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One of the darkest days in Tucson history helped inspire Dr. Randall Friese to run as a Democratic candidate for the State House in District 9. Friese was one of the trauma surgeons who operated on victims of the Jan. 8 shootings.
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.
More than three years after her 9-year-old daughter was shot and killed, Roxanna Green’s heart breaks all over again when she sees another shooting on the news.
Struggling to make her sentences connect and managing only a few sentences, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords still brought a crowd to its feet as she called for them to help put an end to gun violence against women.
For two Seattle Pacific University students, the scene was all too familiar.
Reporter Chris Flora had a telling story about the murder in the road rage incident. But perhaps more telling was the comment of one juror to the victim’s family, that the decision to find a not guilty verdict, seems to have nothing to do with one person killing another, but because of the “Stand Your Ground Law”. Perhaps this shooting, and verdict would have caused more adverse publicity for Arizona and our state elected officials, but for the fact that this seems to be a white on white murder, unlike the Trayvon Martin case in Florida.
WASHINGTON – Pam Simon said she remembers only part of what happened that January day in the parking lot of a Tucson supermarket.
PHOENIX – A lawmaker wants to expand a state program that trains adults to identify and assist individuals showing warning signs of a mental crisis to include a focus on adolescents.
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.
Gabby Giffords will achieve an important milestone on her road to recovery this week, sky-diving to mark three years since the Tucson, Ariz. shooting that injured her.
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.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, a national leader in the effort to increase mental health service and treatment, today applauded an announcement of expanded funding for people living with mental illness.
It was a capacity crowd on March 21 as the Los Angeles Dodgers took on the Chicago Cubs in the final of two spring training games to come to Tucson’s Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium this year.
Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, along with husband Mark Kelly, continue to make the rounds, urging Congress to pass a bill that would require universal background checks before purchasing a gun.
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.
Not that the gun debate really needed any more fuel, but President Barack Obama rolled out his plans for gun reform in a press conference Tuesday morning.
In observing the two-year anniversary that left six dead and 13 others injured in the Safeway parking lot on Ina Road, former U.S. Rep Gabrielle Giffords is no longer sitting on the sidelines.
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.
Move your body into the New Year with family, friends and neighbors at BEYOND, a community-wide outdoor festival. Join us for a full day of fun and fitness at some of the most spectacular outdoor settings in our region.
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.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is calling on Arizona residents to participate in a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. to honor the fallen victims of the Newtown, Conn. shooting, which took the lives of 26 children and staff members of Sandy Hook Elementary School.