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Arizona’s centennial celebration shouldn’t come at taxpayer expense (access required)

Arizona’s 100th birthday is still six years away but some Arizonans already have a case of centennial fever. This past session, the Legislature appropriated $2.5 million to kick off plans for the celebration. Some community activists have called for a complete renovation of the Capitol just in time for the festivities. Recently in The Arizona Republic, ...

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The Blizzard of 1916 (access required)

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.