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In this 2009 file photo, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords speaks on the future of federal funding at the SUMC. The forum focused on the economic stimulus package and where funds would be spent here in Tucson.
In this 2009 file photo, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords speaks on the future of federal funding at the SUMC. The forum focused on the economic stimulus package and where funds would be spent here in Tucson.

Sept. 4, 2008

Giffords spoke to UA students on energy and education during her election campaign.

Feb. 17, 2009

Giffords presented an overview of the aims of the stimulus plan to a UA crowd.

“”We have to make sure that we can get our economy back on track.””

Feb. 19, 2009

Giffords and UA officials gathered by Bear Down Gym to witness the UA’s step toward alternative energy production.

Oct.19, 2010

Giffords debated Republican Jesse Kelly in the Student Union during the mid-term elections.

Oct. 28, 2010

Giffords and Rep. Raul Grijalva pumped up the UA Young Democrats during the final few days of voting

Jan. 8, 2011

Giffords was shot in the head during a “”Congress at Your Corner”” event at a Safeway in northwest Tucson at approximately 10:15 a.m.

Nineteen people were also wounded; six died.

Jan. 8, 2011

A candlelight vigil was held outside Giffords’ Tucson office.

More than 100 people gathered in remembrance of  the victims  and to express hope for the injured.

Jan. 9, 2011

Jared Loughner, the primary suspect for the shooting spree was charged with two counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder in federal court.

 

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