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DENVER (AP) — Colorado will spend more than $8 million researching marijuana's medical potential — a new frontier because government-funded marijuana research traditionally focuses on the drug's negative health effects.
Cannabis helps prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and many types of cancer. Cannabis is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory substances on the planet. Chronic inflammation is the root cause of many, if not most, of the diseases of the human body.
In the commentary by Barry Goldwater Jr., “Yet another ‘dark money’ group attacks Arizona solar,” printed in the Dec. 7 East Valley Tribune, he makes a false claim that “rooftop solar represents the only real competition utilities have ever faced.”
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is expanding a citrus quarantine because of increased detections of a tiny insect already threatening Florida's citrus industry.
PHOENIX -- A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld awarding $300,000 in punitive damages to a former Asarco employees who successfully sued for company for sexual harassment
Calling the award justified, a federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld giving $300,000 in punitive damages to a former Asarco employees who successfully sued for company for sexual harassment.
PHOENIX - Arizona is expanding a citrus quarantine because of increased detections of a tiny insect already threatening Florida's citrus industry.
Every time I load updates on my computer, I seem to get a lot more than I want. It’s so slow now I’ll have to ask one of my tech-savvy friends to declutter it. The reason for my angst is the mysteriously enhanced prevalence of the aptly named spinning wheel of death. You know the little symbol that appears to let you know that your web page selection is supposed to be loading. That tiny whirling dervish that just keeps on going round and round, while you stare at the screen wondering what’s taking so long, take a brief timeout to water your plants, visit the washroom, get a cup of coffee, and still end up twiddling your thumbs. Strangely enough, I can watch dreamy-eyed at clothes whirling and flopping around the laundromat dryer. But the moment that mini-me dryer equivalent appears whirling on my computer screen, I get restless and agitated. At least we know something purposeful is happening at the laundromat, whereas the computer offers no guarantees.
With the change of weather and kids recently celebrating Halloween, many kids are looking forward to the fall break, Thanksgiving and Christmas and many adults are making plans for a New Year’s celebration.
Arizona Corporation Commission has initiated a process to eliminate utility energy-efficiency programs that are projected to save businesses and homeowners $9 billion in electricity costs through 2020. Such a move will increase energy costs for customers because saving energy through energy-efficient means is less than half the cost of building new power plants.
A few years ago I returned to speak at the church that was my first pastorate. The church was celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary, and it had been more than a decade since I had stood in their pulpit. They welcomed me back with incredible grace and affection, and I was truly glad for the reunion.
If you turn on the tap, you may notice that you're water is a little cloudy, but it's nothing to worry about.
The feud between Apple Inc. and the operator of a failed sapphire glass factory in Mesa is growing more intense.
Solar energy as a whole here in Arizona is growing rapidly. In 2013, Arizona installed 701 MW of solar electric capacity, ranking it second nationally. Even though Arizona schools have the third-highest photovoltaic capacity for solar energy in the country, the sky’s the limit on our full potential. In fact, Arizona still only gets 2 percent of its energy from the sun, despite having the highest potential for solar energy in the country.
Question: Why are so many big name retail chains being hacked all of the sudden?
A coffin with a defaced picture of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying are displayed in the occupied areas outside government headquarters as a pro-democracy protester plants a flower in Hong Kong's Admiralty, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Student democracy activists who have occupied Hong Kong streets for a month suggested Tuesday that direct negotiations with senior Chinese Communist Party officials could be a way to end their standoff with the local government. [Kim Cheung/Associated Press]
It was three weeks ago when Chandler High manhandled city rival Hamilton, yet the Wolves found themselves behind Hamilton the past three weeks, despite identical records, for the top two spots in the rankings that ultimately determine playoff seeding.
The city of Mesa is accepting applications for volunteers who want to attend a green workshop on Nov. 1.
A deal between Apple Inc. and a synthetic sapphire glass maker that was gearing up to produce huge amounts of the product for Apple in an Arizona factory allows for the sale of more than 2,000 furnaces to repay Apple.
PHOENIX -- The parent company of the state's largest electric utility is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars through a third party to ensure that Republican Mark Brnovich becomes the next state attorney general.
Records obtained by Capitol Media Services show that Pinnacle West Capital Corp. has given $425,000 to the Republican Attorneys General Association. That amounts to more than one dollar of every six of the $2.5 million RAGA has amassed so far in Arizona for attack ads on Democrat Felecia Rotellini.
Pinnacle West spokesman Alan Bunnell refused to explain why the corporation is spending that kind of money on the race for who becomes the state's top law enforcement official.
Instead, he said that Pinnacle West and Arizona Public Service "support causes of either party that are pro-business.'' And Bunnell said the company acts to ensure there is "safe, reliable and affordable energy.''
