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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: Aug 25 2017 - 9:11am

    Aloha and mahalo for tuning into to Make Waves News, Dennis Gregory reporting.

  2. | Posted: Aug 24 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — When John Adams wrote into Massachusetts’ Constitution a commitment to a “government of laws and not of men,” he probably assumed that the rule of law meant the rule of laws, no matter how many laws there might be. He could not have imagined the modern proliferation and complexity of laws, or how subversive this is of the rule of law.

  3. | Posted: Aug 23 2017 - 12:06am

    LINVILLE, N.C. — During the past two weeks, I’ve been conducting an experiment.

  4. | Posted: Aug 22 2017 - 12:54pm

    WASHINGTON — We are seeing the sad effects of President Trump’s renunciation of moral leadership on America politics and culture — the waning of civility, idealism and respect, and the waxing of contempt, prejudice and racial division. But how is a similar moral abdication — summarized as the doctrine of “America First” — influencing America’s place in the world? And does that really matter?

  5. | Posted: Aug 21 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — There is much to dislike in President Trump’s trade agenda, but he is correct on one subject: China’s relentless quest to extort American “intellectual property” — technologies, business methods, patents. Trump took a swipe last week at China’s policies by ordering his top trade officials to investigate. Whether he can alter China’s behavior is unclear, but he is right to try, even at the risk of a trade war.

  6. | Posted: Aug 20 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — What Gary Cohn, Steven Mnuchin and Jared Kushner did last week — or, rather, what they didn’t do — is a shanda.

  7. | Posted: Aug 19 2017 - 12:06am

    Hele-On like the Department of Water Supply is obviously in trouble. Both operate autonomously. Part of the problem is selling a $7 ride for $2. Mayor Harry Kim appointed Mr. Curt Sharp to fix Hele-On. You must ask: How did it get so bad? Wasn’t anyone watching? Isn’t there supposed to be a supervisory commission? Guess what? There is. The trouble is the commission is kept at sword’s length and gagged. Former Mayor Billy Kenoi appointed me to the Transportation Commission four years ago. Not my thing, didn’t even know what it did but it was a civic duty and opportunity to maybe improve something. Officially, the Transportation Commission is responsible for carriers (buses) and taxis.

  8. | Posted: Aug 19 2017 - 12:06am

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  9. | Posted: Aug 18 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — We are past the time when mournful comments about President Trump’s disgraceful behavior are sufficient. It is no longer defensible for his lieutenants or Republicans in Congress to tell themselves that they’re staying close to Trump to contain the damage he could cause our country.

  10. | Posted: Aug 17 2017 - 8:01pm

    Sooner or later, maybe today, there will be another fatal encounter between law enforcement and a citizen that will raise questions as to whether or not the police response was appropriate. Today, we have no way of knowing, and the Department of Justice, having oversight for law enforcement, can’t provide answers the public deserves.

  11. | Posted: Aug 17 2017 - 12:06am

    Coffee growers and pickers are working hard to continue producing good quality coffee in the Big Island, which allows us to drink one of the best coffees in the world every morning. However, a lot of work goes behind a cup of coffee. Growers in Kona, Ka’u and other districts have a new pest with deal with as they approach the harvest season. The coffee berry borer (CBB), a tiny beetle native to Africa and the most serious coffee pest worldwide, is feasting on our coffee. The Kohala Centre is training coffee growers to deal with this new threat.

  12. | Posted: Aug 17 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — We are past the time when mournful comments about President Trump’s disgraceful behavior are sufficient. It is no longer defensible for his lieutenants or Republicans in Congress to tell themselves that they’re staying close to Trump to contain the damage he could cause our country.

  13. | Posted: Aug 16 2017 - 12:06am

    What makes American democracy shine is not the absence of hate but the response. Repugnant ideas have always swirled in this country amid the legitimate: Racism, anti-Semitism and crackpot nationalism exist. Such ugliness is not outlawed. It is protected by the Constitution. It also is marginalized and rejected by the nation at large because discriminatory ideologies are empty of worth. Most everyone can see that.

  14. | Posted: Aug 16 2017 - 12:06am

    Merck chief executive Kenneth Frazier deserves congratulations for resigning from a White House business council to protest President Donald Trump’s shameful response to last weekend’s white supremacist riot in Charlottesville, Virginia. So do two other CEOs who followed his example.

  15. | Posted: Aug 15 2017 - 12:05am

    After the deadly, race-fueled clashes in Charlottesville, Va., I found the most memorable internet meme to be a news photo of torch-carrying white supremacists captioned: “Vanilla ISIS.”