AZ Briefing: MLK family, activists gather against filibuster; Trump attacks Biden, Ducey at rally; cracks in supply chain hurt rural Arizona

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

Former President Donald Trump resumed his attacks on President Joe Biden and Gov. Doug Ducey in his combative Arizona appearance in Florence.

'A meaningless Senate rule': Martin Luther King Jr.'s family and activists gathered against the filibuster in Phoenix.

Cracks in the supply chain are starting to reappear and rural Arizona is especially at risk.

Today, you can expect it to be mostly sunny, with a high near 72 degrees. It is expected to be partly cloudy at night, with a low near 45 degrees. Get the full forecast here.

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Today in history

  • On this date in 1900, the Gila Valley Bank, predecessor of the Valley National Bank, opened its doors in Solomonville.

  • In 1922, Isaac Polhamus, veteran steamboat captain on the Colorado River, rancher and Yuma resident for 66 years, died.

  • In 1989, three days of rioting began in Miami when a police officer fatally shot Clement Lloyd, a Black motorcyclist, causing a crash that also claimed the life of Lloyd’s passenger, Allan Blanchard. (The officer, William Lozano, was convicted of manslaughter, but then was acquitted in a retrial.)

  • In 1991, the White House announced the start of Operation Desert Storm to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait. (Allied forces prevailed on Feb. 28, 1991.)

  • In 2003, the space shuttle Columbia blasted off for what turned out to be its last flight; on board was Israel’s first astronaut, Ilan Ramon. (The mission ended in tragedy on Feb. 1, when the shuttle broke up during its return descent, killing all seven crew members.)

This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: AZ Briefing: MLK family, activists gather against filibuster

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