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Nominations due for Gabe Zimmerman Awards

The Center for the Future of Arizona is accepting nominations for the Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards, which recognize non-elected public employees and are named in honor of Gabe Zimmerman, who was one of the six people killed on Jan. 8, 2011.... Read more»

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Two Pima County workers recognized with Zimmerman awards

Two Pima County workers, Hank Atha and Amelia Craig Cramer, are among the winners of the 2014 Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Award, which recognizes non-elected public employees who serve citizens. The awards are named in the memory of the slain congressional aide. ... Read more»

Nominations due for Gabe Zimmerman Awards

The Center for the Future of Arizona is accepting last-minute nominations for the Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards. The deadline to summit nominations is next Monday.... Read more»

Video: Barber leads Congress in moment of silence on Jan. 8

U.S. Rep. Ron Barber led the House in a moment of silence in memory of those killed in the Jan. 8 shooting. Surrounded by Arizona's representatives and senators, Barber spoke of those who were killed, and House Speaker John Boehner ordered members of Congress to stand, quieting the House for about 20 seconds.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Tucson prepares to mark 3rd anniversary of Jan. 8 attack

Ross Zimmerman, father of slain congressional aide Gabe Zimmerman, talked about Saturday's "Beyond" event. Also, the Tuesday Money Maker Report with financial planner Shelly Fishman. Then, our "Your Meds" segment hosted by former UA College of Medicine Dean Dr. Ray Woosley, and the every other Tuesday Arts Report with Margaret Regan.... Read more»

Flake, Giffords part ways on background check bill

Minutes after he shared a stage with former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Tuesday, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said he still plans to oppose a bill supported by Giffords that calls for expanded background checks for gun buyers. The pair appeared together as Vice President Biden helped dedicate a room in the Capitol Visitor Center for slain aide Gabe Zimmerman.... Read more»6

Giffords returns to Safeway shooting site, calls for gun checks

Gabby Giffords continued her call for tighter gun controls Wednesday in Tucson, returning to a Northwest Side grocery store to stand on the spot where she was shot a little over two years ago to hold a news conference. "Be bold. Be courageous. Please support background checks," Giffords said. (with full video)... Read more»3

Families of Tucson shooting victims urge D.C. to act on gun control

Emily Nottingham, whose son was killed in the 2011 Tucson mass shooting that wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was in Washington Tuesday urging lawmakers to pass stronger background checks and ban assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines.... Read more»

Gabe Zimmerman's mother moves lawmakers with pleas for reform

A packed congressional hearing room gave a standing ovation Wednesday to Emily Nottingham, whose testimony about her son killed in a 2011 Tucson shooting spree brought several people to tears. “We have allowed ourselves to overemphasize gun rights to the detriment of other rights, including the most important, the right to be alive,” she said.... Read more»

'Action' focus of Beyond Tucson remembrances of Jan. 8

A day of smiles and sunshine is how many Tucsonans spent Saturday, in a moving memorial to the victims of the Jan. 8, 2011 shootings meant to lift both feet and spirits. The mayor Zumba'd up a sweat, thousands wrote messages to be delivered to Newtown, Conn., and U.S. Rep. Ron Barber said he recalls the attack like clockwork every Saturday. (with video)... Read more»1

Beyond Tucson

Morning hikers honor Jan. 8 shooting victims

Hikers gathered in small groups across Southern Arizona on Saturday to hit the trails in tribute to 24 people shot at a Tucson grocery store two years ago. ... Read more»

Remembering Jan. 8

BEYOND closing lights spirits as sun sets

The day-long series of BEYOND events ended as they began, with prayers and song and quiet togetherness. About 300 people gathered at Kino Stadium as daylight slipped away listening to speakers and singing along to "Amazing Grace." (with full video)... Read more»

Gabe Zimmerman

Slain Giffords staffer honored at U.S. Capitol

Update: Gabe Zimmerman's “hard work and ideals... should be recognized here,” his mother told a crowd gathered as members of Congress unveiled a bill to name a room in the Capitol Visitors Center for the first congressional staffer killed in the line of duty. (with video)... Read more»

Mental illness walk to remember shooting victims

A three mile walk will benefit those with mental illness in Southern Arizona as well as honor the victims of the Jan. 8 shooting.... Read more»

Concert for Civility, Respect and Understanding

Civility concert draws top talent, national attention

A Californian and two guys from Chicago and Detroit wanted to remind Tucsonans who we are. Thursday's "Concert for Civility" brought together a variety of artists for short sets where participants intermingled purposefully, adding strategic harmonies or stinging guitar.... Read more»1

Giffords told of shooting, improving 'leaps and bounds'

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been told some details about the Jan. 8 mass shooting that left her in critical condition, her doctors said Friday. She is improving by "leaps and bounds in terms of neurological recovery," Kim said.... Read more»1

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