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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 28 2017 - 12:06am

    For the past two weeks, I have read with outrage your stories on tax increases for Hawaii County. Instead of our local government officials spending time how to get by with less, they spend time on how to get by with more. More out of the pockets of people, who live on the west side of the county, is their source of revenue.

  2. | Posted: Jun 28 2017 - 12:06am

    United not divided we stand

  3. | Posted: Jun 28 2017 - 12:06am

    Democrats these days must feel like Michael Dukakis, as famously played by Jon Lovitz in a debate with then-Vice President George H.W. Bush on “Saturday Night Live” when he said, “I can’t believe I’m losing to this guy.”

  4. Posted: Jun 27 2017 - 12:06am

    Leaders, not citizens responsible for water problem

  5. | Posted: Jun 27 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — Much analysis of Yuval Harari’s brilliant new book “Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow” focuses on the harrowing dystopia he anticipates. In this vision, a small, geeky elite gains the ability to use biological and cyborg engineering to become something beyond human. It may “upgrade itself step by step, merging with robots and computers in the process, until our descendants will look back and realize that they are no longer the kind of animal that wrote the Bible [or] built the Great Wall of China.” This would necessarily involve the concentration of data, wealth and power, creating “unprecedented social inequality.”

  6. | Posted: Jun 26 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — To succeed in gutting health coverage for millions of Americans, Senate Republican leaders need to get a series of lies accepted as truth. Journalists and other neutral arbiters must resist the temptation to report these lies as just a point of view. A lie is a lie.

  7. | Posted: Jun 26 2017 - 12:05am

    Hawaii already suffers from more invasive species than any other state in the nation and remains constantly vulnerable to them due to its heavy reliance on imports. Over 80 percent of our goods and almost 90 percent of our food comes from the outside and provides avenues for their entry. Once invasive species reach the islands their impacts are often swift and severe due to our unique, fragile ecosystem.

  8. Posted: Jun 25 2017 - 9:13pm

    Don’t let gambling dictate Hawaii’s future

  9. | Posted: Jun 25 2017 - 12:05am

    Omaha, Nebraska — From Little League on up, players emulate major leaguers, so Major League Baseball’s pace-of-play problem is trickling down. Four innings into a recent College World Series game here, just seven hits and three runs had consumed 96 minutes. During a coach’s visit to the pitcher’s mound, the other team’s three base runners visited their dugout to confer with their coach. The Congress of Vienna moved more briskly.

  10. | Posted: Jun 25 2017 - 12:05am

    Thank you for Nancy Cook Lauer’s insightful article (“Tax changes hit West Hawaii hardest,” page 1, June 18) and kudos to Mayor Harry Kim’s vow to reduce the County Council’s rate hikes.

  11. | Posted: Jun 24 2017 - 8:51pm

    Water crisis could have been avoided

  12. | Posted: Jun 24 2017 - 12:05am

    Theft violated community

  13. | Posted: Jun 24 2017 - 12:05am

    On June 2, when I read Henry Scroggin’s notorious letter, I could not decide if he really meant what he said, or if it was irony. The firestorm of replies suggests to me that people took him seriously. He has not yet disavowed the interpretation. Just when that storm looked dead we got Dr. Blum’s reasoned response and then Sue Nimms’ attempted rebuttal using Faux News Alt-right factoids.

  14. | Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 12:05am

    For decades, many local people have relied on aquarium fishing for their livelihood. This industry has created jobs in rural areas with few employment opportunities, such as on the Island of Hawaii and the Waianae Coast on Oahu.

  15. | Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 12:05am

    County not accepting blame