| Aug 1, 2014
| 9:41 AM
After the Newtown massacre of Dec. 14, 2012, the state's Democratic governor and legislative leaders began work on a major gun safety bill. Republican state Sen. John McKinney, whose district includes Newtown, had to make a decision. He could oppose the...
| Jul 22, 2014
The phrase came fast after the death of Shamiya Adams: turning point.
A sweet 11-year-old child at a sleepover making s'mores with friends. A stray bullet fired from the violence-plagued streets of Chicago's West Side. An innocent snuffed out in an...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Lawyers for the state and gun rights advocates debated in federal court Tuesday about the government's power to hem in the Second Amendment to ward off mass shootings.
Spectators crammed into a federal courtroom in downtown Baltimore to watch the...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:01 PM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is trying to have it both ways on gun control, and he can't. He is either for sensible and lawful regulation, or he isn't. And voters should so note.
Mr. Christie was in Connecticut this week to campaign for Republican...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 12:35 PM
Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra and his husband, Charlie Ortiz, rarely open up their stately Prospect Avenue home for work-related events but on Wednesday night they did.
The new “Raise the Caliber” sculpture installed earlier in the day at...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 5:28 PM
A Los Angeles Unified School District move to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour has thrust the system into the forefront of a national movement and marks another political victory for a powerful labor group — and it's not the teachers union....
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:19 PM
A majority of the Democratic incumbent lawmakers facing primary challenges in Tuesday's voting appeared to have pulled out victories over their opponents, including some involved in high-profile General Assembly races in Hartford, Bridgeport and Norwalk....
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:06 PM
HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's opponents jumped on the governor's newest campaign commercial on Monday for featuring the Newtown tragedy and using a disputed number to describe the state's debt situation.
Released on Monday morning, the 30-...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 11:20 AM
The distribution of donations made to Newtown following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was so problematic that it has likely left "a permanent fracture in the community," First Selectwoman Pat Llodra said Friday.
Llodra and Superintendent...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 3:22 PM
Newtown gun control activists won another victory Monday when the CEO of Panera Bread announced company plans to adopt a stricter firearms policy.
Last year, advocates focused their lobbying efforts on legislatures, but since the defeat of gun control...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:44 PM
NEWTOWN, Conn. — The firehouse is still there, just as it was on the day of the shooting, except for the 26 bronze stars adorning its roof: one for each victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
The school is still there too, a short...