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December 7, 2016

Tucson and state will square off in court over gun laws and local control

Arizona Daily Star “After the Tucson City Council refused Tuesday to permanently stop the practice of destroying confiscated firearms, Attorney General Mark Brnovich asked the Arizona Supreme Court to cut off the city’s state aid.” Read more…

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December 6, 2016

Steller: NAFTA hurt some places, but it’s been a boon for us

Arizona Daily Star “For Tucson and Southern Arizona — for the whole state, as a matter of fact — NAFTA has on balance been a boon that is paying increasing dividends year after year.” Read more…

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Facing legal action, Tucson council to discuss gun destruction

Arizona Daily Star “The issue involves a new state law known as SB 1487. Signed by Gov. Doug Ducey earlier this year, it restricts local governments from passing any laws that conflict with state laws, and jeopardizes their state-shared revenue if they don’t repeal such laws.” Read more…

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City of Tucson and Arizona enter into legal fight

KJZZ “‘We believe the law as it is written is patently unconstitutional,’ Mayor Jonathan Rothschild told reporters. ‘We believe that it violates the actual Arizona Constitution, which gives charter cities certain rights.’” Read more…

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December 2, 2016

Former Wrightstown Elementary dedicated as Tucson housing community

Arizona Daily Star “The first conversion of a former Tucson Unified School District elementary school into a housing community was dedicated Thursday.” Read more…

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Mexican Foreign Secretary in Tucson, next in high-level visits from Mexico

Arizona Public Media “Earlier this week, Mexico’s ambassador to the U.S. met with lieutenant governors in Nogales, Arizona. He was also in Tucson to meet with Mayor Jonathan Rothschild.” Read more…

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November 22, 2016

Get Started Tucson celebrated entrepreneurial spirit

Inside Tucson Business “Mayor Rothschild, during his surprise speech, announced a new competition that will be done in partnership with Centro Fox, part of Startup Mexico.” Read more…

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November 4, 2016

Downtown hotel celebrates milestone

KVOA “The new Downtown hotel is about to put the last beam on top of the structure.” Read more…

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October 22, 2016

Tucson and Mexico sign finance agreement

Arizona Daily Star “Mayor Jonathan Rothschild called the program a boon for the region. ‘The agreement … is going to accelerate secure trade between our countries in ways we have not to date been able to imagine,’ he said. ‘I jumped at the opportunity to facilitate this collaboration and am glad to be a small […]

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September 1, 2016

Tucson regains direct air service to Hermosillo

Arizona Daily Star “‘All I can say is, Yes!’ Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said with a fist pump. ‘I’ve been working on this since taking office and since we were just coming out of the recession, I was told to be patient.’” Read more…

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