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September 19, 2018

Tucson mayor, refugee groups push for support of resettlement program

Arizona Daily Star “’Wherever they come from initially, when they’re here, they’re Tucsonans,’ Rothschild said, urging support of the resettlement program.” Read more…

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September 18, 2018

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

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

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

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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September 7, 2018

Mayor joins TUSD, volunteers for Steps to Success walk

On Friday, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild joined more than 100 volunteers and Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) staff members for the district’s 9th Steps to Success walk.

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August 27, 2018

Veterans Court receives federal grant

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild held a press conference at City Hall on Monday to announce the award of a federal grant to the Regional Municipalities Veterans Treatment Court (Veterans Court), part of Tucson’s City Court system.

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August 23, 2018

Indoor football comes to the Tucson Arena

Billed as “Half the Field, Double the Football, Triple the Fun,” indoor football moves at a faster clip and is a higher-scoring game than regular football.

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild summed it up as, “Indoor football is to regular football as the Sonoran hot dog is to the regular hot dog,” and encouraged Tucsonans to check it out.

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August 17, 2018

Parks + Connections Bond (Proposition 407)

Proposition 407, which will be on the November 6, 2018 ballot, asks voters to consider a $225 million bond to improve parks, pathways, greenways, and bikeways.

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July 23, 2018

New DEK hockey rink at Doolen Middle School

Tucson’s first DEK hockey rink went up in record time with donated labor and materials, thanks to a community-wide effort on the part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson, the City of Tucson, the Tucson Roadrunners, Tucson Unified School District, and many others.

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June 26, 2018

Mayor invites local businesses to apply to Local First Arizona’s SCALE UP program

“Sustainable practices will save your business money,” Mayor Rothschild said in his remarks, noting that the SCALE UP program not only shows you how to save money, but also gives you access to capital, so you can make investments that will save you money.

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