But it also comes as APS and other utilities are fighting the Obama administration and the Environmental Protection Agency for what they see as unnecessary and onerous pollution regulations for coal-fired power plants that will require larger reductions in carbon dioxide emissions from Arizona facilities than other states. And Brnovich has said that, if elected, he will join with other states "in challenging the legality of these federal regulations if they are not promptly withdrawn or significantly revised to reflect the concerns of stakeholders.''
Brnovich is not about to reject or disavow the spending by the utility on his behalf.
Spokesman Matthew Benson said the Republican has built "a strong coalition of support'' and that "he's happy to have everyone on board.''
Benson sidestepped a question of whether Brnovich thinks it is appropriate to have a regulated utility try to influence who is elected the next chief law enforcement officer of the state.
"You'd have to ask Pinnacle West about the donation decisions they have,'' he said. But Benson, in language echoing what came from Bunnell, said it's likely the company sees it as in its interest.
"If Pinnacle West has chosen to weigh in on his behalf in this race, it may be because the utility views him as the more credible candidate when it comes to pushing back against the Obama administration and fighting overregulation that threatens Arizona's ability to produce the clean, cost-effective energy Arizona families and businesses need,'' Benson said.
But Rotellini said neither the explanation from Bunnell nor Benson makes sense.
She pointed out she actually had gone on record in August as opposing the new EPA rules, even testifying before a legislative committee, before Brnovich sent his own letter threatening to sue the federal agency. Rotellini said she has no answers about why APS and its parent have opted to back her foe. But that did not stop her from blasting the company for its decision.
"It's beyond disconcerting to see a regulated corporation, the state's largest utility, contributing hundreds of thousands of dollars to a dark money group to fund attack ads full of lies,'' she charged.
Strictly speaking, though, RAGA is not a "dark money'' group. Unlike others involved in trying to influence this year's election, it does provide a list of donors.
But it's not that simple. RAGA does take cash from other groups that do not make such disclosures.
That includes the American Future Fund which gave it $650,000 earlier this year, meaning that the ultimate source of much of RAGA's funding remains secret.
Other reports, however, show that American Future Foundation, in turn, received much of its funding, at least in the 2012 election cycle, from Center to Protect Patient Rights, a group founded by Sean Noble which has now morphed into American Encore. And Noble, who works for Brnovich, has previously been a consultant for APS.
Benson did not dispute whether Rotellini was first in blasting the EPA. But he said the timing apparently is irrelevant to APS.
"The question is which of these two candidates has credibility that they will actually fight back against the Obama administration,'' he said. "Talk is cheap.''
While the large contribution to help Brnovich could be found, albeit not from disclosure required by Arizona law, this may not be the first foray by APS into electing candidates it believes will be better for its business interests.
During the Republican primary, Vernon Parker and Lucy Mason charged that APS was behind the hundreds of thousands of dollars poured into commercials against them by Save Our Future Now. The same organization, which refuses to disclose its donors, also spent more than $425,000 on behalf of favored candidates Doug Little and Tom Forese who have advanced to the primary.
And Save Our Future Now already has reported spending $1.3 million in commercials attacking Democrat Sandra Kennedy.
Bunnell on Tuesday again refused to confirm or deny the involvement of either APS or its parent in the Corporation Commission race. Instead, he repeated his statement about the interest in supporting candidates that the company believes will support its energy policies.
The parent company of the state's largest electric utility is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars through a third party to ensure that Republican Mark Brnovich becomes the next state attorney general.
PHOENIX (AP) — Apple Inc. has reached a deal with a synthetic sapphire glass maker that will allow details of contracts between the companies and the business problems that led GT Advanced Technologies to a financial crisis to remain secret.
A Tuesday filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New Hampshire shows a settlement that will allow sealed documents filed by GT's chief operating officer and Apple last week to be withdrawn and all copies destroyed.
Apple hasn't commented beyond saying it was surprised by the bankruptcy filings and was working to retain jobs at the plant.
GT is shutting down a new sapphire plant in Mesa, Arizona, and laying off 724 workers.
Apple advanced GT $429 million to outfit the plant under a contract announced last November.
Apple Inc. has reached a deal with a synthetic sapphire glass maker that will allow details of contracts between the companies and the business problems that led GT Advanced Technologies to a financial crisis to remain secret.
A manufacturer of sapphire glass that Apple Inc. uses in iPhones plans to eliminate 727 jobs at an Arizona plant.
The future appears to be very dark for the GT Advanced Technologies plant in Mesa after the company, which supplies Apple with sapphire glass, asked to “wind down” production of the scratch-resistant material in a bankruptcy court filing.