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Will the Corporation Commission be able to take a bow?

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Commissioners, who sit in the directors’ chairs, can and should extend and expand Arizona’s Energy Efficiency Standard to 35% by 2035, providing an encore to the pragmatic framework of an annual increase of energy savings as well as accountability measures such as implementation plans. Only then should they take a bow.

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America rises to every challenge, will tackle coronavirus

Travelers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport wear masks Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in SeaTac, Wash. Six of the 18 Western Washington residents with the coronavirus have died as health officials rush to test more suspected cases and communities brace for spread of the disease. All confirmed cases of the virus in Washington are in Snohomish and King counties. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Today, the United States is much better prepared to deal with the current crisis because of the Bush administration’s decisive steps taken in 2006. It is apparent that the current administration is dedicated to protecting Americans and building on the foundations laid 14 years ago. America rises to every challenge and while we cannot diminish the virility of this disease, we can know that we have successfully tackled issues like this before and will do so again in 2020.

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Bills would insert politicians into private, medical decisions

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When it comes to abortion or pregnancy loss, politicians in Washington, DC and Phoenix cannot know what every woman and her family is going through. They are going to hurt real people in complicated situations, people who are trying to make the best decisions for their families, often when faced with heartbreaking news. We need elected officials to stand with the majority of Arizonans who support a woman’s right to make personal decisions about pregnancy free from interference from politicians.

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Government bodies should drop the prayers and get to work

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The sheer controversy that surrounds public prayer and the petty theatrics it seems to attract testify to the fact that Arizona can do better. Arizona’s humanists and atheists will show up and speak up for equal representation as long as our government opens official meetings with prayer, but we could all get along a lot better if we cut out the prayer and got down to business instead.

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