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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: Apr 1 2017 - 12:05am

    Airports gateway to world-class destination

  2. | Posted: Apr 1 2017 - 12:05am

    Have you ever sat back and really thought about walls, and what they have contributed to civilization? Throughout history, and even further back to where all we have to go on are the stories written by ancients, one has to wonder when the very first wall was built, and what its intentions may have been. I suppose in our country, for the past few years or decades, our attention has been hooked by talk of big walls on our border, and how high and foreboding they need to be.

  3. | Posted: Mar 31 2017 - 12:05am

    I understand that WHT is supporting free speech rights by publishing all viewpoints in their opinion section, however, after reading Ella Rodriquez’s chilling letter in today’s newspaper I must say I thought WHT was taking it awfully close to the edge by publishing that level of hatred, ignorance, bigotry, paranoia, and obvious personal discontent, all wrapped up in one short letter.

  4. Posted: Mar 31 2017 - 12:05am

    Abortion option should be shared

  5. | Posted: Mar 31 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — In the aftermath of the GOP health care debacle came a revealing act of candor. House Speaker Paul Ryan admitted that his party, which controls the House, Senate and White House, is not yet a “governing party” because it could not “get 216 people to agree with each other on how we do things.”

  6. | Posted: Mar 30 2017 - 10:46am

    This is a response to a letter by Ella Rodriquez. I don’t know when we took over Germany and have power to tell that country what to do, and then compare it to what happens here as far as immigration entry to our country.

  7. Posted: Mar 30 2017 - 12:05am

    Don’t let smart meters come to Big Island

  8. | Posted: Mar 30 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — The Senate’s coming confirmation of Neil Gorsuch will improve the Supreme Court, and Democrats’ incontinent opposition to him will inadvertently improve the Senate — if Republicans are provoked to thoroughly reform the filibuster. If eight Democrats will not join the 52 Republicans in providing 60 votes to end debate and bring Gorsuch’s nomination to a vote, Republicans should go beyond extending to Supreme Court nominees the prohibition of filibusters concerning other judicial nominees. Senate rules should be changed to rectify a mistake made 47 years ago.

  9. | Posted: Mar 29 2017 - 12:05am

    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.

  10. Posted: Mar 29 2017 - 12:05am

    Stop Muslim immigration

  11. | Posted: Mar 29 2017 - 12:05am

    If Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, is confirmed by the Senate, it will be a huge setback for Americans with disabilities.

  12. Posted: Mar 28 2017 - 12:05am

    Adopt a pothole

  13. | Posted: Mar 28 2017 - 12:05am

    As an airline pilot, my age will force me out of a job in a few months when I turn 65. Consequently, I’m taking a much more personal interest in both Social Security and Medicare, which the Republicans are determined to do away with. It might be fun to watch as the Tea Partiers and Trumplets get exactly what they voted for, were it not for the fact that the hardship will fall on all the rest of us as well. And I expect that when it does, they will not blame their Greedy Old Party.

  14. | Posted: Mar 27 2017 - 12:05am

    Several of my letters have appeared in opinion sections having to do with the very local issue of the Waikoloa Village community golf course and my proposal to “repurpose” it into a high-tech campus.

  15. | Posted: Mar 27 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — How many Americans does it take to keep President Trump and his family in the lifestyle to which they are accustomed?