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September 24, 2014

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Mayor to plant 10,000th tree this Friday at local elementary school

KVOA  “Tucson’s Mayor will plant the 10,000th tree with students at Oyama Elementary School and set a goal for the next 10,000 trees. This Friday, Sept. 26, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will mark the completion of his first 10,000 Trees Campaign by planting a tree with students at Oyama Elementary School. ‘We’ve had a great response […]

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September 20, 2014

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Fewer Tucson children in poverty, census finds

Arizona Daily Star  “New census data shows there are fewer children in Tucson living in poverty. The latest American Community Survey, based on 2013 data, showed that the poverty rate among children under the age of 18 was 33.6 percent, 4.4 percentage points less than the figure from the year before. The percentage of children […]

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September 12, 2014

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Linda Ronstadt to host Sunday Evening Forum October 5th at the Fox

Arizona Daily Star  “Linda Ronstadt is coming home Oct. 5 for an intimate conversation with Tucson. Ronstadt, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and one of the most influential female pop singers of all times, will be the guest of the recently resurrected Sunday Evening Forum. The interview series, led by a moderator taking […]

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September 6, 2014

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Tucson streetcars draw crowds

Aztec Press  “Tucsonans heading to Second Saturdays Downtown on Sept. 13 will likely pack the city’s new streetcar route. About 6,700 passengers filled the streetcars during the monthly Second Saturdays event on Aug. 9, and approximately 60,000 people hopped aboard July 25-27 during the transit’s system’s free opening weekend.”

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September 5, 2014

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Tucson not out of the running for Tesla

KOLD  “A major announcement by Nevada’s governor Thursday could put Reno as the site of Tesla’s first gigafactory. Details won’t be available until then. But the company said that discussions with other states such as Arizona will continue. The five billion dollar plant could create 6500 jobs as it makes batteries for Tesla’s third-generation electric […]

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September 1, 2014

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Mayor Rothschild helps launch Attendance Awareness Month

Arizona Daily Star  “September is national Attendance Awareness Month. Locally, the Mayor’s Office, along with the Tucson Unified School District, United Way and business partners, are working to raise awareness about the importance of attending school every day, especially in the early grade levels.” KVOA  “Tucson- Spreading a message that it’s cool to go to […]

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August 14, 2014

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Streetcar delivering customers, businesses say

KGUN  “Tucson’s modern streetcar has been a new lease on life for Tucson’s downtown businesses. Downtown was already waking up, in part because of the potential of customers the streetcar would bring. Now that’s it’s been carrying passengers for just less than three weeks how well has streetcar has been delivering customers?”

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August 12, 2014

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Tucson joins partnership to help homebuyers

KGUN  “Tucson and South Tucson joined forces with Wells Fargo, NeighborWorks America and The Primavera Foundation to announce the NeighborhoodLIFT program. With this program, Wells Fargo is helping bring $5.5 million to boost home ownership in Tucson.”

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July 31, 2014

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Tucson to Tesla: your building permit is ready

Arizona Daily Star  “Tesla Motors has received a $3 billion building permit for construction of a battery assembly plant in Tucson. The permit is for a one-story building of up to 5 million square feet in size at an address ‘to be determined.’ … Mayor Jonathan Rothschild sent the permit and a brief memo to […]

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July 29, 2014

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More than 60,000 ride streetcar on opening weekend

Arizona Daily Star  “‘This weekend’s ridership numbers are a clear indication of the interest and support the Tucson community shares for the Tucson Sun Link streetcar system,’ Shellie Ginn, streetcar project manager, said in a press release. ‘We had a great first weekend and look forward to many more.’” Tucson Weekly “Approximately 60,000 passengers enjoyed […]

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