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Heat rises from the pavement ... just how hot is HOT!???

Courtesy photo<br> Heat rises from the pavement ... just how hot is HOT!???

Just a few thoughts, while cleaning out my mind this morning. Does it bother you that:

• The national news companies proclaim an emergency when the temperature tops 100 degrees "in 20 states" and everyone there is at risk? They even lose power because of air-conditioning demands, among other reasons. At the same time, Arizonans regularly see temperatures in the 100s; I remember one day in 1993 at 126 degrees in the shade while living in Lake Havasu City.

The key is "it's a dry heat" here, they say. I agree. I cannot imagine 100 degrees and 90-percent-or-more humidity (the latter is the key). Still, when I experienced that 126, a cold wave was 110 or less; plus, my 2-wheel-drive truck did not have AC. Gave new meaning to 2-50 air conditioning (two windows down at 50 mph).

• Networks proclaim winners in elections before the polls have closed in the West? It does me, even though their projections have been correct. It does, however, leave us Westerners feeling cheapened at the polls.

• Election signs are now allowed in the right of way? Click here to read the story. Personally, I like the idea of campaign-free zones. I drive all over the tri-city area and do not like the little signs (or the big ones) all along the route.

Your thoughts?

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