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Gabrielle Giffords' letter of resignation

Here is the letter Gabrielle Giffords handed to Speaker of the House John Boehner on Wednesday morning in Washington, D.C.... Read more»

Gabrielle Giffords

Giffords casts final vote, resigns from Congress

As her colleagues teared and cheered, Gabrielle Giffords resigned from Congress as the House passed her bill on ultralight smuggling on a 408-0 vote. Surrounded by Congressional leadership, Giffords stood in the well of the House as Rep. Wasserman Shultz read Giffords’ letter of resignation. Nancy Pelosi called her “the brightest star Congress has ever seen.” (with video)... Read more»

Obama to visit Chandler on Wednesday

In a sign that Arizona will be heavily contested by Democrats in this year’s elections, President Obama plans to include a Wednesday stop in Chandler during a post-State of the Union barnstorming trip this week.... Read more»

Paton to seek CD1 seat in Congress

Rather than seek to replace the retiring Gabrielle Giffords, Tucson Republican Jonathan Paton will run for Congress in Arizona’s sprawling new First Congressional District, which runs from Oro Valley to the Utah border.... Read more»1

Mitch Daniels' Republican response to State of the Union

The full text of Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels’ Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union.... Read more»

Full text of Obama's State of the Union

The full text of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union, as provided by the White House.... Read more»3

Obama greets Giffords with big hug at State of the Union

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was greeted with applause and a tight hug from President Obama before his State of the Union on Tuesday. (with video)... Read more»

Giffords will submit resignation letter Wednesday

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will submit her letter of resignation from the House of Representatives on Wednesday, her office confirmed Tuesday night.... Read more»

Grijalva urges federal probe into decision on TUSD's MAS program

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Tucson, sent a letter Monday to federal education officials asking for an investigation into whether state law violates national standards in targeting TUSD’s Mexican American Studies program.... Read more»5

Jesse Kelly files to replace Giffords

Jesse Kelly, the Tea Party-backed Republican who narrowly lost to U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in 2010, filed paperwork Tuesday to run to replace the retiring congresswoman in a special election.... Read more»4

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: 'We're getting a bad rap,' says Rio Nuevo chair

Today on Buckmaster — We kick things off with a newsmaker interview with Rio Nuevo Board Chair Jodi Bain. Also, the Tuesday Money Maker Report with certified financial planner Shelly Fishman. Next, we launch a new monthly segment spotlighting pet care with Dr. Anna Szivek of Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson. Plus, the bi-monthly arts update with Margaret Regan of the Tucson Weekly.... Read more»

Calculating a long-term care policy

The question of whether to get long-term care insurance bedevils consumers and their advisors. Premiums range from $1,000 to $5,000 a year, depending on the age, sex and health of the purchaser, as well as the extent of the coverage. And policy details can be confusing.... Read more»

Giffords to resign Wed. after final vote

Gabrielle Giffords will resign from Congress on Wednesday, but not before the House takes up her bill to apply anti-smuggling laws to ultralight aircraft, said U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake. “While it will officially be the Giffords-Flake bill, it is really Gabby’s legislation,” he wrote on Facebook.... Read more»

Giffords helps renew call for bipartisan seating at State of the Union

Several members of Arizona’s congressional delegation will sit with members of the opposing party at Tuesday’s State of the Union address by the president. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will be one of them.... Read more»3

Border Patrol wrapup

Border Patrol agents seize $3.8M worth of pot

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized $3,857,500 worth of marijuana and arrested four suspected drug smugglers in separate incidents since Saturday... Read more»1

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