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After often-emotional hearing, telescope decision is up to state land board

Timothy Hurley
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HAWAII HERALD TRIBUNE

The state Board of Land and Natural Resources on Wednesday heard final arguments for and against building the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea on Hawaii island.

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HAWAII HERALD TRIBUNE

Members of the crowd cheer while Mehana Kihoi gives an oral argument against the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope as the Hawaii State Board of Land and Natural Resources hears arguments for and against building the giant telescope on a mountain some consider sacred Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in Hilo, Hawaii.