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More than saying ‘I do’ (access required)

Gay Marriage North Carolina

Gay marriage represents a fundamental change in society, opponents say

Elections have consequences. So opponents of gay marriage worry that voter approval of the practice would encroach on religious liberties, undermine parental rights and devalue marriage as the founding block of society.

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Judicial imbalance (access required)

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Relatively few private attorneys want to become judges in Arizona

Stagnant salaries and diminished retirement benefits keep private attorneys from joining Arizona’s bench, which is becoming unbalanced by increasing numbers of former government lawyers, said a lobbyist for Arizona judges.

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Into the core (access required)

After being submerged in water for several years, spent nuclear fuels are loaded onto dry casks for storage.

Palo Verde is one place where no one can afford to make mistakes. “Put these on,” the security officer, whose bullet magazines protruded and glistened against his black uniform, told me.

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Net metering battle takes center stage

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Statewide political warfare is usually reserved for even-numbered years, targets millions of Arizona voters and follows well-defined partisan boundaries. But the fight over solar energy in Arizona has broken all those maxims this year.

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