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Senate president shifts strategy; budget bills on tap (access required)

Privatizing prisons and transferring a portion of vehicle taxes to the general fund are two of the options a Senate panel will consider today as part of several measures intended to close a $3-billion budget gap. The budget hearing is a major shift in strategy for the Senate, whose leaders have said ...

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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.