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Mauna Kea quarrel

A lofty observatory site is mired in worldy problems.
At nearly 14,000 feet above sea level, the summit of Mauna Kea, the tallest island mountain in the world, pierces the cloud tops and seems to transcend the division between heaven and earth. In Hawaiian lore, it is the meeting place of the sky-father and earth-mother, parents of Ho'ohokuikalani, She-Who-Placed-the-Stars-in-the-Heavens. So perhaps it should seem fitting that the mountain is also home to the most powerful telescopes on the planet. But not everyone thinks so — the state's Off...

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