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How to beat the squeeze of mandated spending (access required)

During the last four years, some otherwise conservative Arizona legislators have voted for huge spending increases. Arizona’s general fund budgets have increased by an average of 11 percent per year since 2003. That’s more than double the average increase in Arizona’s population plus inflation, and significantly higher than increases in personal income. If you ask would-be ...

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This is Tombstone’s Oriental Saloon, photographed in the 1930s after its conversion for use as a drug store.

The Oriental Saloon (access required)

Owned by Jim Vizina, its bar and restaurant rented to Cochise County Supervisor M.E. (Milt) Joyce, the Oriental was considered Tombstone’s finest saloon. “Last evening,” ...