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On Jan. 8, 2011, Jared Lee Louighner approached U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' Congress on Your Corner event and opened fire, killing six and wounding 13. A remembrance will be held at the Historic Pima County Courthouse, 115 N. Church Ave,

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»

Former U.S. Rep. Ron Barber during a dedication of the January 8th memorial at the shooting's anniversary. On Thursday, Barber asked a House committee to make the site a national memorial.

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»

"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»

Northwest Fire personnel at the shooting scene, shortly after the most seriously injured victims were taken to the hospital.

From the archive: At first, it sounded like firecrackers. Even to former military men, gunfire on a quiet and clear Saturday morning was too incongruous, too shocking to register at first. The shots happened too quickly to count. There was screaming and blood. New details of the Jan. 8 shooting rampage emerged Wednesday as the Sheriff's Dep't released 2,700 pages of reports. Read more» 2

Arizona resident Jake Angeli, the self-styled 'QAnon Shaman,' has been a ubiquitous presence at Trumpist rallies in the state for at least a year — standing next to GOP Chair Kelli Ward and shaking hands with a smiling Rudy Giuliani. Now he's at the top of the D.C. police's list of people wanted for questioning about the swarming of the U.S. Capitol by Trump-incited rioters.

Crazy talk: that's the thread connecting the decade-ago attack on Gabby Giffords and constituents in Tucson that killed six and wounded 13 on the sidewalk outside a grocery store, and the storming of our nation's Capitol this week. Read more»

Vandalism at U.S. Rep. Gifford’s office in March 2010.

We have seen the word “unprecedented” used many times to describe recent events. Given yesterday’s acts of violence at the Capitol and tomorrow’s 10-year anniversary of the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, I would encourage all Arizonans to take a long view to understand the context. Read more»

Newly elected U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly stands beside his wife, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, while Vice President Mike Pence swears him into the Senate on Dec. 2, 2020.

Arizona's Mark Kelly was sworn in Wednesday as a U.S. senator, giving the state two Democrats in the Senate for the first time in nearly 70 years and reducing Republican control in that chamber to 52-48. Read more»

Giffords meets constituents in 2008.

For some, the events of Jan. 8, 2011, are seared into their memories. For others, that day and those that follow remain a jumble of images and flashes of emotion. Here are a few photographs that capture the shock we felt upon learning of the shooting of 19 of our friends and neighbors — and the hope that followed. Read more»

U.S. Rep. Ron Barber speaks to reporters after the sentencing.

From the archive: Jan. 8 gunman Jared Loughner will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Several victims said at his sentencing hearing Thursday that he should spend his time remembering his crimes — among those who spoke was Mark Kelly, who stood in the courtroom with his wife, Gabrielle Giffords. Read more» 4

Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords joined Democratic congressional leaders at a Capitol rally Thursday to demand that the Senate take action on a House bill that would require background checks in all gun transfers.

Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords joined Democratic congressional leaders Thursday to demand that the Senate allow a vote on a bill that toughens background checks for gun purchasers. Read more»

A pair of Republican legislators traded cracks about shooting the head of Arizona's Clean Elections Commission, drawing a quick response — "shameful and disgusting" — and demand for an apology from Mark Kimble, chair of the agency. Read more»

Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel, parents of Avielle, one of the children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

Jeremy Richman, the father of a Newtown school massacre victim, was found dead of a suicide Monday morning. Richman, 49, grew up in Tucson, graduating from Sabino High School and the University of Ariznoa. Read more»

Flowers and stuffed animals were laid Tuesday at the memorial marking the site of the Jan. 8, 2011, attack that killed six and wounded 13, including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Read more»

Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly on election night in 2008.

Unfinished reports on faraway places litter my desk - ocean plunder, abandoned refugees, Cape Town running dry - but I'm fixated on those pools of blood, indelible in memory, at the Safeway just up the road. For sheer human folly and hypocrisy these days, America is first. Read more»

From left, Democratic Reps. Jackie Speier of California and Frederica Wilson of Florida, former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at the event to honor Giffords and the late Leo Ryan Jr. of California.

Close to 100 people turned out Wednesday as lawmakers renamed a Democratic meeting room to honor Gabby Giffords and former Rep. Leo Ryan Jr., D-Calif., who was killed 39 years ago while investigating a cult in Jonestown, Guyana. Read more»

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