Nobody would call 2011 a dull year for Arizona politics. The soap opera fans got Sen. Scott Bundgaard’s side-of-the-road scuffle, the conspiracy theorists had their hands full with the Independent Redistricting Commission, and those who delight in schadenfreude watched the fall of Senate President Russell Pearce.Read More »
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TUCSON - U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, other survivors of the Tucson shooting rampage and numerous others will come together in the close-knit southern Arizona city on Jan. 8 to commemorate the one-year mark of that tragic day and remember those who died. A number of events are planned that Sunday, although it remained unclear Thursday which Giffords will attend or whether she will make any public statements.Read More »
House members spent about an hour Wednesday honoring Gabe Zimmerman, the aide to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who was slain in the Jan. 8 shooting spree in Tucson. He was the first congressional staffer killed in the line of duty in the 222-year history of the Congress.Read More »
Optimism reigned after U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ first interview since her assassination attempt, both for her recovery and her political future.Read More »
Smiling and cheerful, fussing with her interviewer's hair and nestled in the arms of her husband, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords displayed remarkable progress from the shocking images of her the day after she was shot in the forehead outside a Tucson supermarket.
But she still struggled to form complete sentences and said, with her husband's help, that she wouldn't return to Congress until she was "better."
Businessman and broadcaster Dave Sitton is eying a congressional seat, but the Tucson Republican has a few questions that need to be cleared up before he takes the plunge.Read More »
When President George H.W. Bush came to visit her in the hospital, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords could say only "Wow!" and another word she had been uttering frequently at the time, "chicken."
Months later, when she was shown photos of famous people to see if she recognized faces, Giffords looked at Arnold Schwarzenegger and replied, more or less accurately: "Messin' around. Babies."
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords vows to return to Congress in a new book that details months of intense therapy and her emotional battle to come to terms with what happened when a gunman opened fire in front of a Tucson grocery store.Read More »
Jared Lee Loughner passes his days alone in a cell at a Missouri prison facility in therapy sessions with psychologists, watching TV, looking at photos of his pets and snacking on junk food.Read More »
TUCSON — A playground built in memory of the youngest victim in the Jan. 8 Tucson shootings is set for a dedication Saturday morning. The Christina-Taylor Green Little Hands Playground is at Mesa Verde Elementary School, where Christina was a third-grade student.Read More »