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Mayor Jonathan Rothschild: Show Arizona’s lawmakers that education means business

This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week. There are many thoughtful ways we can show our appreciation for teachers – starting with a simple “thank you.”

May 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Mayor Jonathan Rothschild: Make your voice heard in support of D-M

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild: Make your voice heard in support of D-M

Tucsonans have good reason to be concerned over the possibility of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base losing its 83 A-10C “Warthogs” and the jobs they bring to this community.

April 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Community leaders take next steps to combat poverty

Community leaders take next steps to combat poverty

Inform. Engage. Act. This is the process by which communities across the nation have effectively addressed issues for generations.

March 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mayor Rothschild: Focus on five ways to create jobs fits Tucson to a T

Mayor Rothschild: Focus on five ways to create jobs fits Tucson to a T

In Arizona, we grew up learning about the Five C’s. Cattle, citrus, copper, cotton and climate played important roles in our history.

January 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Jonathan Rothschild: Propositions are part of state mandates

I’m urging Tucsonans to vote yes on Propositions 401 and 402 in this year’s city election. Here’s why.

October 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Students need your help to improve reading skills

Students need your help to improve reading skills

Poverty and education are linked. Education is a way out of poverty, but being poor makes that path more difficult to take.

August 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Guest Column: Set aside differences, build on strengths and help Tucson move forward

Guest Column: Set aside differences, build on strengths and help Tucson move forward

Our city has accomplished a lot in the last 18 months, working to get Tucson on the right track.

July 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Guest Column: Young people need first jobs, internships to get their footing in real world of work

Guest Column: Young people need first jobs, internships to get their footing in real world of work

For the third in my four-part series on poverty in Tucson I'd like to talk about jobs - specifically, summer jobs for youth.

April 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Guest Column: Congress needs to end the sequester before it causes serious pain

Guest Column: Congress needs to end the sequester before it causes serious pain

Just as our slow climb out of the recession has gotten Tucson's unemployment rate down to 6.9 percent, certain members of Congress are ready, and apparently willing, to jeopardize that recovery by embracing the sequester.

March 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Guest Column: Tucson's Gun Buyback program will dispose of unwanted weapons

Guest Column: Tucson's Gun Buyback program will dispose of unwanted weapons

Since the recent shootings in Connecticut, cities across the nation have resumed community conversations about the causes and measures that may be taken to prevent these sorts of senseless acts. Tucson is uniquely positioned to engage in such a conversation, especially during the month of Ja…

January 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Guest Column: We must make our lawmakers know we need common-sense gun laws

Guest Column: We must make our lawmakers know we need common-sense gun laws

For all of us, the glow of this holiday season has been darkened by the unthinkable tragedy of last Friday's mass shooting.

December 19, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Guest Column: Improved literacy, dropout prevention are vital goals for Tucson

The Census Bureau recently identified Tucson as the sixth-poorest large metropolitan area in the United States.

November 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Guest Column: We must fix Tucson's roads, and Prop. 409 is the best way to do that

Guest Column: We must fix Tucson's roads, and Prop. 409 is the best way to do that

If there's one area of bipartisan agreement among Tucsonans this election, it's this: We need to fix our roads.

October 18, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Thoughts after 10 months as mayor: proud of city gov't responsiveness

Circling the 10th floor of City Hall, where my office is located, is an exterior walkway. Sometimes I take visitors there to show them Tucson. Other times I go there alone to get my thoughts in order. My balcony walks give me a new perspective on our city.

September 28, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

We must urgently tell lawmakers to prevent further cuts to education

Today, the number of U.S. jobs that require education beyond high school has doubled from the 1970s. To bring employers to our state, and keep them here, an educated work force is essential.

March 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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