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For victims of Jan. 8, Wednesday attack a painful reminder

It’s been more than six years since a shooting spree at a Tucson congressional event killed six and wounded 13, including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, but Wednesday’s shooting in Virginia brought the memories flooding back.... 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»

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»

Gun control forum Saturday

A panel discussion on preventing gun violence Saturday will include a number of lawmakers, along with gun control advocates and gun rights supporters. The forum will take place at St. Mark's Church, 2-4 p.m.... Read more»

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

'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

Jan. 8 Committee to Aurora: 'Deepest regrets and greatest support'

The Remembering January 8 Committee, composed of some of the survivors and family members of victims of the 2011 Tucson shooting—including U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, released an open letter to those affected by last week's shooting incident in Aurora, Colo.... Read more»

Jan. 8 survivors on Aurora: 'How many more murders with guns?'

A group of survivors and family members of victims of the 2011 Tucson shooting released a statement Sunday regarding Friday's movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., calling for better gun background checks.... Read more»

Another Purple Heart for Gabby

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, still recovering from a shot through the brain, was informally awarded another Purple Heart on Wednesday. Army veteran Al Lee said that Giffords deserves the honor. "She was injured in the line of duty," he said.... Read more»3

Memorial photos: 'Our hearts are broken... filled with hope'

Photos of the memorial service for the victims of Saturday's attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. President Obama joined dignitaries, first responders and thousands of ordinary Tucsonans in mourning the dead and celebrating the living.... Read more»