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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: Sep 15 2017 - 12:06am

    Constitution Day on Sunday commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution 230 years ago and is dedicated to all American citizens.

  2. | Posted: Sep 14 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — It is neither paranoid nor alarmist to begin asking if the Trump administration plans to rationalize blocking a large number of voters who oppose the president from casting ballots in 2018 and 2020. And it is imperative that the civic-minded of all parties demand the disbanding of a government commission whose very existence is based on a lie.

  3. | Posted: Sep 13 2017 - 12:06am

    Although they hardly could seem to be less alike sometimes, President Donald Trump and people of color have had a love-hate relationship for nearly three decades.

  4. | Posted: Sep 13 2017 - 12:06am

    Let me see if I got this right. Water board member Nestorio Domingo and his enthusiast Jim Hussey propose that we double up on the failing water system so each well has a backup pump, presumably tailored to work within the same parameters as the existing grab-bag of water equipment, all using different pumping equipment?

  5. | Posted: Sep 12 2017 - 12:06am

    My name is Zahava Zaidoff, I am a 39-year-old wife and mother, and I tried to kill myself. I am a survivor of a suicide attempt, sexual trauma, emotional abuse, meth addiction and alcoholism. Why do I share this with you? Why should you care?

  6. | Posted: Sep 12 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan promised Obamacare repeal, funding for the wall and tax reform, all by the end of August. For the GOP, it is now September, both literally and metaphorically.

  7. | Posted: Sep 12 2017 - 12:06am

    Some time ago, I found myself in a buffet line around piles of inedible looking grains, greens and grassy-smelling gratins at an alternative food cooperative’s Sunday dinner. No part of this meal, I was assured, had been touched by the corporate food chain, the Big Ag puppeteers with their taxpayer-subsidized toxins.

  8. | Posted: Sep 11 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Be wary of anyone who purports to understand the deep meaning of President Trump’s decision to side with the Democrats on short-term budget issues. Nobody knows what he’s up to, and this probably includes Trump himself.

  9. | Posted: Sep 10 2017 - 12:06am

    I would like to commend Hawaii County Water Board member Nestorio Domingo for his wise recommendation of a dual redundant deepwell water system for our West Hawaii wells.

  10. | Posted: Sep 10 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — It’s that season again. An ominous swirl forms in the Atlantic, citizens batten down or evacuate, TV weather reporters put on rain slickers and, as predictably as National Weather Service bulletins, some End-Times pastors and other provocateurs on the right attribute the storm to a wrathful God’s vengeance on liberals.

  11. | Posted: Sep 9 2017 - 12:06am

    “Congress has been dropping in relative power along a

  12. | Posted: Sep 8 2017 - 12:06am

    West Hawaii Today featured a sad headline on Sept. 6.

  13. | Posted: Sep 7 2017 - 12:06am

    This column is about Texas.

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

    WASHINGTON — One of the most cynical quotations in history is also one of the most widely attributed. Let’s ponder the version associated with Groucho Marx: “Sincerity is the key to success. Once you can fake that, you’ve got it made.”

  15. | Posted: Sep 6 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — It has become axiomatic that when Donald Trump says or does something over the top or below the belt, beware the unseen.