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Lost in all the big statewide races in Arizona's primary election are hard-fought congressional battles in which Democrats are trying to clinch a Phoenix-area seat and Republicans are vying for the chance to unseat Democratic incumbents in three districts.
Phoenix is great because of our strong communities where neighbors work together and take pride in the place they call home.
An anonymous donation is keeping the Phoenix gun buyback program going for one final Saturday, May 18.
Any chance of cities or counties conducting future gun-buyback programs is about to evaporate.
Phoenix is organizing three gun buyback events that officials say are aimed at taking unwanted weapons out of homes and giving police a chance to see whether guns have been stolen or used in crimes.
The state House voted Thursday to slam the door on gun buyback programs — even when the owners specifically ask that their weapons be destroyed.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said the state of the city is strong, but that the local economy needs to be the focus moving forward.
Saying it’s none of the government’s business, a House panel voted Wednesday to bar cities, counties and the state from destroying guns that are voluntarily surrendered to them.