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Tucson Pride's signature event features live entertainment, more than 100 exhibitors, the ever-popular IBT's Drag Depot, a dance tent, fun for the kids, and more at the south soccer fields 11 and 12 at Kino Sports Complex. The 2014 Grand Marshall for Tucson's "Pride on Parade" and Pride event "Pride in the Desert" is Tucson's own Daniel Hernandez Jr. He was a congressional intern for the office of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona's Eighth Congressional District, and while on the job assisting Congresswoman Giffords with a constituent event in Tucson on January 8, 2011, he took actions for which he is widely credited with saving the life of the Congresswoman after a gunman shot her and 18 other people.
By the headline, one probably thinks this editorial is about it being the spooky month of Halloween, it being Oct. 1 and all. However, you would be wrong.
Three Republican candidates—House Speaker Andy Tobin, state Rep. Adam Kwasman and rancher/businessman Gary Kiehne—are vying for the chance to take on Democratic Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick in Arizona’s Congressional District 1, a sprawling district that includes most of rural Eastern Arizona and stretches from Oro Valley, Marana, SaddleBrooke to Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon and Northern Arizona Native American reservations.
For two Seattle Pacific University students, the scene was all too familiar.
As the United States’ longest running conflict – the Afghanistan War – draws to a close, the demand for medical, social, financial, educational and other services for veterans is increasing dramatically.
Congressman steps up his years-long fight to keep crucial troop-protection aircraft in the air
About nine out of 10 people with gunshot wounds to the brain will die. University of Arizona trauma surgeons, using a new aggressive resuscitation protocol for patients with gunshot head injuries, have increased survival to nearly five out of 10 victims, according to a recent study published by in The American Journal of Surgery.
Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords skydived Wednesday to mark the the third anniversary of the mass shooting at her campaign event that took the lives of six people.
Several gatherings and tributes are planned over the next month in observance of the three-year anniversary of the Tucson shooting that left six dead and 13 injured, including former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, on Jan. 8, 2011.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved providing space in the Historic Pima County Courthouse downtown and in adjacent El Presidio Park for a permanent memorial that will recognize the tragedy of three years ago, honor those affected, and celebrate the spirit of hope and unity that followed.
Like many businesses throughout the years, The Explorer has gone through many changes - new names, new owners and staff. As The Explorer made changes throughout the years, the community newspaper’s front page was there to display a new name, new design or bring readers coverage of major events such as local reaction to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 to the local shooting on Jan. 8, 2011 that critically wounded former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
“We are the 90 percent.”
“We are the 90 percent.”
Gov. Jan Brewer today signed into law SB 1139, legislation that officially establishes an annual “National Day of the Cowboy” in Arizona.
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband and former astronaut Mark Kelly, have been chosen as the Grand Marshals for the 88th Tucson Rodeo Parade. They are honored for their community service to southern Arizona and the nation.
On Jan. 8, Tucsonans will reflect on the mass shooting that occurred two years ago at a local Safeway shopping center where a gunman opened fired into a crowd that had gathered for a congressional event hosted by then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
Before newly-elected Arizona Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick makes her way to Washington D.C. for her Jan. 3 swear-in, she is making her rounds through Congressional District 1 to speak with community leaders and residents, and collect input that she will take with her to Capitol Hill.
U.S. Rep Gabrielle Giffords tours the Gabrielle Giffords Family Assistance Center and the rest of the Community Food Bank with food bank CEO Bill Carnegie as her last act as a congresswoman in Tucson before her resignation in Janurary. Her aide, Ron Barber, won her seat in a special election, and then went on to win a full term, defeating Republican Martha McSally in November.
Throughout our lives, things happen that make you ask, “What is this world coming to?” Friday was one of those days. It was one of those days where we hear there are 20 young children dead and six school professionals dead because a 20-year-old shot them inside their classrooms.
During the sentencing of Tucson gunman Jared Loughner at the U.S. District Court of Arizona on Nov. 8, Mark Kelly held nothing back when it came to his feelings about the nation’s gun laws.
Jared Lee Loughner, who killed six individuals and injured another 13 at a Tucson Congressional event on Jan. 8, 2011, was sentenced to seven life sentences and 140 years in prison in federal court Thursday morning.
Jared Loughner, who pleaded guilty to the shooting rampage at Safeway on Ina Road in January 2011, showed little emotion Thursday morning as victims of the attack spoke sometimes directly to him.
Jared Loughner is in a federal courtroom in Tucson today for the official sentencing hearing that will put him away for life without parole.