November 23, 2015

TUSD recognized for gains in Advanced Placement classes

Arizona Daily Star “TUSD is one of three districts in the state to be recognized for increasing access overall, but especially for minority students, while maintaining or improving performance levels.” Read more…

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November 16, 2015

The American Bombshells performing with the Tucson Pops at the Reid Park Bandshell, November 2015

Hats Off to Heroes veterans celebration a success

Close to a thousand Tucsonans—veterans, servicemembers and civilians—showed up at Reid Park Saturday, November 14th, to honor Tucson’s veterans. Mayor Rothschild’s office worked with veterans groups to create “Hats Off to Heroes,” an extended celebration of Veterans Day.

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November 6, 2015

Veterans Day 2015 photo

Tucson schoolchildren send thank yous to veterans

“This made my day,” said Mayor Rothschild. “I’m so pleased that Council Member Fimbres took the time to put this together and that so many schools participated. You could clearly see how pleased the veterans were to hear from children they hadn’t even met.”

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November 2, 2015

ACA open enrollment

Affordable Care Act open enrollment period begins

Open enrollment began November 1st and ends January 31st to obtain coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace—part of the Affordable Care Act.

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October 31, 2015

Program wins grant to connect inmates to jobs

Arizona Daily Star “The program is part of Tucson’s response to My Brother’s Keeper, a White House initiative to support young men of color.” Read more…

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October 30, 2015

Fortaleza Re-Entry Project adds to local My Brother’s Keeper initiatives

The program will be located on the Tucson Urban League campus, giving participants access to the Urban League’s weatherization and HVAC apprenticeship program, as well as workforce development services through Pima OneStop.

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October 26, 2015

Walktober Walk-to-School Challenge 2015

WALKtober walk to school at Pueblo Gardens

“Walking is great exercise,” said Mayor Rothschild, “and it’s a great way for students to start the day wide awake and ready to learn.”

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October 21, 2015

TPD Customs Job Fair

Job Fair hiring Tucson Police and U.S. Customs Officers

Trade and tourism are important economic drivers for Tucson, and both depend on the safe and efficient flow of goods and people across borders. The expanded Mariposa Border Port of Entry in Nogales can only function at full capacity with adequate staffing, yet Arizona currently has 170 unfilled positions for Customs Officers.

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October 15, 2015

Desert Air Mayor's Gallery exhibition poster

Mayor’s Gallery exhibition features “plein air” artists

The fifth Mayor’s Gallery exhibition features local artists who work “en plein air,” or outdoors: Jean Beck, Eric Jabloner, Janice MacKenzie and Lowell Richardson. Visitors to the office can enjoy the artworks, which are also available for purchase. The exhibition will be up until March 2016. Mayor’s Gallery exhibitions are curated by the Tucson Pima […]

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October 10, 2015

Staffing shortages keep expanded port of entry partly closed

Arizona Daily Star “To ease the shortage and get cars moving through the port, which is crucial to trade between the U.S. and Mexico, the city of Tucson is helping the agency find qualified applicants by hosting a job fair on Nov. 9. The Tucson Police Department will also participate. Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said […]

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