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County approves permanent Jan. 8th memorial

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Pima County Board of Supervisors unanimously gave its approval today on a resolution to make a permanent January 8th Memorial to honor the victims of the tragedy. 

The county will provide space in the Pima County Courthouse downtown and in adjacent El Presidio Park for the memorial.

Tucson News Now has learned that the memorial will be a combination of indoor and outdoor exhibits, which will take up the first floor and Presidio Plaza. 

The hope is for the memorial to be more museum-like and display hundreds of items – cards, messages, artwork that was collected from makeshift memorials that popped up across Tucson after the shooting.

Memorial organizers are looking for a design team that will incorporate several ideas from the public and elected officials, as well as the January 8th Memorial Foundation. 

Estimated costs for this memorial are around $10 million. 

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