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Shelley Watson of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council at the lectern during the announcement of the launch of a campaign committee opposed to the 'Strong Start Tucson' initiative.

A coalition of business groups has launched an effort to derail Prop. 204, a sales-tax initiative that would direct $50 million yearly to early childhood education in Tucson. Proponents say it's a necessary investment, but opponents say the measure lacks oversight, with some calling it a "voucher" system. Read more» 4

At first glance Strong Start Tucson—the initiative that promises high-quality preschool for up to 8,500 kids—seems like a nice idea. But voters should look closer at what the initiative would actually do. It is flawed in ways that could produce disastrous outcomes. I think it’s a risk Tucsonans would be unwise to take. Read more» 2

Interviews with former KTKT GM Phil Richardson, Inside Tucson Business Editor Mark B. Evans, Children's Action Alliance CEO Dana Naimark, Republican state. Rep. Ethan Orr, Democratic state. Sen. Steve Farley, Republican House Speaker Andy Tobin. Read more»

Emily Nottingham said her son, Gabe Zimmerman, pictured on the poster behind her, should be remembered for his life of service and not how he died. Gabe, a staffer for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who was killed with six others in January when a gunman opened fire at a Giffords event in Tucson. Lawmakers have proposed naming a room in the Capitol complex in Gabe Zimmerman’s memory.

Update: Gabe Zimmerman's “hard work and ideals... should be recognized here,” his mother told a crowd gathered as members of Congress unveiled a bill to name a room in the Capitol Visitors Center for the first congressional staffer killed in the line of duty. (with video) Read more»