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Copper theft hurts citizens, businesses (access required)

Jeff Hatch-MillerA young mother, baby in arms, her 2-year-old in tow, arrived at a small crisis pregnancy center in Phoenix. A hand-written note posted on the center’s door read simply “Closed Due To Vandalism.” The woman, seeking a few cans of formula and a warmer sweater for her infant daughter, left in despair. In the dark of ...

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