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City hopes to market failed downtown-area redevelopment site

Tucson could soon get out from under a 55-year lease for a downtown dirt lot for which it pays about $195,000 a year in rent to a trust benefiting former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ family.

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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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Political stories from across the state (Wednesday edition)

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:

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Letters to the editor

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Health briefs

New VETS Center opens near university 

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Bisbee hospital opens new ER department

Bisbee's Copper Queen Community Hospital opened its new emergency department and renovation project on Friday.

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Loughner’s rants online underscore need for gun laws

The young man who shot to death six people and wounded 13 more on Jan. 8, 2011, was not quiet about his rage aimed at the government and the police, nor about his desire to kill himself, at times, and others.

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Loughner shared torment online in months before shooting

In the months leading up to Jan. 8, 2011, Jared Lee Loughner left a chronicle of advancing mental illness, growing rage and suicidal thoughts on his MySpace page, newly released FBI files show.

April 11, 2014 12:00 am
Giffords gunman made online rants before killing

Giffords gunman made online rants before killing

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2014 file photo, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords testifies before a Washington state House panel in Olympia, Wash. Jared Lee Loughner carried out the shooting rampage in Tucson that killed six people and wounded Giffords and 12 others on Jan. 8, 2011. …

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Giffords gunman made online rants before killing

Giffords gunman made online rants before killing

FILE - This Jan. 8, 2011 file photo provided by the Pima County Sheriff's Office shows Jared Lee Loughner, who carried out the shooting rampage in Tucson that killed six people and wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others. Newly released law enforcement documents show how Lo…

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Giffords gunman made online rants before killing

Giffords gunman made online rants before killing

PHOENIX (AP) — The man who shot former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was unraveling in the months before the rampage, issuing paranoid, expletive-filled Internet rants about government conspiracies, suicide and killing police, according to new law enforcement documents.

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Giffords gunman made online rants before killing

PHOENIX (AP) — Newly released law enforcement documents show how the man convicted in the shooting of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was unraveling in the month before the rampage.

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Released FBI records show Loughner's growing rage

Released FBI records show Loughner's growing rage

Convicted mass murderer Jared Lee Loughner carefully chronicled his changing thoughts, growing rage and suicidal urges in MySpace postings in the months leading up to the shooting, newly-released FBI files show.

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Newly released FBI files on the Jared Lee Loughner investigation

Newly released FBI files on the Jared Lee Loughner investigation

On January 8, 2011, Jared Lee Loughner shot US Representative Gabrielle Giffords and a number of other people who were present at a public appearance by Giffords in Tucson, Arizona. The FBI investigated the attack under a number of statutes. This release consists of FBI files concerning the …

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Newly released FBI files on the Jared Lee Loughner investigation

Newly released FBI files on the Jared Lee Loughner investigation

On January 8, 2011, Jared Lee Loughner shot US Representative Gabrielle Giffords and a number of other people who were present at a public appearance by Giffords in Tucson, Arizona. The FBI investigated the attack under a number of statutes. This release consists of FBI files concerning the …

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Newly released Loughner investigation FBI files, 1 of 7

Newly released Loughner investigation FBI files, 1 of 7

On January 8, 2011, Jared Lee Loughner shot US Representative Gabrielle Giffords and a number of other people who were present at a public appearance by Giffords in Tucson, Arizona. The FBI investigated the attack under a number of statutes. This release consists of FBI files concerning the …

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Newly released Loughner investigation FBI files, 2 of 7

Newly released Loughner investigation FBI files, 2 of 7

On January 8, 2011, Jared Lee Loughner shot US Representative Gabrielle Giffords and a number of other people who were present at a public appearance by Giffords in Tucson, Arizona. The FBI investigated the attack under a number of statutes. This release consists of FBI files concerning the …

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Newly released Loughner investigation FBI files, 6 of 7

Newly released Loughner investigation FBI files, 6 of 7

On January 8, 2011, Jared Lee Loughner shot US Representative Gabrielle Giffords and a number of other people who were present at a public appearance by Giffords in Tucson, Arizona. The FBI investigated the attack under a number of statutes. This release consists of FBI files concerning the …

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Newly released Loughner investigation FBI files, 7 of 7

Newly released Loughner investigation FBI files, 7 of 7

On January 8, 2011, Jared Lee Loughner shot US Representative Gabrielle Giffords and a number of other people who were present at a public appearance by Giffords in Tucson, Arizona. The FBI investigated the attack under a number of statutes. This release consists of FBI files concerning the …

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Newly released Loughner investigation FBI files, 3 of 7

Newly released Loughner investigation FBI files, 3 of 7

On January 8, 2011, Jared Lee Loughner shot US Representative Gabrielle Giffords and a number of other people who were present at a public appearance by Giffords in Tucson, Arizona. The FBI investigated the attack under a number of statutes. This release consists of FBI files concerning the …

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Newly released Loughner investigation FBI files, 4 of 7

Newly released Loughner investigation FBI files, 4 of 7

On January 8, 2011, Jared Lee Loughner shot US Representative Gabrielle Giffords and a number of other people who were present at a public appearance by Giffords in Tucson, Arizona. The FBI investigated the attack under a number of statutes. This release consists of FBI files concerning the …

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Newly released Loughner investigation FBI files, 5 of 7

Newly released Loughner investigation FBI files, 5 of 7

On January 8, 2011, Jared Lee Loughner shot US Representative Gabrielle Giffords and a number of other people who were present at a public appearance by Giffords in Tucson, Arizona. The FBI investigated the attack under a number of statutes. This release consists of FBI files concerning the …

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McAllister aide among few with access to kiss tape

MONROE, La. (AP) — A top aide to a Louisiana congressman videotaped kissing a married woman who is not his wife was one of the few people with access to the leaked security footage that exposed the dalliance.

