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The Cortes factor: Politicos debate alleged ‘sham’ candidate’s impact (access required)

Olivia Cortes’ controversy-ridden candidacy abruptly ended earlier this month.

But it’s too late to strike her name off the Nov. 8 recall election ballot, and some say she could still peel votes away from fellow Republican Jerry Lewis, thereby helping Senate President Russell Pearce secure a victory.

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Water agency director insists lawmakers can give him forbearance authority (access required)

The head of the state’s water agency insists that, contrary to the conclusions of a legislative attorney, lawmakers can authorize his department to “forbear” the use of water from the Colorado River.