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Barbara Boxer: A voice for individual rights, equality, environmental protection and more
Barbara Boxer: A voice for individual rights, equality, environmental protection and more

The first time Barbara Boxer’s name showed up in a Los Angeles Times editorial, it was May of 1984 and she was a first-term U.S. representative from the Bay Area pushing legislation that would force utilities – including the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the Metropolitan Water District – to pay market rates for power generated by the Hoover Dam. The editorial referred to her effort as the “Boxer Rebellion,” announced that the board was pleased that Boxer failed, but noted that the issue would revive in 2017 when the contract Congress approved over her opposition expired (it was recently extended until 2067). Since then, Boxer’s name has...

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