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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»

Newly released photos show Jan. 8 crime scene

Hundreds of photos taken in the aftermath of the Jan. 8 shooting were released Tuesday by the Pima County Sheriff's Department, including images of the Glock handgun and high capacity magazine used to kill six and wound a dozen others. Withheld by authorities were any graphic photos of victims of the shooting rampage.... Read more»1

Gun lobby's money and power still holds sway over Congress

The power of the gun lobby is rooted in multiple factors, among them the pure passion of many gun owners, the NRA’s ability to motivate its most fervent members to swarm their representatives, and the lobby’s ability to get out the vote. Lawmakers' fear may not be justified, but recent votes reveal that it still exists.... Read more»

Lawmakers, advocates push to keep Mental Health First Aid

Much like CPR training, the free 12-hour Mental Health First Aid class, taught over two days, teaches how to recognize and react when someone experiences anything from an eating disorder to thoughts of suicide. Despite what officials and advocates call a successful start, Arizona’s program could end in the next few months, and the Legislature has thus far failed to provide funding. (with video)... Read more»

Poll: Flake among least-favorite senators after gun-bill vote

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake’s vote against expanded background checks on gun sales earlier this month caused his approval ratings to drop, making him one of the “most unpopular” senators in the country, a new poll says.... Read more»7

Guest opinion

Giffords: 'Furious' over Senate 'cowardice' on guns

In a op-ed posted Wednesday evening by the New York Times, Gabrielle Giffords excoriated senators for blocking more restrictive background checks for weapons purchases: "These senators decided to do nothing. Shame on them ... Speaking is physically difficult for me. But my feelings are clear: I’m furious. I will not rest until we have righted the wrong these senators have done, and until we have changed our laws so we can look parents in the face and say: We are trying to keep your children safe."... Read more»4

Obama: 'Shameful' as Senate blocks background check bill

President Barack Obama blasted the Senate for blocking a tightened background checks on firearms purchases, and said the gun lobby "willfully lied" about the bill. Before saying "this was a pretty shameful day for Washington," Obama was preceded by the father of a victim of the Newtown, Conn., shooting. (with video)... Read more»

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