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Tucson wants to remember victims of Jan. shooting

Mourners stop at a makeshift memorial in front of University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz., on Sunday, Jan. 16. 2011. Residents have spent the past week adding to the memorial for the victims of the Jan. 8 shooting that killed six people and injured 13, including  Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

Mourners stop at a makeshift memorial in front of University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz., on Sunday, Jan. 16. 2011. Residents have spent the past week adding to the memorial for the victims of the Jan. 8 shooting that killed six people and injured 13, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

As the shock wears off in the wake of a mass shooting in Tucson two weeks ago, many residents in the southern Arizona city are looking at permanent memorials to remember the victims.

Several makeshift memorials sprung up following the Jan. 8 attack that killed six people and injured 13, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Two memorials at the Tucson hospital where Giffords was treated and in front of her office grew in the days following the shooting.

But now some people are looking toward long-term memorials and other efforts, such as scholarships, new policies and new programs.

The Arizona Daily Star reports wounded Giffords staffer Ron Barber believes something good is rising in Tucson from the horrible experience.

He says there’s a different feel to what’s going on.

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