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Conn. lawmakers unveil bipartisan gun control plan

April 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

HARTFORD, Conn. With an announcement of sweeping proposals to curb gun violence, Connecticut lawmakers said they are hoping to send a message to Congress and other state legislators across the country: A bipartisan agreement on gun control is possible. Continue Reading

Week after school massacre, new gunman details emerge

December 23, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Adam Lanza good with computers, but rarely spoke.
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PARKER: Talking won’t fix what happened in Newtown /.<

December 20, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Love is not just a valentine. It is a covenant with the greater good. It involves charity, compassion, empathy, self-sacrifice and, yes, listening.
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OUR VIEW: Action must follow Newtown talk, tears

December 20, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Last Friday, students at L.B. Williams Elementary School in Mitchell were making gingerbread houses. So were students at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
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Johnson: All options on table after shooting

December 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Senator declines to stake out clear positions; Thune and Noem similarly vague.
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TV icon’s words on ‘caring people’ go viral following Conn. shooting

December 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers so many caring people in this world.” Mister Rogers
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OUR VIEW: Don’t blame news media for Friday’s shootings

December 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

In what appears to be a hoax, someone claiming to be Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman blamed the media for Friday’s tragic school shooting.
Friday night, the social media site Facebook lit up after a long scroll attributed to Freeman was posted online. In the comments, the writer said the reason for the latest tragedy is “because of the way the media reports it.”
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Newtown holds the first funerals for shooting victims

December 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

NEWTOWN, Conn. A grief-stricken Newtown on Monday began burying the littlest victims of the school massacre, starting with two 6-year-old boys one of them a big football fan, the other a mischievous, whip-smart youngster whose twin sister survived the rampage. Continue Reading

Conn. gunman was familiar with firearms

December 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

As details of her son’s troubled life trickled out Saturday, the day after he gunned down 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the portrait emerging is one of a detached killer who knew his way around a trigger and of a family that feared outsiders in the home.
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OUR OPINION: Comments offer insight about shootings

December 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

So often these days, readers who comment on news items online ask great questions and offer useful information. And the readers who’ve commented on the stories about the shootings in Connecticut are no exception. Continue Reading