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GOP to Vote on RNC Leader

Michael Steele is seeking another term as RNC chairman but is facing four challengers. Candidates vying for the position include a former state RNC chairmen, a former national committee co-chair and a longtime Washington operative who is respected by D.C. Republican insiders and is drawing a lot of their support.

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Let’s step back, as Giffords asked

In an interview last March, Giffords anticipated almost everything being said now and explained why what happened on Saturday is a violation of our national self-image as "a beacon." Our pride, she said, is that "we effect change at the ballot box" and not through "outbursts of violence." (E.J Dionne Jr./The Washington Post)

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Surviving the frozen Colorado, 1931 (access required)

Eighty years ago this month, two intrepid would-be entrepreneurs spent a harrowing 12 days traveling upstream on the ice-choked Colorado River from Lee’s Ferry to Rainbow Bridge, battling frigid waters and the elements in a wooden boat they had found while testing their own steel boat.

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Arizona’s Snow Bowl (access required)

Skiing was introduced to Flagstaff in 1915, probably by a pair of Norwegian immigrants, brothers Ole and Pete Solberg. The Solbergs made skis and started downhill runs on Observatory Hill where the Lowell Observatory was located, very nearly in the center of town.

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NewsPeople 12/3/2010

Legislature • Bob Burns, retiring Senate president, was honored with the Arizona Tax Research Association’s Watchdog Award on Nov. 19. The award recognizes his efforts during three decades to fight for taxpayers and target wasteful spending. ATRA complimented Burns for ...

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