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Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Reader reactions to gun control column, HomeGoods plan, higher fences, civics test.

January 22, 2015 6:00 pmLoading…
8 who wrote Obama letters to attend State of Union

8 who wrote Obama letters to attend State of Union

WASHINGTON (AP) — Who says it doesn't pay to send a letter to the president of the United States?

January 20, 2015 9:42 pm Photos

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Obama's memorable State of Union moments aren't about Obama

Obama's memorable State of Union moments aren't about Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — The big moments in President Barack Obama's State of the Union speeches are rarely about what he said.

January 20, 2015 9:02 pmLoading…
Maryland man freed from Cuba to attend State of Union

Maryland man freed from Cuba to attend State of Union

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland man who returned home last month after spending five years imprisoned in Cuba will have a prime viewing spot for President Barack Obama's State of the Union address: a seat near first lady Michelle Obama.

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No plea deal likely in Boston Marathon bombing case

No plea deal likely in Boston Marathon bombing case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The focus of the Boston Marathon bombing trial figures to be as much on what punishment Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face as on his responsibility for the attack.

January 18, 2015 4:24 pmLoading…
Why the CDC isn't researching gun violence, despite ban being lifted

Why the CDC isn't researching gun violence, despite ban being lifted

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, center, holds hands with husband, Mark Kelly, while exiting Town Hall in Newtown, Conn.

January 17, 2015 4:39 pm
Ken Rineer: On free speech, right to bear arms

Ken Rineer: On free speech, right to bear arms

Each is an individual, natural and inalienable right of U.S. citizens.

January 15, 2015 6:30 pmLoading…
Gabrielle Giffords accepts YWCA Tucson "Changemaker" Award

Gabrielle Giffords accepts YWCA Tucson "Changemaker" Award

With husband Mark Kelly by her side, former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords gives a short speech after she was awarded the Changemaker Award at the YWCA of Tucson Women's Leadership Conference on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Ariz. Giffords was s…

January 15, 2015 4:38 pm
Gabrielle Giffords

Gabrielle Giffords

Born in Tucson: June 8, 1970

January 15, 2015 4:34 pm

Candidates could shield home addresses under Arizona bill

PHOENIX (AP) — A state representative who cited security concerns proposed legislation to allow candidates for elected office in Arizona to be able to keep their home addresses secret if they want.

January 14, 2015 12:13 pmLoading…
Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Readers thoughts on McSally director, "Selma" experience, e-cigarettes, airport median art.

January 13, 2015 6:30 pmLoading…

Former Giffords aide to be district director for McSally

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A former senior aide to Democratic ex-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will join the district staff of Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally.

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Peter Rhee

Peter Rhee

FILE — In this Jan. 11, 2011 file photo, Dr. Peter Rhee, Trauma and Critical Care Emergency Surgery doctor at University Medical Center, describes in more detail the gunshot wound Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz.,received on Saturday, during a news briefing at UMC in Tucson, Ariz. Giffords r…

January 11, 2015 12:00 am
Tucson Festival of Books: Reading, writing and rocking

Tucson Festival of Books: Reading, writing and rocking

Authors' band to kick off two-day celebration of reading and literacy.

January 10, 2015 2:00 pm Photos

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Giffords ex-spokesman hired by McSally

Giffords ex-spokesman hired by McSally

Registered Democrat leaving post at Pima Community College.

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PCC official leaving to join McSally's staff

PCC official leaving to join McSally's staff

C.J. Karamargin had also served on U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords staff.

January 09, 2015 5:27 pmLoading…
Remembering January 8, 2011.

Remembering January 8, 2011.

Nancy Barber hugs her husband, Ron Barber, as his name is read off as one of the survivors from the January 8, 2011 shooting during a remembrance at the University of Arizona Medical Center. Community and staff members gathered on the front lawn at UAMC for a moment of silence to remember th…

January 08, 2015 1:42 pm
Remembering January 8, 2011.

Remembering January 8, 2011.

Tiffany Mendola is overcome with emotion as the names of those killed on January 8, 2011 are read during a remembrance at the University of Arizona Medical Center. Community and staff members from UAMC gathered on the front lawn for a moment of silence to remember the Jan. 8 shooting that se…

January 08, 2015 1:42 pm
Remembering January 8, 2011.

Remembering January 8, 2011.

Community and staff members from the University of Arizona Medical Center gather on the front lawn for a moment of silence to remember the Jan. 8, 2011 shooting that severely injured then Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and killed six people. The "Tucker Bell" was rung 19 times. Photo taken…

January 08, 2015 1:42 pm
Obama meets Giffords on 4th anniversary of Tucson shooting

Obama meets Giffords on 4th anniversary of Tucson shooting

President Barack Obama speaks about the recovering housing sector, today at Central High School in Phoenix. The president is pushing policies he says have turned around the housing slump, with home sales and construction up, and foreclosures at their lowest level since 2006. Obama also said …

January 08, 2015 11:41 am
Obama meets Giffords on 4th anniversary of Tucson shooting

Obama meets Giffords on 4th anniversary of Tucson shooting

Obama told a Phoenix audience Thursday that he met Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, while he was in town.

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A Message From Gabby and Mark

A Message From Gabby and Mark

Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly recorded a video about our shared commitment to make our communities safer from gun violence.

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Remembering Jan. 8, 2011

Remembering Jan. 8, 2011

A look back through the Star's photo collections of the Jan. 8, 2011, shootings of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others as well as the events that followed.

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Tucson comes together with Beyond community health events

Tucson comes together with Beyond community health events

More than 10,000 people are expected to take to parks, paths, trails and Tucson’s downtown as part of Beyond on Saturday.

