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Arizonans Gather At Capitol To Remember Sen. John McCain

Crowds are gathered at the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday morning where Sen. John McCain will lie in state.

There was private ceremony for the late senator at 10 a.m. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, former Sen. Jon Kyl, Sen. Jeff Flake and Father Edward Reese all spoke at the memorial held in the Capitol Rotunda.

The Capitol opened to the public just before 1 p.m., about an hour earlier than scheduled.

McCain family spokesman Rick Davis says everyone will have a chance to pay their respects.

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Will Stone grew up with the sounds of public radio. As a senior field correspondent, he strives to tell the same kind of powerful stories that got him into the business — whether that means trudging through some distant corner of the Sonoran Desert or uncovering an unknown injustice right down the street. Since joining the KJZZ newsroom in 2015, he has covered political scandals, fights over the future of energy, and efforts to care for some of Arizona’s most vulnerable communities. His pieces have also aired on national programs like Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Here & Now and Marketplace. Before coming to KJZZ, he reported for public radio stations in Nevada and Connecticut. Stone received his degree in English literature from Haverford College, where he also wrote about the arts and culture scene in Philadelphia. After graduating, he interned at NPR West in Culver City, California, where he learned from some of the network’s veteran reporters and editors. When he doesn’t have a mic in hand, Stone enjoys climbing mountains, running through his central Phoenix neighborhood and shamelessly promoting his cat, Barry.