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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»

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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»

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»

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»

'So much screaming' - Jan. 8 shooting records released

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

What the Devil won't tell you

Broken right wing: GOP failed to ground crazy talk after Giffords attack, now are party of insurrection

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»

Guest opinion

Political violence has evident roots, from Giffords shooting to U.S. Capitol mob

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»

Arizona’s Mark Kelly sworn in to the U.S. Senate, narrowing GOP control

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»

Remembering Jan. 8

Photos: Jan. 8 and the aftermath

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»

Jan. 8 victims confront Loughner as he's sentenced to life without parole

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

Giffords back on Capitol Hill to push for vote on gun background checks

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»

Az legislator: 'Can we virtually shoot the head of Clean Elections?'

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»

Sandy Hook dad dead in suicide was Sabino, UA grad

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»

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Flowers at Jan. 8 memorial

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»

Commentary

On celebrating Gabby and calling bullshit

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»

Giffords assures crowd at Capitol ceremony she’s 'still fighting'

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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