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Survey: Public backs hiking minimum wage, tobacco tax for kids’ health programs (access required)

Proposed initiatives that would raise Arizona’s minimum wage, change the way pregnant pigs are held on hog farms, tax tobacco to fund early-childhood health programs and ban smoking in enclosed public spaces and workplaces, all received “widespread support” in a recent survey conducted by the Social Research Laboratory at Northern Arizona University.Proposed initiatives that would ...

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This is Main Street in Bisbee on January 21, 1916, the day after the biggest snowfall in city history. The storm began on January 19 with heavy winds that tore off roofs in the Warren District. The wind abated, the sky cleared briefly—then it began to rain. The streets soon ran like rivers. The sky cleared again in the afternoon, but by 5 p.m. snow began to fall, increasing throughout the night until by morning all of southern Arizona from Benson to the Mexican border was blanketed.