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Four years after the shooting at Gabby Giffords' Congress on Your Corner event left 6 dead and 13 injured, the former congresswoman and her husband Mark Kelly have released a video — available below — asking for continued support of their political action committee.
Sitting in his home a few hours after a Maricopa County judge declared the results of a recount that determined he wouldn’t be returning to Congress next year, Ron Barber reflected on his two-plus years representing Southern Arizona.
The race between Democratic Congressman Ron Barber and Republican challenger Martha McSally remained too close to call as of the Explorer’s Monday deadline, with McSally holding a slim 341-vote lead over Barber.
In a rematch of a razor-close 2012 congressional race, Democratic Congressman Ron Barber is in a fight for his political life against Republican challenger Martha McSally, a retired A-10 pilot who nearly beat him two years ago.
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.
Like many Tucsonans, Victoria Steele was moved by the events on January 8, 2011. Unlike most, Steele saw it as a call to action and ran for the State House of Representative, winning a seat in District 9.
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.
Republican Martha McSally thought she had won a seat in Congress two years ago. Before all the votes were counted in her race against Democratic incumbent Ron Barber, McSally jetted off to Washington, D.C., for freshman orientation.
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.
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.
Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly spek at Ted2014 last month.
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.
Pam Simon, a staffer for then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was there for the Jan. 8, 2011, attack in Tucson that killed six and wounded 13, including her and Giffords. She was in Washington this week to be honored by the White House for her work since on gun control.
WASHINGTON – Pam Simon said she remembers only part of what happened that January day in the parking lot of a Tucson supermarket.
Acccording to a TODAY news report, identical twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly are participating in a unique NASA study looking at the effects of long-term space missions on the human body. The goal: insights into what could happen to humans on a mission to Mars.
Congressman steps up his years-long fight to keep crucial troop-protection aircraft in the air
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.