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'Plead to the Lead' (access required)

Prisoners who have been sentenced are led to a bus to take them back to jail, following a morning in court.Roughly four years ago, a “No Deals” policy used among prosecutors in an urban county in Tennessee caught the attention of Andrew Thomas, a tough-on-crime Republican who was campaigning to become Maricopa County attorney. The ...

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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.