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Update: Man charged with threat to shoot McSally: 'Venting with a buzz'

A Tucson man was charged in federal court with threatening to "assault and murder a United States official" after phone calls to the office of Rep. Martha McSally. Steve Martan, 58, called three times and made threats, court papers allege, including "Can't wait to pull the trigger bitch." Tuesday, Martan said he "just wants to say sorry to Martha and the great people of Southern Arizona."... Read more»

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Giffords joins Democrats accusing Trump, GOP of pandering to NRA

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords joined House and Senate Democrats on Wednesday to accuse Republicans of pandering to the gun lobby with bills to do away with gun-free school zones and deregulate silencers, among other measures.... Read more»

State bill would pay $2.5M toward memorial for Jan. 8 attack

Several Arizona legislators support a bill to fund a memorial honoring survivors and victims of the Jan. 8, 2011, attack in Tucson, when a man started shooting during a congressional meet-and-greet in a grocery-store parking lot.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Orange alert: McSally has a Trump problem

Martha McSally is about to learn it's much different running for reelection when your party is in the White House than it is when your team is out of power. Mid-term elections are referendums on the president and McSally now gets to be Trump's proxy. ... Read more»3

TMC to donate $500K to Jan. 8 memorial Downtown

Tucson Medical Center will donate a half-million dollars to help fund the construction of a planned memorial in downtown Tucson dedicated to the victims and survivors of the Jan. 8, 2011 shootings. ... Read more»

Kaine promotes early voting at Tucson rally

Democratic vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine spoke to a room of nearly 500 people at the Sunnyside High School gym Thursday night. The event was the latest in a series of high-profile visits from Democratic and Republican figures to Arizona. ... Read more»

Hillary Clinton appeals to Arizona voters to put state in blue column

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made a pitched plea Wednesday night for Arizona voters, focusing her courtship on embracing Latinos and other diverse voters in a race that is tightening six days before the election.... Read more»

Giffords, Kelly take 'Vocal Majority' gun-control tour to Washington

Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Capt. Mark Kelly, joined other gun-control activists in Washington on Thursday to demand reform from Congress and encourage voters to elect lawmakers, beginning with the White House, who will enact what they call sensible gun safety laws.... Read more»

Giffords’ endorsement of Clinton ‘very, very emotional’ for convention audience

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords veered from her usual theme against gun violence to add her endorsement of presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in an address to the Democratic National Convention that one Arizona lawmaker called “very, very emotional.”... Read more»

Giffords urges crowd to have ‘courage’ to enact gun reform measures

Former Tucson Rep. Gabrielle Giffords walked onto the stage unassisted and smiling Tuesday and exhorted a crowd at a gun-control rally in a park here to have the “courage to do what’s right” to pass “responsible” gun reform.... Read more»

Sheriff, Az cops sign on to White House plan to cut jail populations

Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos is convinced that his department might have prevented the 2011 shooting of then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords if it had the mental health resources it does now. That’s why Nanos is excited about the Data-Driven Justice Initiative, which includes a focus on mental health in an effort to reduce local jail populations.... Read more»

Senators hope new ‘no fly, no buy’ gun bill finds bipartisan support

One day after efforts to advance gun-control measures in the Senate collapsed in partisan fighting, a bipartisan group of senators unveiled a compromise Tuesday that they hope can get a vote and keep guns out of the hands of terrorists.... Read more»

Senate takes up, then blocks, competing gun-control measures

The Senate had the opportunity to act on competing gun-control measures Monday, but proceeded instead to block action on any of the proposals in votes that fell mostly along party lines... Read more»

GV News: Hernandez lacks UA degree despite claims

An editorial by the Green Valley News blasted legislative candidate Daniel Hernandez over his claims to have a UA degree. Editor Dan Shearer reported that Hernandez has not graduated, and that he hemmed and hawed when Shearer looked into the matter. Hernandez said he was 'embarrassed" and would work to fulfill graduation requirements.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Take it from a guy who's been there: We don't know anything about Orlando yet

The Orlando shootings bring back Tucson memories and the most uncomfortable truth of all: We think we know things, but we don't. Omar Mateen, a native New Yorker, appears to have massacred 50 people in an Orlando nightclub. This is the news today. Tomorrow? Who knows? We don't even know what we don't know we should ask about.... Read more»

Giffords calls for civility in this ‘very negative’ campaign season

Former Rep. Gabby Giffords was back in Washington Thursday with her husband, Mark Kelly, calling for a more civil public discourse during a campaign season filled with what Kelly called “kind of historic poor rhetoric.”... Read more»2

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