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How climate change has affected wildfire preparedness; Roe v. Wade decision to change voter interest; Juan Gabriel honored by Ballet Arizona

AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
 2022-05-04

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A look at some of today's top stories, the weather forecast and a peek back in history.

Wildfires continue to ravage Arizona land two weeks before Wildfire Community Preparedness Day . Groups are saying that climate change is upending wildfire season .

News of a draft opinion that would strike down federal abortion rights seems unlikely to change views, but could change voter interest in November .

Can you imagine experiencing the many love ballads composed by Juan Gabriel , México's iconic singer-songwriter , through ballet? Now it's possible .

Today, you can expect it to be sunny, with a high near 93 degrees. Clear skies at night, with a low near 65 degrees. Get the full forecast here .

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Today in history

  • On this date in 1887, a heavy earthquake hit most of the state at 2:12 p.m. In Tucson the few two-story buildings swayed threateningly, clocks were stopped and entire mountain sides in the Catalinas gave way with great clouds of dust visible for days afterward. Volcanoes were reported in the Dragoon Mountains and other mountain ranges.
  • In 1897, the Tucson chief of police asked the city council for a horse and saddle or a buggy for patrolling the town, but his request was refused because it would cost $12 a month to feed the horse.
  • In 1898, the Arizona Column of the Rough Riders left Prescott for Cuba amidst the greatest demonstration in that city’s history.
  • In 1919, Tucson boys from the 158th Infantry came home from France.
  • In 1929, the largest single land deal in the history of Yuma County to that date was consummated with the sale of 30,000 acres of land in the San Christobal Valley to a California syndicate for the purpose of growing dates, citrus fruits and pecans.

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