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Arizona election workers could be charged with crimes for making mistakes under GOP bills

The Arizona Senate Government Committee gave its approval to proposed legislation that would punish election workers who misplace ballots and penalize contractors who don’t meet the terms of their contracts. ... Read more»

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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»

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»

Photos: Historic Pima County Courthouse reopens after 6 years of renovation

After a six-year closure for renovations, the Historic Pima County Courthouse was reopened during a ceremony Tuesday morning. The event also marked the public opening of "The Embrace," Tucson's memorial marking the Jan. 8th shootings, which sits just to the west.... 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»

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»

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»

Massive voter turnout may slow ballot count in Az

While a majority of votes will be counted by Tuesday night in Arizona, high turnout may mean some close races won't be called for days as more ballots are reviewed under election security measures, Pima County officials said.... Read more»

Brian Kolfage: Veteran, war hero, border hawk, defendant, troll

A ban from Facebook has apparently done little to slow ex-Tucsonan Brian Kolfage, charged last month for defrauding thousands in a “build the wall” effort, and who regularly uses personal attacks and misinformation to sic his online following on perceived detractors.... Read more»2

Kirkpatrick says Air Force targets Davis-Monthan for bulk of A-10 cuts

The Air Force plans to retire 42 A-10 aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson next year, according to a state lawmaker, a move that would cut the base’s fleet of the storied “Warthogs” in half.... Read more»

Az officials wary as Defense budget again targets A-10

Arizona officials said they will fight to make sure that Davis-Monthan Air Force Base does not take a hit as a result of the Pentagon’s decision to retire 44 A-10 fighter jets, a mainstay at the Tucson base. ... Read more»

Bell rings as victims of Jan. 8 attack remembered 9 years later

The bell rang, sharp and quick, piercing the bright sunlight of a Wednesday morning. Once, twice, six times, then again: 19 times in all, once for each person shot on a similar bright, clear Tucson morning nine years ago.... 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

Kirkpatrick to hold 'Congress On Your Corner' at St. Philips on Saturday

U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick will speak with constituents one-on-one at St. Philips Plaza on Saturday afternoon.... Read more»

Pence pushes trade deal, quiet on border security in Southern Arizona swing

Vice President Mike Pence touted President Trump's trade deal with Mexico and Canada during a speech in Southern Arizona on Thursday, calling on Congress to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada agreement.... Read more»

Kirkpatrick to hold 'Congress On Your Corner' at Midtown library Wednesday

U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick will speak with constituents one-on-one at the Himmel Park public library on Wednesday afternoon.... Read more»1

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