Arizona Storytellers: Richard Ruelas

Published: Monday, December 12, 2016 - 7:45am
Updated: Monday, December 12, 2016 - 9:11am
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Richard Ruelas is a reporter at the Arizona Republic.

KJZZ is partnering with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers project on the radio. Storytellers in Phoenix share their stories at live events in town. Some of the stories are about living here, some are not.

In 2011, a mass shooting in Tucson left former congresswoman, Gabby Giffords, and many others critically injured, and several dead.

Two days later, state legislator Lori Klein brought a loaded gun to the state of the state address at the Capitol. 

Six months after that, reporter Richard Ruelas was working on a story about gun owners. Richard wanted to find out why Lori had brought that gun to the state capitol.

Richard and photographer Mark Henle met with Lori in the lobby at the Senate.

Richard Ruelas is a reporter at the Arizona Republic.

The next storytelling event is Wednesday, Dec. 21, and Thursday, Dec. 22, at the Arizona Biltmore.

To learn more about the Arizona Storytellers project or how to tell your own story, visit

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