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Tucson Fire Department wins highest rating

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

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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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Mayor launches Great Start Program

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The program provides school districts with tickets to distribute to students so they can experience the arts, history and science at local museums and attractions.

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Second Chance Tucson symposium draws hundreds

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Billed as a community forum focused on overcoming challenges from prior convictions, Wednesday’s Second Chance Tucson event drew a crowd of more than 300 to the historic Fox Tucson Theatre. The event featured authors Michael Santos and Shon Hopwood as keynote speakers, as well as panelists from the Tucson community.

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Mayor’s Borderlands Trade Conference focuses on supply chain

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Featuring speakers with backgrounds in economic development, trade and industry sectors, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild’s second Borderlands Trade Conference took place before a sold-out crowd at the Tucson Convention Center Friday, January 22nd.

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Tucson named a World City of Gastronomy

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2015 City of Gastronomy designation

Today, Tucson became the first and only city in the United States to be designated a World City of Gastronomy by UNESCO, the educational, scientific and cultural agency of the United Nations.

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Hats Off to Heroes veterans celebration a success

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Close to a thousand Tucsonans—veterans, servicemembers and civilians—showed up at Reid Park Saturday, November 14th, to honor Tucson’s veterans. Mayor Rothschild’s office worked with veterans groups to create “Hats Off to Heroes,” an extended celebration of Veterans Day.

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Tucson schoolchildren send thank yous to veterans

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Veterans Day 2015 photo

“This made my day,” said Mayor Rothschild. “I’m so pleased that Council Member Fimbres took the time to put this together and that so many schools participated. You could clearly see how pleased the veterans were to hear from children they hadn’t even met.”

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Attendance awareness program yields results

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Attendance awareness press conference at Hollinger K-8, with TUSD Superintendent Dr. H.T. Sanchez, Sunnyside Superintendent Steve Holmes and Amphi Superintendent Patrick Nelson, September 2015

“Whatever the age is, school attendance is critical,” said Mayor Rothschild. “You can’t keep up if you’re not there. But what we’re going to do in this initiative is give special focus to the early grades, because this is when children learn to read, building the foundation for academic success.”

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