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3 decades later – high court rejects appeal in double homicide case (access required)

The Arizona Supreme Court on May 30 rejected the appeal of a man sentenced to die for two murders committed more than 30 years ago. Joe Clarence Smith killed two young women in 1975 and 1976 by suffocating them with dirt after sexually assaulting them. He was convicted of the murder of 14-year-old Neva Lee, and ...

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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.