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The Latest: Big Island mayor says telescope benefits Hawaii


August 4, 2019

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the backers of a giant telescope planned for Hawaii seeking a building permit for alternative site in Spain (all times local):

11:45 p.m.

The mayor of Hawaii's Big Island says it would be a loss for his community if a giant telescope planned for the summit of the state's highest peak was built in Spain instead.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige tasked Big Island Mayor Harry Kim with finding common ground among Native Hawaiian leaders, protesters and telescope stakeholders.

An international consortium that wants to build the telescope in Hawaii has decided to seek...

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