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SRP move to trim rate increase not enough

After hearing strong opposition from AARP and others, Salt River Project has trimmed a proposed summer rate increase from 10 percent to around 7 percent. While we appreciate the step in the right direction, the rate increase is still significant, ...

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Online classes expand horizons of rural students

John F. Kennedy once said, “Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.” The progress made since President Kennedy’s remarks more than 40 years ago is astounding, especially regarding the way technology has irrevocably ...

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McCain will advance conservative agenda

Although Sen. John McCain has locked up the Republican nomination for President, some conservative leaders continue to snipe at him. While I agree with elements of most conservative critiques of McCain, I could not possibly disagree more with their conclusions ...

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Clean Elections for judges a good idea

There is a bill in the Legislature that could significantly change the way many of Arizona’s judges are chosen. It proposes the audacious idea that the people should choose judges instead of a select committee of politically appointed lawyers and ...

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New sanctions bill stops short of addressing concerns

The Arizona Legislature is currently debating employer sanctions legislation. House Bill 2745, sponsored by Rep. Russell Pearce of Mesa, comes on the heels of a law approved last year that provides sanctions against employers who hire undocumented workers. The business ...

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High-tech visas going, going, gone

April 1 marked the opening day to apply for high-skilled work visas for use in specialized fields (H-1B visas). Last year the 65,000 H-1B visas were gone in a day with 150,000 total applicants. Last week they were again snatched ...

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