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Schools chief race – Challengers make AIMS the issue (access required)

For the state’s schools chief, the reason voters need to return him to office is as simple as — and entwined with — the reason Arizona needs a high-stakes graduation test. “It’s an issue of excellence versus mediocrity,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne says. “Excellence means holding everybody accountable and pressing for more academic rigor ...

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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,” ...