The hurricane damage and destruction faced by Puerto Rico will take an extended period of time to recover from — even if a huge influx of support comes from the mainland U.S. But even before that, the island was facing overwhelming debt and a pension crisis.
Bump stocks are tools that you can affix to a gun in order to allow it to fire faster. On Wednesday, Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced a bill to ban bump stocks and 26 other Democratic Senators signed on in support. A handful of Republican lawmakers also came out saying they would support a ban.
Though business and local government offices in Las Vegas are beginning to get back to their normal schedules, many people on the strip are still taking time to pay their last respects to the victims who died in Sunday night’s mass shooting.
As the week rolls on in Las Vegas, more of daily life is getting back to normal. Local businesses and their employees on the strip said the week has been slow, but more than anything they said it’s been emotional.
"Dear Phoenix. I am sorry. Very very sorry." That mea culpa is from Robrt Pela of Phoenix New Times. His letter, "Dear Phoenix: A longtime resident apologizes to the city he once hated," appears in the newspaper. Pela stopped by the studio recently to talk about his newfound appreciation for Phoenix.