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As utilities spend billions on transmission, support builds for independent monitoring  

BY: - November 21, 2022

An aging electric grid, fossil fuel power plant retirements and a massive renewable electricity buildout are all contributing to a boom in transmission and distribution wire projects by electric utilities across the country.¬† In 2020, investor-owned electric utilities spent $25 billion on transmission, up from $23.7 billion in 2019, figures that the Edison Electric Institute, […]

Ballot propositions in five states, including Arkansas, would legalize marijuana, adding to a growing list of states defying federal law. This photo is from the 2021 march in Washington against the federal laws that criminalize cannabis.(Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Weed on the ballot: Voters could approve legal marijuana in 5 more states

BY: - November 3, 2022

Midterm voters in five states will determine if they should join the growing list of places where recreational marijuana use is allowed, even as any use of the drug is still illegal under federal law. Referendums to legalize recreational use of marijuana are on Nov. 8 ballots in Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, South Dakota and North […]