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Revolutionizing health care: How business owners are saving their companies by disrupting the status quo

Money and stethoscope to illustrate the cost of health care

Obamacare is proving to be very effective. Just not for the reasons Obama hoped it would. There is a revolution taking place among businesses all over the country. Small businesses especially are serving as “laboratories” – experimenting and innovating with new technologies and new processes – and doing away with the rules of arcane institutions that have controlled the health care industry for decades.

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Shortage avoided in 2017 due to collaborative conservation efforts

Lingering drought and demand from growing cities have lowered water levels on Lake Mead behind Hoover Dam. The U.S. Interior Department could declare a shortage on the Colorado River as early as 2017. (U.S. Geological Survey Photo)

This week the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released the news that there will not be a shortage on the Colorado River in 2017. This positive declaration can be attributed to water left behind in Lake Mead by CAP and its partners. However, Reclamation’s projection shows that without additional conservation actions, 2018 could be the first year of shortage on the Colorado River.

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Ballot power: The importance of women

Susan B Anthony coin silver dollar

On August 26, Arizona women will celebrate women’s right to vote. Women will commemorate the sacrifices and perseverance of those who fought 50 years to secure for women the right to vote. Women stood in pouring rain and freezing snow. They were beaten, jailed, went on hunger strikes, were force-fed and called crazy for wanting to vote. The women experienced harsh conditions in prison with poor sanitation, infested food, and dreadful facilities.

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