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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 22 2017 - 9:14am

    WASHINGTON — In 1859, when Manhattan still had many farms, near the Battery on the island’s southern tip The Great American Tea Company was launched. It grew, and outgrew its name, becoming in 1870 The Great Atlantic &Pacific Tea Company, which in 1912 begat the first A&P Economy Store, a semi-modern grocery store.

  2. | Posted: Jun 22 2017 - 12:06am

    Thank you, West Hawaii Today, for sparking a genuine debate about the meaning of “conservatism.” (My Turn, Sue Nimms, June 13 and Bill Hastings, June 14.)

  3. | Posted: Jun 21 2017 - 12:05am

    Sometimes the greatness of a man is measured by the outlandishness of the conspiracy theories that pop up to explain his sudden downfall.

  4. | Posted: Jun 20 2017 - 12:06am

    As I get older, I notice many of my contemporaries seem to lose energy and retreat into conservatism. Conservatives, they’re the mad ones, mad at change, at government, at minorities. They blame scapegoats, instead of doing the hard work of finding solutions. Their scapegoats are usually those whose rights are restricted or denied, like the poor, minorities, women, immigrants.

  5. | Posted: Jun 19 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — Kelley Paul had gone to bed Tuesday night as usual, with her cellphone set on “Do Not Disturb,” except for family and close friends whose calls would always go through.

  6. | Posted: Jun 19 2017 - 12:05am

    In the recent My Turn Conservatism Explained, Part 2, I congratulate Bill Hastings for making his points without vilifying liberals while doing so. This kind of respect for the other point of view is far too scarce today. On the other hand, his points are a bit slippery themselves.

  7. | Posted: Jun 17 2017 - 8:45am

    This is, to me, the final straw. I have found the political cartoons done by Mike Shelton to be not particularly funny, not thought-provoking, nor offering anything other than a mean putdown of Democrats.

  8. | Posted: Jun 16 2017 - 12:05am

    Graham Ellis is the smiling Englishman you’ve seen on the front page of West Hawaii Today lately. He’s leaving after three decades of giving his heart and soul to our island.

  9. | 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.

  10. | 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).

  11. | 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.

  12. | 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.

  13. | 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?

  14. | 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.

  15. | 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.