exception be made for President Donald Trump?

  8. Posted: Jun 13 2017 - 12:05am

    Cut before increasing taxes

  9. | Posted: Jun 13 2017 - 12:05am

    Thank you, Dr. Blum, for giving me the opportunity to explain conservatism to you. Your letter in WHT on June 11 was a nice invitation. But perhaps it’s better to explain what causes us conservatives to rebel against what liberalism has put us through over the years — especially the last eight.

  10. Posted: Jun 12 2017 - 12:06am

    Trump’s teammate

  11. | Posted: Jun 12 2017 - 12:06am

    To help Hawaii’s coral reefs recover from bleaching, we must protect and maintain a healthy population of the herbivorous fish that are essential to reef ecosystems.

  12. | Posted: Jun 12 2017 - 12:06am

    While American foreign policy has for years fixated on the conflict in Syria and the Middle East, just across the border in Mexico and throughout Central America tens of thousands of people lost their lives last year because of the conflict between drug cartels competing to deliver illicit drugs into the United States.

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

    I’m confused about conservatives. I see pettiness rather than principle. George Will, in the June 4 WHT, complained that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting was too costly for the United States, and anyway, no one would miss them (including Big Bird fans) if they were eliminated. Mr. Will rates Public Radio and TV as mere “entertainment,” ignores that it is listener supported and only partially government subsidized, and acknowledges that it’s not that costly anyway. Maybe I don’t understand conservatism.

  14. | Posted: Jun 11 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Sensing that his Scottish enemies had blundered at the Battle of Dunbar in 1650, Oliver Cromwell said, “The Lord hath delivered them into our hands.” Philip K. Howard, were he the exulting type, could rejoice that some of his adversaries have taken a stand on indefensible terrain. Because the inaccurately named Center for American Progress has chosen to defend the impediments that government places in its own path regarding public works, it has done Howard the favor of rekindling interest in something he wrote in 2015.

  15. | Posted: Jun 10 2017 - 10:55am

    Don’t tax you. Don’t tax me. Tax that fellow behind the tree. Russel B. Long, probably.