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July 28, 2015

Tucson bumped from list of cities with worst roads

Arizona Daily Star “The city’s additional focus on roads over the past few years has shown results, Tucson Bond Oversight Commission chairman Ramon Gaanderse says.” Read more…

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July 24, 2015

SunLink Streetcar anniversary

Free rides Saturday, 7/25, to celebrate the streetcar’s one-year anniversary

In describing the streetcar’s success, Mayor Rothschild emphasized that it’s not just ridership, but also economic development and other benefits—cleaner air, greener infrastructure, a renewed downtown and less traffic—that make the streetcar important to Tucson.

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Trees popping up across Tucson

Tucson News Now “Together, Tucson Clean and Beautiful and Trees for Tucson are planting, on average, a tree per day thanks to donations from Hamstra Heating & Cooling.” Read more…

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July 10, 2015

With YMCA campers/youth volunteers at the announcement of the initiative at Mission Garden, July 2015

Initiative to get youth active outdoors

“I’m very pleased to join this program,” said Mayor Rothschild. “Tucson is surrounded by beautiful desert and mountains, and more of our youth need to get out and experience that—develop a deeper appreciation for the natural world.”

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July 2, 2015

GED exam available to Pima residents free until November

Arizona Public Media “Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild announced a new program Wednesday that pays the cost of the test for any Pima County resident who doesn’t have a high school diploma.” Read more…

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July 1, 2015

Announcing free GED testing at Pima Community College, July 2015

Mayor announces free GED testing at Pima

Thanking Wells Fargo, the mayor noted that he’d asked for this funding to be included, as testing fees should not be a barrier to employment or continuing education. Typically, GED tests cost around $140.

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Tucson to offer free GED testing

KGUN 9 “Mayor Jonathan Rothschild announced the free GED testing was made possible by a donation from Wells Fargo.” Read more…

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PCC offers free GED test

Tucson News Now “Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said it means a more educated workforce for our community. ‘Now we’re going to give employers 800 more workforce ready, available people. And what that means is that when employers come to town, it’s that much easier for them to say, “Yes, Tucson’s a place we want to […]

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June 30, 2015

Free GED testing at PCC Community Campus

Arizona Daily Star “‘Testing fees shouldn’t be a barrier to furthering education or increasing job prospects,’ said Mayor Jonathan Rothschild in a news release.” Read more…

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June 28, 2015

Education notes: Reading Seed needs volunteers

Arizona Daily Star “Reading Seed is seeking volunteers to help kindergartners at Keeling Elementary School develop a love of reading.” Read more…

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