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Tobin proposes phone fee to pay for rural internet access (access required)

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin wants to increase internet access in rural schools and libraries by adding to a small fee paid by customers on their phone bills.

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ADWR says Central Arizona Project is overstating its role in water issues (access required)

An employment lawsuit is pitting two of the state’s largest actors on water issues against each other, and some say its outcome could complicate Arizona’s efforts to manage its water and prepare for drought.