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[SUNDAY FEAURE] L.A. to Vegas and back by electric car: 8 hours driving; 5 more plugged in

Posted by   /  June 22, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Featured News, Transportation  /  No Comments

A charging station in the parking lot for the World’s Tallest Thermometer in Baker, Calif. All told, the United States has about 24,000 public charging stations. /CreditPhilip Cheung for The New York Times By Ivan Penn | The New York Times You’ve heard it many times, from automakers, the energy industry and government officials: Electric […]

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In property rights case, justices sharply debate power of precedent

Posted by   /  June 22, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Writing for the majority, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said overruling a 1985 decision was justified because it “was exceptionally ill founded.”/Credit/Doug Mills/The New York Times By Adam Liptak | The New York Times Overturning a 1985 precedent, the Supreme Court on Friday ruled that plaintiffs may sue in federal court to seek compensation […]

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Flake headed to Harvard

Posted by   /  June 22, 2019  /  Education  /  No Comments

By KTAR.com Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona is going to the Ivy League, joining the Harvard resident fellows program in the fall. The Hill Flake, a Republican who spent 12 years in the House of Representatives, said in a tweet posted Thursday morning he looked forward to being at the famous Massachusetts campus. […]

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Some Arizona electric companies are shutting off the power despite emergency rule

Posted by   /  June 22, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

A policy change allows customers to keep their air conditioners and other appliances running during the hot months By Ryan Randazzo and Riley Murdock | Arizona Republic  The temperature was forecast to hit 103 degrees in the city of Maricopa on Friday, but in the morning Terah Hamilton’s electric company told her they would shut […]

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Arizona ranks high in residential solar in national report

Posted by   /  June 22, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Hayley Ringle | Phoenix Business Journal As the U.S. solar market saw its best first quarter in history, Arizona remained near the top for residential solar capacity. Arizona had 52.83 total megawatts of solar capacity installed during the first quarter, and ranked third best in the country for residential solar with 41.9 megawatts, according […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] California vaccine-exemption crackdown amended to pull back on state control

Posted by   /  June 21, 2019  /  Health Care, Regional News  /  No Comments

As a surging number of California parents forgo required vaccines for their children because of health concerns, the lawmaker behind the state’s mandatory vaccination law wants to remove the power to grant those exemptions from individual doctors.Photo: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images By Dustin Gardiner | San Francisco Chronicle  The author of California legislation […]

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Libertarian pushes court to rule on challenge to U.S. senator appointment

Posted by   /  June 21, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Martha McSally, Doug Ducey hold press conference after U.S. Senate announcement. /3TV/CBS5 By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Saying time is running out, the former chairman of the Arizona Libertarian Party wants the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to order an election – and soon – to decide who fills […]

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The tension thing: Lawmakers weigh in on disputes, divisiveness of session

Posted by   /  June 21, 2019  /  Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

House Speaker Rusty Bowers speaks to rancor and grandstanding in th 2019 session,/Arizona Chamber of Commerce By Katie Campbell | Arizona Capitol Times The state House of Representatives is notoriously cantankerous, but this legislative session was more confrontational than anyone remembers. Some felt it more than others, but the consensus is the 2019 legislative session […]

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Honesty is majority policy in lost wallet experiment

Posted by   /  June 21, 2019  /  Economy  /  No Comments

Research assistants handed in ‘lost’ wallets to banks, theatres, museums and police stations and measured outcomes. Photograph: AlesVeluscek/Getty/iStockphoto Public more likely to return wallet containing larger sum of money, global study finds By Hannah Devlin Science | The Guardian Here’s a moral dilemma: if you find a wallet stuffed with bank notes, do you pocket […]

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UA study: Groundwater pumping has reduced stream flows

Posted by   /  June 20, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

Mississippi River Basin By Mari N. Jenen | UA Groundwater pumping in the last century has contributed as much as 50 percent to stream flow declines in some U.S. rivers, according to new research led by a University of Arizona hydrologist. The new study has important implications for managing U.S. water resources. Laws regulating the […]

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