| Feb 3, 2014
| 2:32 PM
The General Assembly begins its short session Wednesday. But even if the calendar squeeze and electoral politics get in the way, there is still important legislative work to do.
Sessions in even-numbered years are two months shorter than those in odd-...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 6:20 AM
BROOKFIELD — During a two-hour debate Sunday evening, Republican gubernatorial candidates jockeyed for the chance to face expected Democrat nominee Dannel P. Malloy in November's election, differing sharply on gun control.
The candidates agreed...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 2:03 PM
In a move that activists described as the first of its kind for any American college or university, Occidental College in Los Angeles is pledging to stay away from any investments in companies that manufacture military-style assault weapons and high-...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:28 AM
A judge is weighing whether to make public the 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Painful as they undoubtedly are, he should.
The state official in charge of the (long delayed) investigation is fighting to keep them private, but...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Howard County is asking a federal court to throw out a former Fire Department battalion chief's lawsuit, arguing that the Facebook posts that triggered his dismissal were not constitutionally protected because they were "at best, personal opinion or pique...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 7:08 PM
NEW YORK — Police responding to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., last year found the hallway strewn with rifle casings, the "distinct smell of fired ammunition" in the building, and children and teachers locked in closets...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:07 PM
The General Assembly should reject the recommendations adopted last week by the Task Force on Victim Privacy and the Public's Right to Know.
If the legislature adopts the recommendations of this panel, of which I was a member, it will make it easier for...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Gun violence is a public health issue and research needs to be conducted on ways to reduce it, Pennsylvania's medical establishment says. The Pennsylvania Medical Society's House of Delegates this weekend voted on a resolution to declare gun violence a...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 12:46 PM
A gun-carrying student who was arrested at the University of New Haven kept newspaper clippings about mass shootings in his home and a large ammunition cache in a padlocked bedroom, police said Wednesday.
William Dong, 22, of Fairfield, Conn., was...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Wealthy collectors and famous international artists are descending on the Miami Beach convention center this week for the Art Basel show; but a young, largely unknown artist from Woodland Hills is kicking up some dust of his own nearby, in the city’...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Newtown, Conn., officials and families of victims are seeking to commemorate the first anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School with privacy for grieving and with everyday acts of kindness.
On Dec. 14, Adam Lanza invaded the school...