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Arizona’s Oldest Daily Stops the Presses

The Tucson Citizen is no more:

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The headline on the final print edition of Saturday’s Tucson Citizen newspaper said it all: Our epitaph.

The 48-page commemorative edition of Arizona’s oldest daily newspaper was filled with individual columns from editors and staffers and highlights of the Citizen’s 138 years of publication. It had a photo montage of the changing face of Tucson and a look at how the paper affected readers’ lives.

The afternoon newspaper was delivered Saturday for the final time to home subscribers, while others who enjoyed the paper and those looking for a collectors’ item went to vending racks, supermarkets and other locations across town, though at some sites there was no run on supplies.


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