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El Dia de los Muertos exhibit honors Jan. 8 victims

The centuries-old Mexican tradition of honoring the Day of the Dead has inspired an exhibit that recalls the spontaneous memorials that sprang up in Tucson after the Jan. 8, 2011, shooting. “El Dia de los Muertos: Remembering January 8th” features a sampling of the offerings left by Tucsonans moved by the shooting that killed six people and wounded 13 others.... Read more»

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Christina-Taylor Green's mom urges Congress to action on gun violence

Roxanna Green, mother of 9-year-old Jan. 8 shooting victim Christina-Taylor, joined relatives of other victims and survivors of gun violence Tuesday to urge Congress to take action to end gun violence.... Read more»

FBI releases 600+ pages from Jan. 8 investigation

The FBI has released more than 670 pages of documents from the early stages of the investigation into the Jan. 8, 2011, shooting that killed six and wounded 13 others, including former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Most of the pages have information redacted, and more than 300 pages were held back by federal investigators.... Read more»1

White House honors Pam Simon for work against gun violence

For Pam Simon, gun violence was something that happened to other people – until she was one of 13 wounded in a January 2011 attack on former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords that killed six. Simon was honored by the White House for her work since then on gun control.... Read more»

Barber calls for bipartisan seating at State of the Union

Southern Arizona Democrat Ron Barber joined a bipartisan group urging senators and representatives to cross party lines — at least to sit together at President Obama’s Jan. 28 State of the Union address. Barber, along with U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon, an Arizona Republican; Democratic Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado; and Alaska GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski, urged colleagues to repeat the aisle-crossing begun in 2011 after the Jan. 8 attack in Tucson.... Read more»

The Onion satirizes mass shooter on anniversary of Jan. 8 attack

There’s satire, and then there’s satire. The Onion, a website that attempts to elicit equal parts tearful laughter and painful wincing, cooked up a look at the motivations of school shooters Wednesday - timed for the anniversary of the day a mentally ill college dropout gunned down six and wounded 13 in Tucson. “Classmates Admit School Shooter Showed Them, Showed Them All” laid out an all-too-familiar scenario of a disturbed young man gaining attention through mass murder.... Read more»1

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»

Video: Flash mob dances 'Overcomer' to mark Jan. 8

A group of about three dozen people danced to celebrate overcoming obstacles and mark the third anniversary of the Jan. 8 shootings as a part of a flash mob Downtown on Wednesday. They danced in unison, to choreography set to the song “Overcomer” by Mandisa.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Jim Tucker: Choices in life after being shot Jan. 8

A victim of the Jan. 8 attack reflects on his choices: “Faith and forgiveness are the result of choices—not the result of feelings or circumstances. God doesn’t waste a hurt. He doesn’t comfort us to make us comfortable, but to make us comforters.”... Read more»

Bell rung at Jan. 8 remembrance

Three years ago, gunfire broke the calm of a bright winter morning in Tucson. Six people were killed and 13 others wounded, many grievously. Wednesday morning was as sunny as that Saturday, but more quiet. About 100 people gathered on the lawn at the UA Medical Center to remember the attack.... Read more»

Mayor: Ring bells at 10:10 am to honor Jan. 8 victims

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will toll the bell at Tucson’s Fire Central 19 times on Wednesday morning in remembrance of the victims of the Jan. 8 shooting.... 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»

Guest opinion

Barber reacts to D.C. shootings with call for mental health treatment

“As a survivor of the January 2011 mass shooting in Tucson, I am determined that no one else should have to endure such grief and loss. While there is no single answer to preventing mass shootings, we know that untreated or undiagnosed serious mental illness has been a factor in a number of the recent tragedies.”... Read more»

Orr: Mental Health First Aid funding will help raise awareness

A $250,000 appropriation to continue a state program that teaches how to spot signs of mental illness and connect individuals with help will allow even more Arizonans to participate, a Tucson lawmaker said.... Read more»

Giffords' gun group to return Midler foundation donation

Donations from nonprofits to Americans for Responsible Solutions — including a $10,000 contribution from Bette Midler’s family foundation — will be returned because the donors violated tax laws, the gun-control group founded by Gabrielle Giffords said.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Curbing the gun violence epidemic

Sarah Garrecht Gassen, editorial writer for the Arizona Daily Star, filled in for Bill, kicking off the show with retiring Flowing Wells Superintendent Dr. Nicholas Clement. Then, Pat Maisch and Nancy Bowman wrapped up the show with a conversation on gun control.... Read more»

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