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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»

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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»

Update: Hoax $25M lawsuit vs. Giffords tossed out

A hoax $25 million "emotional distress" lawsuit was filed using the name of the man convicted of attempting to assassinate former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, killing six and wounding the congresswoman and a dozen others. A similar hoax lawsuit was filed using the name of a mass shooter in Michigan.... Read more»1

Giffords to sit with Newtown congresswoman at Obama's address

Gabrielle Giffords will sit with U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty on Tuesday night during President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address. Esty represents a Connecticut district that includes Newtown, site of the 2012 the Sandy Hook shooting that killed 28 people, including 20 children. ... Read more»

Tucson marks 5-year anniversary of Jan. 8 shooting

The ringing of a bell Friday marked the anniversary of the Jan. 8 shootings. In a lecture hall at Banner University Medical Center, Jim Tucker rose to the stage and rang a bell, one brief peal for each those killed and injured on a sunny, terrible morning five years ago.... Read more»

Video: McSally, Az House delegation lead Congress in moment of silence

Marking the fifth anniversary of the Jan. 8 shootings, U.S. Rep. Martha McSally and the rest of Arizona's delegation in the House of Representatives led Congress in a moment of silence on Friday.... Read more»

Photos: Remembering Jan. 8 — and what followed

For some, the events of Jan. 8, 2011, are seared into their memories. For others, that day and those that follow remain a jumble of images and flashes of emotion. Here are a few photographs that capture the shock we felt upon learning of the shooting of 19 of our friends and neighbors — and the hope and resolve that followed.... Read more»2

Obama tears up during speech on gun violence

Announcing measures to tighten background checks to reduce gun violence Tuesday, President Obama frequently strayed from his prepared remarks as he spoke to a crowd that included Gabrielle Giffords and her ex-intern Daniel Hernandez. "The gun lobby may be holding Congress hostage but they do not have to hold America hostage," he said.... Read more»

From the archive: Tucson's message to Newtown

In the wake of the Dec. 14, 2012, school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, thousands of Tucsonans wrote personal notes of support and caring on a 75-foot banner that was sent to Connecticut and hung over a Newtown roadway.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Dorm stabbing victim reflects: Guns don't kill but split-second decisions can

In all the years since a fellow student foolishly stabbed me, I have barely thought of it. It's kind of a funny memory. But if a gun had been handy and had I shot and killed him, I guarantee you that I would have thought of it every stinking day.... Read more»1

Combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords christened

Named for the former congresswoman, a new U.S. Navy combat ship designed to operate in shallow waters was christened Saturday in a ceremony in Mobile, Ala. "In Congress I was proud to support our armed forces. I love the Navy — I even married a sailor," Giffords said. The ship's sponsor is Jill Biden, wife of the U.S. vice president.... Read more»

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»

Giffords says ‘time is now’ to close gun-sales loophole

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords returned to Washington on Wednesday to urge Congress to have “the courage to do what’s right” and pass a bill that would require background checks for all commercial gun sales.... Read more»

Navy ship named for Giffords nears launch

A U.S. Navy vessel named for former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is nearing its launch date. "Can’t wait to help christen it this summer," the ex-congresswoman said Thursday, posting a photograph of the ship on Facebook. ... Read more»

Jan. 8 memorial design finalists to be displayed Tuesday

The four finalists competing to design a permanent memorial dedicated to the Jan. 8, 2011, shootings will show their work and take feedback on Tuesday night. The January 8th Memorial Foundation reviewed about 60 submissions from architects around the world to narrow the list to four, including one firm from Tucson.... Read more»

Jan. 8: Bells mark 4th anniversary; Obama meets with Giffords

On the anniversary of an assassination attempt that nearly took her life, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, met with President Obama, who was in Phoenix to tout his housing programs. In Tucson, a small group of survivors marked the date at a bell-ringing ceremony at UAMC.... Read more»4

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