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Top Story: In his State of the State address, Hawaii Governor David Ige said the Thirty Meter Telescope controversy can be resolved peacefully.
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Accessed on 21 January 2020, 2325 UTC, Post 20159.
Michael Brestovansky, reporter for the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”.
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General summary of the governor’s remarks:
In this morning’s State of the State address, Hawaii Governor David Ige said the contentious Thirty Meter Telescope issue can be resolved if both sides approach the problem in the spirit of aloha.
The governor acknowledged that both sides “have strong arguments and there is no easy solution…” The governor added that the conflict can be reduced if those involved “are open-hearted, as well as open-minded.”
Governor Ige said the TMT conflict threatens to demean the spirit of Aloha and divide our state. Ige concluded his remarks by appealing to “any and everyone who refuses to let this issue divide us” to work with him to find a way forward”, a statement greeted with applause from the audience.
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