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Lawmakers unveil plan to fix a $650 million gap in FY09 (access required)

Republican leaders and Gov. Jan Brewer have apparently reached an agreement to fix a $650-million hole in the fiscal 2009 budget.Under the plan, lawmakers will allow school districts to use $300 million of their so-called excess balances to cover ongoing expenses, apply $250 million in federal stimulus money and delay $100 million in university funding until fiscal 2010.Earlier ...

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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.