On the same day the Florida legislature declined to take up a gun control bill, Democrats in the Arizona House of Representatives tried to get that chamber to vote on a measure to ban bump stocks. Here to talk about that, as well as some new comments from Governor Doug Ducey on this issue is Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services.
Flagstaff has a housing problem. Rents in the college ski town are sky high. So the city came up with a plan for high-occupancy housing, an effort mainly focused on student housing from the overflowing Northern Arizona University campus.
Since news of last week's shooting broke, teenagers and students have been leading the charge in calling for stronger gun legislation. Ryan Deitsch and Jaylene Kennedy are two of those students. They weigh in today on The Takeaway.
Billy Graham, the most famous minister of his era, died Wednesday at his home in Montreat, N.C., spokesman Todd Shearer tells NPR. In his 99 years, Graham changed the face of evangelical Christianity in America.
Flagstaff’s in an affordable housing jam. There are few places to build in a town surrounded by national forest. But the city’s also bordered by the Navajo Nation, which has a housing shortage of its own. A new Flagstaff housing program is putting many of these people in their own homes.
An Arizona lawmaker failed to get his bill on banning bump stocks, like those used in last fall’s Las Vegas massacre, heard on the House floor Tuesday as a majority of representatives voted against his motion.
A few years ago, a region in the neighboring Mexican state of Sonora suffered serious damages to its economy after an environmental catastrophe. But now that area has a plan to move forward, with the support of an Arizona-based organization.
For the second year, the Arizona Department of Transportation is calling for some clever minds to enter their Safety Message Contest. Two winners will have messages flashed statewide on freeway monitor signs.
Well you’ll have to start calling J.D. Martinez a former Diamondbacks slugger. The team learned last night Martinez signed with the Boston Red Sox on a $110 million, five-year deal. With us now for all the ins and outs on this is USA Today’s baseball editor, Gabe Lacques.