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September 14, 2017

Tucson named a World Festival & Event City

On Thursday, September 14th, Tucson was named a World Festival & Event City by IFEA, the International Festivals & Events Association. The announcement was made at their annual convention, which took place in Tucson for the third time in three years. See the video entry submitted by FEATS AZ—you’ll be surprised how many great festivals […]

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September 5, 2017

Mayor’s statement on DACA—Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

This decision to end DACA is cruel and un-American and must be reversed immediately by Congress.

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September 1, 2017

Mayor hosts swearing-in of 28 new citizens at City Hall ceremony

The last step in the difficult and years-long process of becoming a U.S. citizen, the naturalization ceremony is a happy time for participants and their families. During and after today’s ceremony, people waved American flags, posed for photos in front of the flag, and spoke with great feeling about their gratitude at being part of this country.

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August 30, 2017

Hurricane relief—how you can help

Help the people of Houston recover from Hurricane Harvey. Here are links to some of the organizations helping with hurricane relief efforts.

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August 22, 2017

From foster kid to pageant winner, this Marana teen has her CASA to thank

Arizona Daily Star “For five years, Dimon said she saw 35 people bounce in and out of her life. But not Dean. Dean was there to stay.” Read more…

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August 21, 2017

Group mentoring transformed these Tucson High boys into men

Arizona Daily Star “‘When I didn’t really have a good role model, I was getting into bad things, doing bad stuff,’ he said. ‘Basically, I would have been arrested by now. Going into the group and having role models set my head straight.’” Read more…

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Tucson middle school students get to pick the brains of professionals

Arizona Daily Star “For professionals who want to give back but have limited time, the Leadership Institute may be the answer.” Read more…

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August 20, 2017

Think you don’t have time to mentor a kid? Think again

Arizona Daily Star “On Monday, Aug. 21, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will announce an initiative encouraging more Tucsonans to partner with agencies making a difference in the lives of our young people.” Read more…

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June 21, 2017

Tucson Fire Department wins highest rating

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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April 22, 2017

March for Science in Tucson—Mayor’s prepared remarks

There’s never been a more important time for scientists, and people who care about science, to be involved in politics—advocating, working on campaigns and in political parties, and running for office.

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