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Bar Association calls for death penalty changes (access required)

A legal team assembled by the American Bar Association is calling to reform Arizona’s use of capital punishment after finding “serious problems” with it after completing a 21-month study. The report, issued by the Arizona Death Penalty Assessment Team, found four problematic areas. The authors of the report included Arizona State University law professor Sigmund Popko; ...

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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.