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Wanted — water infrastructure funding

It is going to be a tough year for many of our water users and the communities they support. We’ll continue our efforts to ensure their voices are heard and that farmers, ranchers and water purveyors keep playing a vital role in supporting the basic needs of their communities.

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Step up Sinema – abolish the filibuster

But with the filibuster, S1 has no chance of passing. It’s simple: every day Sinema drags her feet on eliminating the filibuster — and every day that fellow Democrats and Biden don’t pressure her to change course — is a day our elected representatives are choosing decorum over democracy.

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What does Fourth of July mean to women?

In 1917, women asked, "Mr. President, How Long Must Women Wait for Liberty?" 104 years and counting. As Douglass said, so long as inequality persists, “America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future.”

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A need for creative forest management

Arizona’s forests are in degraded health. They are overly dense and prone to disturbances like catastrophic fire, drought, and insect outbreaks. Restoration activities can reduce the risk of severe fire and post-fire flooding, however, small-diameter trees and biomass thinned from the forests to improve forest health have little to no market value, and there is limited forest products industry capacity in the region.

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We must extend dignity to pregnant women in prison now

The birth of a child is a special moment to be celebrated – this should be true even for women behind bars. Yet current Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry policies humiliate and endanger incarcerated mothers and their unborn children. If we are genuinely seeking rehabilitation for these women, we must ensure they receive quality care for themselves and the innocent children they are carrying.

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