When doctors finish placing a plastic implant under Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' scalp on Wednesday it will mark a key milestone in her recovery, one that will significantly improve her quality of life and help her feel normal again, experts said.Read More »
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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' recovery isn't slowing down while her astronaut husband speeds around the Earth.
Giffords will undergo surgery Wednesday so doctors can replace a piece of her skull with a plastic implant, another encouraging step since the Arizona congresswoman was shot in the head more than four months ago.
The January shooting in Tucson, which occurred just two days before the 2011 legislative session began, inspired soul searching among rattled and emotional lawmakers, who pledged a new era of civility across the partisan divide. Others vowed drastic changes to Arizona’s laws on guns and mental health in response to a mass shooting carried out by a man with documented-but-untreated mental health problems.
But while some lawmakers say the lessons of Jan. 8 stayed with them through sine die, most have seen few changes.
An NBC affiliate in Tucson says it won't air an upcoming episode of "Law & Order: LA" in prime time because the show closely mirrors the January shooting rampage in the city.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has finished poring over bills passed during the Legislature's regular session, approving more than 350 and vetoing nearly 30, including a measure that would have let people carry guns into most government buildings that have no armed guards or metal detectors in place.Read More »
Members of Arizona's congressional delegation are applauding armed service members after the announcement of Osama bin Laden's death.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday vetoed a bill that would have allowed people to carry guns into most government buildings that don't have armed guards or metal detectors in place.Read More »
President Barack Obama met Friday with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who survived an assassination attempt in January. The reunion was a bright spot for the president in a day otherwise marked by storm devastation in Alabama and by disappointment in the cancellation of the space shuttle Endeavour's final launch.Read More »
It's a sight many Americans would surely love to see: a recovering Rep. Gabrielle Giffords watching as her astronaut husband blasts off into space.Read More »
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords left the hospital and boarded an airplane Wednesday to travel to Florida to see her husband's space shuttle launch in another important step in her long recovery from a bullet wound to the head suffered at a political event nearly four months ago.Read More »