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SRP IS RUSHING A NEARLY $1 BILLION DECISION

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SRP IS RUSHING A NEARLY $1 BILLION DECISION

Salt River Project (SRP) is rushing a decision to spend nearly $1 billion in customer money for 16 new gas units. However, SRP has not disclosed how much this will cost the average ratepayer nor have they adequately requested or evaluated options to meet electricity demands or reviewed options to spend less money. 

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Why we’re seeing new grocery shortages, and what you can do

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Why we’re seeing new grocery shortages, and what you can do

Cities around the country are reporting empty grocery store shelves. But this isn’t like last time when basics like toilet paper and bread were nearly impossible to find. As we near the two-year mark of the pandemic, the impact on the food supply chain has only gotten more complex. We explain what’s going on, and offer some tips that can help you find what you need.

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Arizona’s ‘Gas’ Problem

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Arizona’s ‘Gas’ Problem

Gas utilities and their industry partners have spent millions of dollars trying to convince Arizonans that the fossil fuel is “clean,” and that appliances, such as gas stoves, are superior to electric ones. Expensive ad campaigns like “cooking with gas” go back decades. In Arizona, Southwest Gas has contributed thousands in campaign cash and lobbied politicians to outlaw local communities from converting their buildings to electric. Gas companies won’t tell you what the public at large is just beginning to learn: Gas poses significant public health and safety risks and negatively impacts consumers.

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El Problema del ‘Gas’ en Arizona

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El Problema del ‘Gas’ en Arizona

Las empresas de servicios públicos de gas y sus socios de la industria han gastado millones de dólares para tartar de convencer a los arizonenses de que el combustible fósil es"limpio" y que los electrodomésticos, como las estufas de gas, son mejores que los eléctricos. Las compañías de gas no le dirán lo que ya el público en general se está dando cuenta: El gas representa un riesgo significativo para la salud pública y la seguridad e impacta de manera negative a los consumidores.

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Updated: Common Questions on the COVID-19 Vaccine

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Updated: Common Questions on the COVID-19 Vaccine

As of November 2021, nearly 67 percent of people are vaccinated in Pima County, and while that’s good compared to many parts of Arizona, health experts say we need to vaccinate between 75-80 percent of the population to neutralize this virus. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect you and your campus community.

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Common Questions on the COVID-19 Vaccine

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Common Questions on the COVID-19 Vaccine

As of August 2021, nearly 63 percent of residents ages 12 and up are vaccinated in Pima County, and while that’s good compared to many parts of Arizona, health experts say we need to vaccinate between 75-80 percent of the population to neutralize this virus. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect you and your campus community. 

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Credit freezes FAQ: You can prevent a fraud nightmare in 20 minutes

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Credit freezes FAQ: You can prevent a fraud nightmare in 20 minutes

Freezing your files protects you not just from someone fraudulently opening a credit card or applying for a loan in your name. It also can prevent someone from accessing your tax records with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or opening a Social Security account using your information or potentially launching a slew of other problems. 

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