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Leaders look toward strong energy policy even during current crisis

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In Arizona, our leaders and utilities have proven that they are prepared to step up to take care of consumers during this unprecedented crisis, while still looking ahead to the future by working toward a strong energy policy for the state that will modernize Arizona’s energy sector, drive economic development, and help repair some of the economic damage wrought by this novel virus. That is something for which all Arizonans can be proud.

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Our lives depend on your vote

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It is critical for us to understand that protecting our Earth means to protect the American people. So please, it is time that we act together and VOTE for our environment this November. Vote like our lives depend on it; because it does.

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Weaponize Our Surfaces Against the Next Virus (access required)

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In the COVID-19 era, the most mundane of activities—like going to the grocery store or gas station—can feel perilous. Every surface we touch could host a virus we can’t see but we know can be deadly. But what if that wasn’t the case? What if we could make everyday surfaces into virus killers? We can and we should.

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ESA families were right all along

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After heaping contempt and suspicion on the families participating in Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program for years, partisan activists should acknowledge that their diagnoses of the program’s ailments have been wrong, and their solutions poorly prescribed.

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Tuition setters treat State Constitution with respect, full attention

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Two out-of-state policy advocates from the Martin Center in North Carolina recently wrote in support of the Arizona Attorney General’s bid to expand his authority. These North Carolinians urged that we allow the Attorney General to exercise power beyond Arizona Constitutional authority and gubernatorial and Legislative direction. The limits of Attorney General authority has been settled law in Arizona for decades.

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Why Arizona doesn’t force taxpayers to fund abortion

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Two and a half weeks after Governor Doug Ducey funded the 211 hotline program in the midst of the coronavirus, a naturopathic medical student called for funding the 211 hotline program in the pages of this paper. Apparently, the hotline - which refers callers to a variety of services, including food banks, shelters and other generally available assistance - only counts if it includes referrals to abortion clinics.

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Our hope is in innovative drugs now more than ever

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic reminds us all of the essentiality of prescription medications in public health protection. We Americans are counting on our clinical pharmaceutical scientists and medicinal chemists to discover a safe and effective remedy for the pernicious respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus.

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