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When it comes to ethics, local Republican Party has nothing to offer

When it comes to ethics, local Republican Party has nothing to offer

There is a distinct possibility that Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Stump may have engaged in illegal campaign coordination. To find out if he has, a group called the Checks and Balances Project is inquiring into Stump’s text communications with campaigns and the utilities he regulates. As a result, Republicans have launched an attack ad trying to discredit the investigation through good ol’ fashioned shooting the messenger.

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McCain: Senate transportation bill would provide long-term certainty

McCain: Senate transportation bill would provide long-term certainty

Few things are as essential to economic growth and development as our nation’s roads. In a state as expansive as Arizona, riders understand the importance of having sound infrastructure, especially when it fails, as it did with the recent bridge collapse on I-10 in California not far from the Arizona border that continues to impact travelers across our state and region.

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Growing VA wait list crisis requires bold solutions

Growing VA wait list crisis requires bold solutions

A recent New York Times article proclaimed: “One year after outrage about long waiting lists for health care shook the Department of Veterans Affairs, the agency is facing a new crisis: The number of veterans on waiting lists of one month or more is now 50 percent higher than it was during the height of last year’s problems, department officials say.” Much of the increase is attributable to escalating demand by aging Vietnam veterans and returning troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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APS’s measured approach to rooftop solar would benefit all electricity customers (access required)

APS’s measured approach to rooftop solar would benefit all electricity customers <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/12/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

Jeff Guldner Jeff Guldner I appreciate Pat Quinn’s service as director of the Residential Utility Consumer’s Office (RUCO), but I was surprised by his recent description of what happened when the Arizona Corporation Commission first addressed the cost shifting resulting from rooftop solar and net metering in 2013. I was also disappointed by his characterization of the current grid access charge case.

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Anti-abortion groups have adopted increasingly aggressive, dishonest tactics

Anti-abortion groups have adopted increasingly aggressive, dishonest tactics

In recent weeks we've watched as a campaign of deception has been launched against Planned Parenthood. Let me be clear: Planned Parenthood does not sell fetal tissue. Some Planned Parenthood organizations in other states do assist women who wish to donate tissue for lifesaving medical research. Planned Parenthood Arizona does not have a tissue donation program at all.

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