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No cancellation: Tucson's Cherrybell mail center gets approval stamp from Postal Service bill

Tucson's Cherrybell postal operation has been defying death for so long, it should be a Marvel franchise. The odds of it staying open just improved with the U.S. Postal Service measure passing Congress. ... Read more»

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Claytoonz: Sarah Palin, schmuck amuck

It’s weird how Republicans claim they love the United States Constitution, refer to themselves as “constitutionalists,” yet hate press freedom and do everything in their power to destroy it.... Read more»

GOP Senate candidate shoots pistol at Biden, Pelosi & Mark Kelly in campaign ad

Behind in polls in the Republican Senate primary in Arizona, candidate Jim Lamon is seeking attention with a Western-themed campaign ad in which he is depicted firing a gun at U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Joe Biden. ... Read more»2

Photos: Memorial gathering marks 11 years since Jan. 8 Tucson attack

On the 11th anniversary of the Jan. 8 shooting, about 200 people held the first ceremony at the Embrace, a public space at the Historic Pima County Courthouse built to mark that day's violent events. ... Read more»

Flags at half-staff Fri & Sat to honor Az officer dead from COVID & former Sen. Harry Reid

Flags will be flown at half-staff on Friday and Saturday to mark the death of a Casa Grande police officer from COVID-19, and for the funeral of former U.S. Senator Harry Reid.... Read more»

Survivors of Jan. 8 to gather in memory of Tucson massacre at memorial event Saturday

Survivors, relatives of those who were killed, and board members of Tucson’s Jan. 8th Memorial Foundation will attend a remembrance on Saturday of the 2011 shooting that shook America.... Read more»

'Be bold. Be courageous': Gabby Giffords opens Gun Violence Memorial in LA

Former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who was gravely wounded in a 2011 shooting, dedicated the Los Angeles Gun Violence Memorial, in Expedition Park near the Coliseum, with a call to action. ... Read more»

Ron Barber pushes to make Tucson's Jan. 8th memorial a national site

Former U.S. Rep. Ron Barber urged a House committee Thursday to make the Downtown site dedicated to the victims of Tucson's January 8th shooting a national memorial. ... Read more»

Giffords, congressional Democrats call for action on gun reform bills

Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was severely wounded by a gunman in a 2011 mass shooting, joined congressional Democrats Wednesday to call for Senate action on the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, a House bill that would stiffen checks on gun buyers. ... Read more»

5 gun bills – 3 from Democrats – are on different paths in the Arizona Legislature

Arizona has some of the least restrictive gun laws in the nation, built on a pioneer, conservative ethos of Second Amendment rights. That has meant most Arizona adults can openly carry weapons into many public and private spaces. Arizona also is the hub of a national gun-reform group, the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, named after U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, who was gravely injured in a mass shooting outside a Tucson grocery store in 2011. At least five gun bills introduced in the Legislature show the tension between the poles of conservative and progressive viewpoints. ... Read more»

Biden administration to suggest model 'red flag' gun laws for states

The Department of Justice will distribute model “red flag” legislation to states so they can enact laws that would allow courts to temporarily remove a firearm from an individual who is distressed, according to senior Biden administration officials. ... Read more»

U.S. gun violence an 'international embarrassment,' Biden says in rolling out executive action

President Joe Biden on Thursday reiterated his call on Congress to pass stalled gun legislation reform but also outlined executive action he’s taking on several gun control measures, following deadly mass shootings last month in Colorado and Georgia. “Gun violence in this country is an epidemic and it’s an international embarrassment,” Biden said in remarks in the Rose Garden outside the White House. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

No gimme: GOP may not benefit from Kirkpatrick's retirement

Ann Kirkpatrick's leaving Congress next year, creating an open seat. But too many moving parts obstruct any clear view into what might pass for a crystal ball that predicts the 2022 midterms that should be a big year for Republicans. Both parties remain their own biggest foils.... Read more»1

Kirkpatrick won't seek re-election to Congress

Ann Kirkpatrick, who's served a total of five terms representing two different Arizona districts in Congress, won't seek re-election in 2022, the Tucson Democrat announced Friday morning.... Read more»

Kirkpatrick, Grijalva, O'Halleran push national memorial status for Jan. 8 'Embrace'

The newly completed "Embrace" monument to the victims of the Jan. 8, 2011, attack on Rep. Gabby Giffords should be made a national memorial, Arizona members of Congress said.... Read more»

Quiet 'Embrace': Jan. 8 shooting remembrance subdued due to COVID

"Embrace," the memorial to the victims of the Jan. 8, 2011, attack on Gabrielle Giffords that left six dead and 13 wounded, has been completed in Downtown Tucson, but is not yet open to the public because of the pandemic. A small bell-ringing ceremony marked the 10th anniversary Friday.... Read more»

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