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Governor signs emergency powers bill (access required)

A measure that its sponsor said would help people defend themselves in a Katrina-like disaster was signed into law by Gov. Janet Napolitano, confirming earlier reports that she and the National Rifle Association have reached a compromise. The compromise explicitly allows state officials to remove storages of ammunition from what is considered a dangerous situation, the ...

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