Dispatches from Tucson

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President Obama is wheels up on his way to Tucson, and locals have long since started queuing in hopes of getting into the University of Arizona’s 14,000-capacity McKale Center for tonight’s memorial, “Together We Thrive: Tucson and America.” In addition to Obama, the university’s president, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano (Brewer’s predecessor), and Attorney General Eric Holder are among those expected to speak. The service is expected to last about an hour, with Obama’s remarks expect to clock in at 10-15 minutes.

Meanwhile, here are two more time.com dispatches from Tucson: Katy surveying the scene at the Loughner’s, and my story on Arizona’s two sheriffs.