Arizona’s attorney general has filed a federal complaint seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent Gannett from stopping the presses for the Tucson Citizen. The publishing company announced Friday the final print edition of the paper was Saturday.
It looks like an interested buyer set the wheels in motion for the restraining order. According to the Arizona Daily Star, Stephen Hadland, CEO of the Santa Monica Media Co., which owns 5 papers in the L.A. area, offered to buy the Citizen for $400,000. The offer was rejected.
A court hearing is set for 9:30 am local time today in U.S. District Court in Tucson.