January 08, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Ozomatli headlines Concert for Civility at Rialto

Ozomatli headlines Concert for Civility at Rialto

Concert for Civility now spans two venues.

January 08, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Jan. 8 shooting victims were taken, not lost

Jan. 8 shooting victims were taken, not lost

Remember the 19 Tucsonans killed and injured four years ago.

January 07, 2015 7:15 pmLoading…
Beyond 2014

Beyond 2014

Pat Maisch, who prevented Jared Loughner from reloading his weapon by wrestling away a new magazine at the time of the shooting, uses a piece of chalk to inscribe a thought into the asphalt during Stroll and Roll, a Beyond event along the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Linear Park parallel …

January 06, 2015 3:08 pm
Outdoor, family events mark Jan. 8 remembrance

Outdoor, family events mark Jan. 8 remembrance

Events meant to showcase Tucson's response to shootings.

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2011: Gabrielle Giffords

2011: Gabrielle Giffords

In 2011, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., was shot and critically wounded when a gunman opened fire as the congresswoman met with constituents in Tucson; six other people were killed, 12 others also injured. (Gunman Jared Lee Loughner (LAWF'-nur) was sentenced in Nov. 2012 to seven con…

January 05, 2015 1:05 pmLoading…
Comienza selección de jurado por atentados en Boston

Comienza selección de jurado por atentados en Boston

Sus defensores argumentan que el acusado tuvo una niñez difícil en una ex república soviética.

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Greg Hansen's guide to the Fiesta Bowl

Greg Hansen's guide to the Fiesta Bowl

The huge list of Fiesta Bowl history, notes and surprising facts

December 31, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Gov. Jan Brewer

Gov. Jan Brewer

Two days after the Jan. 8 Tucson shootings, Brewer embraced Daniel Hernandez, aide to U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

December 26, 2014 4:00 pm
Steller: Barber speaks on 'seduction' of D.C., election loss

Steller: Barber speaks on 'seduction' of D.C., election loss

Congressman reflects on the good, bad of serving.

December 25, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
It's official: McSally wins

It's official: McSally wins

Final margin is 167 votes. She'll be sworn into Congress on Jan. 6.

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It's official: McSally wins

It's official: McSally wins

Republican Martha McSally has been declared the winner in Congressional Dist. 2.

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Recount over: McSally, Barber await fate Wednesday

Recount over: McSally, Barber await fate Wednesday

Judge is scheduled to certify results, announce winner at 10 a.m.

December 15, 2014 11:00 pmLoading…
Music briefs

Music briefs

Ozomatli headlines Civility concert; Randy Houser celebrates Tucson's role in video with concert.

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Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Writers voice their opinions on Rich Rod's behavior, gun deaths, public transportation.

December 08, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Anxious wait for Barber, McSally over rejected ballots

Anxious wait for Barber, McSally over rejected ballots

Lawyers clash in federal court over 133 uncounted ballots in CD2.

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Gabby Giffords

Gabby Giffords

November 25, 2014 11:40 am
GABBY GIFFORDS

GABBY GIFFORDS

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See what Gabby Giffords has been doing since shooting

See what Gabby Giffords has been doing since shooting

What Gabby Giffords has done since being shot on Jan. 8, 2011. 

November 24, 2014 5:58 pm Photos

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See what Gabby Giffords has been doing since shooting

See what Gabby Giffords has been doing since shooting

What Gabby Giffords has done since being shot on Jan. 8, 2011. 

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Gabby Giffords

Gabby Giffords

FILE - In this Sunday, May 5, 2013, file photo, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, right, and her husband, Capt. Mark Kelly, look back at the crowd after arriving at a ceremony awarding Giffords the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award at the JFK Library in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dw…

November 24, 2014 5:55 pm
Gabby Giffords

Gabby Giffords

Mark Kelly and Gabby Giffords address reporters after they plant a yellow-rose bush at the CG2 (CGsquared) community garden at 1933 N. Bell Ave in Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 14, 2013. The bush was planted In commemoration of the Newtown Shootings. The garden was her community garden near the house …

November 24, 2014 5:55 pm
Gabby Giffords

Gabby Giffords

Mark Kelly and Gabby Giffords address reporters after they planted a yellow-rose bush at the CG2 (CGsquared) community garden at 1933 N. Bell Ave in Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 14, 2013. The bush was planted In commemoration of the Newtown Shootings. The garden was her community garden near the hous…

November 24, 2014 5:55 pm
Gabby Giffords

Gabby Giffords

Gabby Giffords reacts to the rose bush planted by her and husband Mark Kelly at the CG2 community garden at 1933 N. Bell Ave in Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 14, 2013. The bush was planted in commemoration of the Newtown shootings. The garden was her community garden near the house where she was livin…

November 24, 2014 5:55 pm
Gabby Giffords

Gabby Giffords

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords smiles as she waits for the start of the 12-mile fun ride with husband Mark Kelly, right, before the 12-mile fun ride at the Special Olympics El Tour de Tucson bicycle race on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Tucson.

November 24, 2014 5:55 pm
Gabby Giffords

Gabby Giffords

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords arrives back at the finish line for the 12-mile fun ride at the Special Olympics El Tour de Tucson bicycle race on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Tucson.

November 24, 2014 5:55 pm
Gabby Giffords

Gabby Giffords

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords arrives back at the finish line for the 12-mile fun ride at the Special Olympics El Tour de Tucson bicycle race on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Tucson.

November 24, 2014 5:55 pm

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