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House budget fails (access required)

The House budget appears to have foundered, as the general appropriations bill failed on a floor vote May 15. The 27-31 vote came after the bill, H2781, was amended by Democrats during floor debate. While House Majority Leader Tom Boone, R-4, blamed the amendment for the bill’s failure, Speaker Jim Weiers said he didn’t know why ...

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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.