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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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Mayor’s comments on proposed “public charge” rule

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The administration is proposing a rule that would “dramatically broaden the ‘public charge’ test that has been a part of federal immigration law for decades. The new rule could force immigrant families to choose between permanent legal status and their ability to access basic needs like healthy food, safe housing, and health care.”

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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 prepared remarks at the Tree of Life Synagogue Candlelight Vigil

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The Tree of Life Synagogue has joined a growing fraternity. The Sikh temple in Wisconsin—where, in 2012, a white supremacist gunman killed 6 and wounded 4. The Jewish Community Center in Kansas—where, in 2014, a white supremacist gunman killed 3. The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina—where, in 2015, a white supremacist gunman […]

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