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This Tuesday, April 16, 2019 photo shows a view of the Arizona Public Service utility company in Phoenix. Over the last five years, Arizona’s largest utility has broken away from its decades-long practice of not meddling in elections involving their regulators. Arizona Public Service recently acknowledged giving $10 million to groups that backed the utility’s favored candidates in 2014 elections for the commission regulating it. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
PHOENIX — The state's largest electric utility is telling its regulators that two more customers died after their power was disconnected for not paying their bills.
Arizona Public Service told the state Corporation Commission Wednesday that it settled lawsuits stemming from deaths last July and in 2011.
The letter from APS executive Barbara Lockwood didn't identify the customers who died or reveal what the utility paid. She also noted two other claims by people who said their health was affected by disconnections.
Lockwood said in all four cases there were other factors affecting the customers' health.
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