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Higher energy costs will put an unfair burden on Arizona families

Dr. Charles Steele Jr. is president and CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).

As the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), I frequently travel throughout the U.S. And in my journeys, I’m quite often struck by the fact that so many families are struggling to find financial security. I find it troubling that hardworking Americans are often eking out a living, barely making it from paycheck to paycheck.

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Article minimizes marijuana’s link to child deaths

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In his article “Facts show Polk’s claim about marijuana deaths among children is misleading,” (June 22 online and June 26 in print), Ben Giles falls head over heels trying to minimize the Arizona Fatality Report that links marijuana use to 62 child deaths in Arizona in 2013.

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The Arizona Corporation Commission, water issues and your pocketbook

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Lately, accusations of impropriety within the ranks of the Corporation Commission have been released in various news media. It is imperative that the officials of the most powerful group affecting the pocketbooks of the greatest portion of the state’s population remain unbiased and deal with only “the facts at hand” over the rate cases they preside.

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