Energy economics say wind, solar best path for Navajo Nation
Part of the debate about how to approach pollution cleanup at the big Navajo Generating Station coal-fired power plant near the Grand Canyon has always revolved around jobs and revenues for the Navajo Nation. Federal regulators heard more on this in recent public hearings.
Being average not an option for U.S. students facing competitive global economy
Results from the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment, or PISA, were released earlier this week. The survey is conducted every three years to assess the extent to which 15-year-olds in countries around the world can apply the knowledge they have gained and the skills they have acquired to real-world problems. The results should be concerning for all of us.
Common sense and the Constitution should guide our voting policy
It makes absolutely no sense that someone would be qualified to vote for president but not for governor.
Special session needed now to deal with ignored child abuse cases
The Legislature has the authority, and indeed the responsibility, to protect our children. We cannot wait for another investigation to be completed before we act. We must do it now.
St. Vincent de Paul dining rooms provide more than just food
Feed. Clothe. House. Heal. That’s what we do at St. Vincent de Paul every day.
Campaign contribution limits do not violate free speech
The voters of Arizona enacted the Citizens Clean Elections Act in 1998 as an effort to ensure against corruption, provide voters with more information about elections, and ensure non-partisan, independent enforcement of election laws.
Cloak of compassion
She couldn’t care for herself. There was no family. There were loving friends but they didn’t have the skill. The need was apparent. Fear was pervasive.
A woman scorned and a website down: the intrusion of international agreements onto daily life
Bond vs. United States is already famous for its bizarre fact pattern in which a Chemical Weapons Treaty was invoked by the federal government to prosecute an estranged wife’s use of common household chemicals to exact revenge on a cheating husband and his girlfriend.
Learning life’s lessons in a disaster-prone paradise
“We’re OK,” read the message from my brother, Richard, at 4 p.m. on Nov.7. The Philippines is 15 hours ahead, so it was already Friday there, and Typhoon Haiyan had begun its destructive hopscotching across the islands.
EPA-forced rule at Navajo Generating Station would hurt Arizona economy
Arizona’s story of growth and prosperity came through access to a supply of low-cost energy and water that is now at risk. Before World War II, Arizona was a desert outpost — a stopover on the way to California. As the post-war economy blossomed, Arizona remained the rugged West.
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