The Tucson Citizen was a newspaper published six days per week in Tucson. (Every day except Sunday.) It was founded on October 15, 1870 as the Arizona Citizen.
In spite of a request for a restraining order brought by the Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard to force Gannett to continue publishing the newspaper, the last Tucson Citizen newspaper was published on May 16, 2009. The newspaper existed for 138 years, seven months and one day.
The Tucson Citizen was the oldest continuously published newspaper in Arizona at the time it stopped publication.
Kreutz, Doug "Citizen's end after 138 years 'heartbreaking.'" Arizona Daily Star. May 16, 2009
Quinn, Dale. "Judge upholds Citizen closure." Arizona Daily Star. May 20, 2009. Page A10.
Tucson Citizen. May 16, 2009.
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