Gabby Giffords

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Nov 3, 2022

Obama rally speakers bash ‘dangerous’ GOP ticket, limit praise of Hobbs

Former President Barack Obama made his first appearance in Arizona this election cycle on Wednesday to rally support for the Democratic ticket and asked voters from all parties to reject Trump endorsees. 

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Oct 13, 2022

Gabby Giffords named grand marshal of 2023 Rose Parade

Gabby Giffords will serve as grand marshal of the 134th Rose Parade next year.

Oct 6, 2021

Friese plans to resign LD9 House seat

After seven years in the House, Randy Friese is stepping down. 

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Aug 5, 2021

Top Ducey aides leave for new jobs

Two senior staffers for Gov. Doug Ducey are leaving their jobs after nearly seven years.

Dec 2, 2020

Mark Kelly sworn into Senate, narrows GOP edge

Arizona Democrat and former astronaut Mark Kelly was sworn into the Senate on December 2, narrowing Republican control of the chamber and underscoring his state's shift from ruby red to purple.

Sep 21, 2020

Mark Kelly is worthy of filling John McCain’s Senate seat

I have been a registered Republican almost all my adult life who has always been comfortable engaging with people across the aisle on issues I care about deeply. I am still a Republican. But in the U.S. Senate election for Arizona, I won’t be supporting a Republican. I am supporting Democrat Mark Kelly.

May 14, 2020

Parking lot face off with protesters leaves lawmakers shaken

The scene Sen. Victoria Steele encountered when she walked out of the Senate last week was like nothing she has seen in nearly a decade at the Capitol.  Steele, D-Tucson, knew demonstrators stood outside. She had seen some on her way into the Senate that morning, but, at the time, they kept their distance, heckling […]

Students were greeted by supporters, signs and flowers as they returned to class at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 in Parkland, Fla. With a heavy police presence, classes resumed for the first time since several students and teachers were killed by a former student on Feb. 14. (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP)
Mar 2, 2018

Mass shooting could spur Arizona gun law changes

Every day since 17 students and faculty were gunned down in a Florida high school, Arizona’s Democratic legislators have pleaded with their Republican colleagues to do something, anything, to make sure such a mass shooting never happens again.

Nov 7, 2017

Arizona Rep. McSally tells colleagues she’ll run for Senate

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, Congressional District 2, has told Republican colleagues that she will enter the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by fellow Republican Jeff Flake, a move that puts a mainstream candidate who could win backing from President Donald Trump into the primary race.

Aug 28, 2017

Tough childhood, opportunity to give drives Sinema to run for charities

One week before the race, Gabby Giffords was shot. I immediately knew I had to do something to help. I sent an email to my friends, asking them to donate money or blood to the Red Cross to help the victims of the shooting. The response was overwhelming.

James Hodgkinson
Jun 14, 2017

Some Republicans blame ‘left’ amid calls to tone down rhetoric following Virginia shooting

The revelation that alleged Alexandria, Virginia shooter James Hodgkinson was a Bernie Sanders volunteer whose social media postings were filled with anti-Trump and anti-Republican rhetoric brought a round of recriminations from some Arizona Republicans who blamed the “left” for the attack.

Apr 21, 2017

Southern Arizona lawmaker blocks bill funding memorial to victims of 2011 Tucson shooting

A Southern Arizona lawmaker is unilaterally blocking efforts to get some state dollars to help with building a memorial in Tucson to victims of the 2011 shooting that killed six and wounded former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.