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September 14, 2017

Tucson named a World Festival & Event City

On Thursday, September 14th, Tucson was named a World Festival & Event City by IFEA, the International Festivals & Events Association. The announcement was made at their annual convention, which took place in Tucson for the third time in three years. See the video entry submitted by FEATS AZ—you’ll be surprised how many great festivals […]

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September 1, 2017

Mayor hosts swearing-in of 28 new citizens at City Hall ceremony

The last step in the difficult and years-long process of becoming a U.S. citizen, the naturalization ceremony is a happy time for participants and their families. During and after today’s ceremony, people waved American flags, posed for photos in front of the flag, and spoke with great feeling about their gratitude at being part of this country.

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June 21, 2017

Tucson Fire Department wins highest rating

The Tucson Fire Department achieved a level of excellence that few fire departments do, making Tucson one of 241 communities nationally—and one of two in Arizona—to win an ISO rating of Class 1. ISO ratings are issued to communities throughout the United States by an independent agency, the ISO (originally Insurance Services Office), and most […]

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April 22, 2017

March for Science in Tucson—Mayor’s prepared remarks

There’s never been a more important time for scientists, and people who care about science, to be involved in politics—advocating, working on campaigns and in political parties, and running for office.

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April 17, 2017

Western states negotiate drought contingency plan despite wet winter

Route Fifty “Here in the desert 15 miles from downtown Tucson, a remarkable engineering system is providing a reliable supply of water that’s the envy of other communities in the arid West.” Read more…

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March 1, 2017

Mayor receives Small Business Advocate Award

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild received a Small Business Advocate Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Partner America program this morning at a gathering of business owners at City Hall.

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February 9, 2017

Mayor welcomes Tucson Gem & Mineral Show

Thursday, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild officially opened the 63rd Annual Tucson Gem & Mineral Show…

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February 1, 2017

Apply now to serve on the new Tucson Police-Community Advisory Council. Learn more at

Tucson Police Department seeks advisory council members

Apply online here or download an application here.

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January 25, 2017

Tucson, South Tucson are not sanctuary cities

Arizona Daily Star “Tucson and the city of South Tucson are not ‘sanctuary cities,’ officials said Wednesday, the day President Trump signed an executive order to withhold federal grants to communities that protect illegal immigrants.” Read more…

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January 21, 2017

Women’s March in Tucson—Mayor’s prepared remarks

Programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, that have brought a measure of security to millions and millions of older and disabled Americans; programs like the Affordable Care Act, that have insured more than 20 million Americans—these and many other programs are under attack.

Yet these are the programs that helped make this country great…

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