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Swift action needed on property tax crisis (access required)

Arizona is in the midst of a giant property-tax crisis, and it needs to act immediately if it is to avoid a California-style Prop. 13 revolt.The Arizona Legislature and Governor Janet Napolitano started sensing the problem two years ago when they teamed up to temporarily suspend the state equalization assistance rate until 2009. The Legislature ...

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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.