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City looks to limit criminal history as hiring consideration

City looks to limit criminal history as hiring consideration

Councilman Fimbres requests a discussion about the issue at council’s next meeting.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson group protests in favor of stricter gun background checks

Tucson group protests in favor of stricter gun background checks

About 50 people gathered at Presidio Park Wednesday morning wearing matching t-shirts and holding handmade signs to protest the failure by Congress to pass new legislation to what they believe are loopholes related to background checks in current gun registration laws.

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Arizona House passes bill allowing guns in more public buildings

Arizona House passes bill allowing guns in more public buildings

PHOENIX — Saying Arizonans have “God-given rights to defend themselves,” the state House voted Wednesday to let anyone bring a concealed weapon into many public buildings, as long as he or she has a permit.

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Kozachik to hold gun-reform forum

Gun-control talk may have waned recently, but one local elected official is determined to bring it back to the forefront to start 2014.

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Giffords to attend gun show under NY sales model

Giffords to attend gun show under NY sales model

ALBANY, N.Y. — Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived an assassination attempt in 2011 in Tucson, is set to tour a New York gun show, the first such visit since she was shot.

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UberX car service expands to Tucson, targets UA student market

UberX car service expands to Tucson, targets UA student market

Anyone needing a ride in Tucson can now summon one with a few taps on their phone.

October 05, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Boost for background checks: Senators compromise

WASHINGTON — Conservative senators from both parties announced their support for expanding background checks for gun buyers Wednesday, giving a burst of momentum to supporters of stronger restrictions. But big questions remain about whether President Obama can push significant gun controls t…

April 10, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…
Giffords at Tucson shooting site: Expand gun-buyer background checks

Giffords at Tucson shooting site: Expand gun-buyer background checks

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords returned Wednesday to the northwest side grocery store where she was nearly slain Jan. 8, 2011 to advocate for expanded background checks for gun buyers.

March 06, 2013 11:15 am Photos

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Survivors of Tucson shooting spree push mandatory background checks

Tucson shooting spree survivors push background checks for all gun buyers

March 05, 2013 2:38 pmLoading…
Background checks now mandatory at some Tucson gun shows

Background checks now mandatory at some Tucson gun shows

Gun shows that allow individual sales without background checks are now prohibited at the Tucson Convention Center.

February 05, 2013 2:27 pmLoading…
Kozachik: No more gun shows at Tucson Convention Center

Kozachik: No more gun shows at Tucson Convention Center

Gun shows could be a thing of the past at the Tucson Convention Center if Councilman Steve Kozachik gets his way.

January 16, 2013 3:30 pmLoading…

Arizona high school refs to face background checks

PHOENIX — The agency that oversees high school sports in Arizona will begin fingerprinting thousands of referees and umpires and running those officials through an FBI criminal database before they’re allowed to supervise sporting events involving children.

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