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September 19, 2018

Tucson mayor, refugee groups push for support of resettlement program

Arizona Daily Star “’Wherever they come from initially, when they’re here, they’re Tucsonans,’ Rothschild said, urging support of the resettlement program.” Read more…

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September 18, 2018

Mayor’s press conference on U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program

Currently, there are 68.5 million displaced persons worldwide, 25.4 million of whom are refugees, making this the largest global refugee crisis in recorded history. Refugee service organizations are asking people to call 1-855-472-8930 and leave a message for Judiciary Committee Leadership demanding that the cap be raised to 75,000.

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Resettled refugee numbers dropping in Tucson

Tucson News Now “Several social service agencies in Tucson who assimilate refugees, say the number of refugees being resettled in Tucson has dropped nearly 80 percent.” Read more…

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Tucson mayor holds press conference to urge support of refugees

KVOA “‘Tucson has always welcomed refugees,’ said Mayor Rothschild. ‘There’s no question that people coming into this country who are escaping trauma and war need the help that these agencies provide to have the best chance of becoming successful and productive members of society. The Refugee Resettlement Program does so much for so many. It […]

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August 23, 2018

Indoor football comes to the Tucson Arena

Billed as “Half the Field, Double the Football, Triple the Fun,” indoor football moves at a faster clip and is a higher-scoring game than regular football.

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild summed it up as, “Indoor football is to regular football as the Sonoran hot dog is to the regular hot dog,” and encouraged Tucsonans to check it out.

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August 17, 2018

Parks + Connections Bond (Proposition 407)

Proposition 407, which will be on the November 6, 2018 ballot, asks voters to consider a $225 million bond to improve parks, pathways, greenways, and bikeways.

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June 26, 2018

Mayor invites local businesses to apply to Local First Arizona’s SCALE UP program

“Sustainable practices will save your business money,” Mayor Rothschild said in his remarks, noting that the SCALE UP program not only shows you how to save money, but also gives you access to capital, so you can make investments that will save you money.

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Tucson City Council approves 20-story tower, set to be completed in 2022

KVOA “‘There is a lot of talk about how well downtown has done,’ said Mayor Rothschild. ‘And it’s important that your downtown succeeds. All successful cities have vibrant downtowns, but the need then is really to push that prosperity out and one of the areas where that can be done is around a major university.’” […]

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Businesses graduate from the money saving program SCALE UP

KVOA “It is a local program that works to help businesses save money by lowering utility costs through sustainable business practices.” Read more…

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June 20, 2018

Tucson City Council approves 20-story tower at Speedway and Campbell

Arizona Daily Star “Local developer Richard Shenkarow wants to demolish the Palm Shadows and Babcock apartments currently on the 2.5-acre site and replace them with residential, office, retail and open space.” Read more…

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