Arizona AG candidates display stark contrasts; How pot sales help Phoenix fund police, fire pensions; Super Bowl LVII hotels

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

From abortion to elections to illegal immigration and the border, the candidates for Arizona attorney general have vastly different positions.

Phoenix sent $75 of every $100 in taxes collected on recreational marijuana to public safety pensions in fiscal year 2021.

Phoenix-area hotels already have scarce availability and high rates for Super Bowl LVII weekend. What to know if you're thinking of going to Arizona.

Today, you can expect a slight chance of thunderstorms, with a high near 101 degrees. A chance of thunderstorms at night, with a low near 84 degrees. Get the full forecast here.

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Today in history

  • On this date in 1945, a day after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Imperial Japan conveyed its willingness to surrender provided the status of Emperor Hirohito remained unchanged. (The Allies responded the next day, saying they would determine the Emperor’s future status.)

  • In 1977, postal employee David Berkowitz was arrested in Yonkers, New York, accused of being “Son of Sam,” the gunman who killed six people and wounded seven others in the New York City area. (Berkowitz is serving six consecutive 25-years-to-life sentences.)

  • In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed a measure providing $20,000 payments to still-living Japanese-Americans who were interned by their government during World War II.

  • In 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • In 2019, Jeffrey Epstein, accused of orchestrating a sex-trafficking ring and sexually abusing dozens of underage girls, was found unresponsive in his cell at a New York City jail; he was later pronounced dead at a hospital. (The city’s medical examiner ruled the death a suicide by hanging.)

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