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‘Green’ energy debate over nuclear vs. solar heats up (access required)

Nearly a decade ago, Arizona lawmakers intent on weaning the state off fossil fuels approved a measure designed to reduce the cost to businesses to develop renewable energy in the state. The decision was the first in what would become a long line of mandates that now comprise the state’s “green” energy policy.

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Interim director takes on long-term challenges (access required)

Will Humble still hands out his “old” business cards, showing his former title as deputy director of the Arizona Department of Health Services. He explains that he hasn’t ordered new ones printed with his current job title of interim director of DHS. While higher-ups conduct a search, Humble wonders whether he’ll be named the next director of the agency.

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Last stop for felons is no field of dreams (access required)

FLORENCE — A five-acre cemetery in this small community holds the remains of shattered lives — the lives of the people buried there, the lives of those they touched and, by extension, the lives they took. Here lie murderers by the dozens, as well as rapists, robbers and other felons. There are 457 in all, with room for an additional 440, says Carson McWilliams, warden of the Arizona State Prison Complex at Florence.

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Last stop for felons is no field of dreams (access required)

Warden Carson McWilliams oversees the state prison cemetery as part of the Florence complex. FLORENCE — A five-acre cemetery in this small community holds the remains of shattered lives — the lives of the people buried there, the lives of ...

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