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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: Dec 1 2013 - 12:06am

    MILWAUKEE — In 2011, tens of thousands of government employees and others, enraged by Gov. Scott Walker’s determination to break the ruinously expensive and paralyzing grip that government workers’ unions had on Wisconsin, took over the capitol building in Madison. With chanting, screaming and singing supplemented by bullhorns, bagpipes and drum circles, their cacophony shook the building that the squalor of their occupation made malodorous. They spat on Republican legislators and urinated on Walker’s office door. They shouted, “This is what democracy looks like!”

  2. | Posted: Nov 30 2013 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — Is the Obama White House airbrushing history?

  3. | Posted: Nov 30 2013 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — Is the Obama White House airbrushing history?

  4. | Posted: Nov 29 2013 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — For children, Christmastime may be the favorite holiday, even if their families don’t celebrate the birth of Christ. The twinkling lights and aura of magic that suddenly transfigure the most plebian edifices are nearly as seductive as a round-trip ticket to Never-Never Land.

  5. | Posted: Nov 29 2013 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — For children, Christmastime may be the favorite holiday, even if their families don’t celebrate the birth of Christ. The twinkling lights and aura of magic that suddenly transfigure the most plebian edifices are nearly as seductive as a round-trip ticket to Never-Never Land.

  6. | Posted: Nov 28 2013 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — We are tomorrow’s past, so this Thanksgiving give thanks for 2013, a year the future might study more for amusement than for edification. Healthcare.gov performed the public service of defeating Barack Obama’s ascription of every disagreeable effect to one of two causes — George W. Bush or global warming. Concerning the latter, a CNN anchor wondered if an asteroid that passed by Earth on Feb. 15 was “an effect of, perhaps, global warming.” The Los Angeles Times announced it had stopped publishing letters questioning global warming caused by human activity.

  7. | Posted: Nov 28 2013 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — We are tomorrow’s past, so this Thanksgiving give thanks for 2013, a year the future might study more for amusement than for edification. Healthcare.gov performed the public service of defeating Barack Obama’s ascription of every disagreeable effect to one of two causes — George W. Bush or global warming. Concerning the latter, a CNN anchor wondered if an asteroid that passed by Earth on Feb. 15 was “an effect of, perhaps, global warming.” The Los Angeles Times announced it had stopped publishing letters questioning global warming caused by human activity.

  8. | Posted: Nov 27 2013 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — Republicans are opposed to President Barack Obama’s deal with the Iranians — whatever it is.

  9. | Posted: Nov 27 2013 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — Republicans are opposed to President Barack Obama’s deal with the Iranians — whatever it is.

  10. | Posted: Nov 26 2013 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — By now, most of the world has digested the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, and millennials can sigh relief that another such re-examination is at least 10 years away.

  11. | Posted: Nov 26 2013 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — By now, most of the world has digested the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, and millennials can sigh relief that another such re-examination is at least 10 years away.

  12. | Posted: Nov 25 2013 - 12:05am

    “Cocaine Congressman” Trey Radel, as headline writers have rebranded him, voted to allow states to drug test all food stamp recipients. Congress, it turns out, should have drug-tested him.

  13. | Posted: Nov 25 2013 - 12:05am

    “Cocaine Congressman” Trey Radel, as headline writers have rebranded him, voted to allow states to drug test all food stamp recipients. Congress, it turns out, should have drug-tested him.

  14. | Posted: Nov 24 2013 - 12:07am

    Washington has gotten so used to political theater that many here have lost the ability to spot real chances to do the right thing. The budget conference is an opportunity for Congress to craft a bipartisan compromise that serves the common good. Despite low expectations, the conference should be taken seriously.

  15. | Posted: Nov 24 2013 - 12:07am

    Washington has gotten so used to political theater that many here have lost the ability to spot real chances to do the right thing. The budget conference is an opportunity for Congress to craft a bipartisan compromise that serves the common good. Despite low expectations, the conference should be taken seriously.