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Newly released FBI files on the Jared Lee Loughner investigation

Newly released FBI files on the Jared Lee Loughner investigation

After the carnage at a northwest-side Safeway on Jan. 8, 2011, people milled about the crime scene. Then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was seriously injured by a bullet in her head. Six people were killed and 13 injured.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am
Trauma surgeon Rhee's memoir to hit shelves this summer

Trauma surgeon Rhee's memoir to hit shelves this summer

When he became trauma chief of the University of Arizona in 2007, Tucson had “hardly a trauma program at all,” Dr. Peter Rhee says in a memoir set to hit shelves in June.

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White House to honor former Giffords staffer Pamela Simon

White House to honor former Giffords staffer Pamela Simon

The White House will honor a local woman who has become a vocal supporter of gun reform after surviving the Jan. 8, 2011, shooting spree.

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Survivor of the Jan. 8 shooting to be honored by White House this week

The White House will honor this week a Tucson woman who survived after being shot twice during the Jan. 8th shooting.

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Giffords endorses Duval in gubernatorial campaign

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and astronaut husband, Mark Kelly, have put out a short view backing the sole Democratic candidate for Governor, Fred Duval.

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Norma Mendoza-Denton: Why do we laud “toughness” in politics?

Norma Mendoza-Denton: Why do we laud “toughness” in politics?

Many of our political representatives are lionized when they act “tough” or “no nonsense.”

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Barber-McSally rivalry now revolves around the A-10

Barber-McSally rivalry now revolves around the A-10

The possible departure of the A-10 aircraft from Tucson has become the centerpiece of the race for a congressional seat representing Southern Arizona.

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After 3 years of giving, Christina-Taylor foundation to close

After 3 years of giving, Christina-Taylor foundation to close

For more than three years, the Green family’s dining room table has been dedicated to the foundation created in memory of an exuberant 9-year-old girl who was lost in a spray of bullets on Jan. 8, 2011.

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McCain has the worst approval numbers in the entire Senate

Arizona's senior senator is not doing well at the polls.

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Steller: Threat to D-M’s mission suddenly real

Up until last week, we could classify the threats to Davis-Monthan Air Force base as medium-term but gathering.

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Deputies have checked on Miller's home 47 times since 911 call

Deputies have checked on Miller's home 47 times since 911 call

Deputies with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department have driven past Supervisor Ally Miller’s home nearly 50 times since she called 911 a week and half ago.

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Tucson Giving: 2 opportunities to lace up, take up a cause

Springtime in the Sonoran Desert is the perfect time to step out and support local nonprofits, literally and figuratively.

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UA Medical Center saving more patients with gunshot wounds to brain

UA Medical Center saving more patients with gunshot wounds to brain

Patients who arrive at University of Arizona Medical Center with one of the gravest of injuries — a gunshot wound to the brain — are increasingly surviving, a new study finds.

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U.S. Rep. Ron Barber: D-M's unlovely Warthogs play a crucial role, must not be cut

U.S. Rep. Ron Barber: D-M's unlovely Warthogs play a crucial role, must not be cut

The A-10 is not a stereotypical beautiful aircraft. With stubby wings and bulbous engines, it is the ugly cousin of the fast, sleek fighters the Air Force highlights in recruiting videos.

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16.4 MW solar array at D-M

16.4 MW solar array at D-M

From left to right: Alex Hinojosa, North American Development Bank deputy managing director, Bob Powell, North America, SunEdison Solar Energy president, U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin E. Blanchard, 355th Fighter Wing commander, Bill Green, MIC Solar Energy Holdings LLC chief executive officer, G…

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Borderlands theater fest courageous, necessary

Borderlands theater fest courageous, necessary

Barclay Goldsmith was clearly proud.

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D-M christens biggest solar array in the U.S. military

D-M christens biggest solar array in the U.S. military

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base dedicated a 16.4-megawatt photovoltaic solar array on Thursday that is the largest of its kind on any Department of Defense installation.

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Borderlands' theater fest begins

Borderlands Theater has made an art out of reaching across the border.

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PCC psychologist leaving after complaints

A psychologist responsible for overseeing the handling of threatening students at Pima Community College is leaving and will not be replaced.

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Psychologist hired to deal with trouble students at PCC resigns

A staff psychologist at Pima Community College hired to deal with troubled students in the wake of the Jan. 8, 2011, shootings is resigning with several months left on his $100,000 contract.

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Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly

Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly

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. Giffords and Kelly are coll…

February 11, 2014 3:33 pm

New studies reveal more problems at PCC

Pima Community College isn’t dealing effectively with troubled students like Jared Lee Loughner, and its campus police department is decades behind the times, two new consultant reports show.

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Gabby Giffords is driving

Former Congresswoman and current Tucson resident Gabby Giffords has posted a video of herself driving for the first time since the Jan. 8, 2011 shooting that nearly took her life.

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Video: Gabrielle Giffords drives again

Video: Gabrielle Giffords drives again

Gabrielle Giffords traveled to Circuit of the Americas and drove on a track for the first time since the shooting Jan. 8, 2011. This is the post and video from Giffords' Facebook page.

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Gabrielle Giffords drives again

Gabrielle Giffords drives again

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