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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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A letter from Scott Hempling to Commissioner Doug Little


To Doug Little, Chairman, Arizona Corporation Commission At the Commission meeting of August 11, 2016, you stated there was some connection among myself, the Energy Foundation, SolarCity, former ACC Commissioner Kris Mayes and the re-election campaign of Commissioner Burns; and that such connection would affect my objectivity. It is said that “a lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on.” Please accept this letter as truth’s effort to get its boots on.

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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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Americans must demand reasonable immigration reform


We have a choice to make. We can go down the road of throwing support to those who want to send 11 million people home, or we could embrace the situation we helped create and find innovative, constructive solutions that will address the serious problems of illegal immigration and today’s skills gap in our work force. Reasonable reform will benefit us all. It is time to show the political will to turn in that direction.

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Congress must repeal unfair Health Insurance Tax


Across Arizona, more than 900,000 workers rely on small and mid-sized businesses for their paychecks. My company is one of these employers, and we’re striving to ensure our 110 employees will continue to have jobs and enjoy wages and benefits adequate to support a family. Unfortunately, achieving this objective is getting harder every day. One of the biggest challenges is the Health Insurance Tax, or HIT, a new tax on health insurance imposed by Congress as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Why the DNC hack should alarm you

Email concept with laptop on the gray backround

The Democratic National Committee gets hacked, it’s probably a Russian operative, and everyone is shocked, right? The drama is unfolding before our eyes, with lots of speculation, and many people may think, “How could such a high profile organization at such a critical time let that happen?” Exactly…and are you next?

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