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Contractors group builds its own high school to train students (access required)

The real estate market may have slowed a bit, but contractors still need skilled workers to build houses. However, those workers are in short supply, says David Jones, president and chief executive officer of the Arizona Contractors Association. The shortage is expected to get worse, he adds. “By the year 2014, we’ll be 40,000 skilled laborers short, according ...

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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.