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Yvonne Ervin, the force behind the Tucson Jazz Festival, dies at 59

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Arizona Daily Star “Yvonne Ervin, who launched the Tucson Jazz Festival and as founding director of the Tucson Jazz Society grew it to be the biggest jazz society in the country, died Wednesday night at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix after suffering a heart attack after liver transplant surgery. She was 59.” Read more…

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Rothschild won’t seek third term as Tucson’s mayor

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Arizona Daily Star “Rothschild says the city is in a better place than seven years ago when he took office, and he wants to explore other ways to improve the community, which are all reasons why he won’t be running in 2019.” Read more…

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Tucson hoping to improve quality of life with Oracle Area Task Force

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Tucson News Now “As the city of Tucson continues to grow, members of the city council and Mayor Jonathan Rothschild are working to ensure that the city continues to be a great place to live, work, and play. Specifically within Ward 3, the city is working to improve the quality of life for residents through […]

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Imperfect Produce is bringing up to 350 jobs to Tucson

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Arizona Daily Star “San Francisco-based Imperfect Produce is entering the Arizona market and has chosen Tucson as the site of its national customer care center, creating up to 350 new jobs over the next five years.” Read more…

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

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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

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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

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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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