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Clean Elections for judges a good idea (access required)

There is a bill in the Legislature that could significantly change the way many of Arizona’s judges are chosen. It proposes the audacious idea that the people should choose judges instead of a select committee of politically appointed lawyers and special interests.Currently, Superior Court judges in the smaller counties and all justices of the peace ...

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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.