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  • Girl's death a turning point -- but only if outrage leads to action

    Girl's death a turning point -- but only if outrage leads to action
    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...
  • After Disaster: Keeping It Together

    After Disaster: Keeping It Together
    Editor's Note: The author will be a panelist at a Courant Key Issues Forum on Friday, Sept. 19, at Hartford Hospital's Heublein Hall. See here for details. As a psychologist who has worked solely in the field of trauma for 25 years, my work has taken me...
  • Sandy Hook Parents Launching National Lobby Group Monday

    Sandy Hook Parents Launching National Lobby Group Monday
    A group of Sandy Hook parents announced formation Friday of a national group that will “honor the lives lost by unveiling a grassroots initiative committed to preventing similar tragedies from ever taking place again.” Sandy Hook Promise...
  • Newtown Residents To Launch Lobbying Campaign

    Newtown Residents To Launch Lobbying Campaign
    One month after the devastating shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a group of local residents who formed "Newtown United" plan to unveil a national grass-roots initiative aimed at reducing gun violence with the goal of "preventing similar tragedies...
  • Parents Of Sandy Hook Victim Call For Broad Approach To Improving Safety

    Parents Of Sandy Hook Victim Call For Broad Approach To Improving Safety
    The fight against gun violence shouldn't focus too tightly on one possible solution, the father of a 6-year-old who died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre said on national television Monday. "Focusing on one or another, I don't think would be...
  • A Deeper Divide: The Gun Control Debate After Newtown

    A Deeper Divide: The Gun Control Debate After Newtown
    Last fall, residents of Newtown were having a debate that could have taken place almost anywhere in America. It was an argument over guns. The issue was fairly simple: Should amateur shooting ranges be subject to inspection and approval by the police...
  • Newtown's Legacy Must Be Reining In Gun Violence

    Will the Sandy Hook Promise be kept? If you watched the Hartford Courant / Frontline special "Raising Adam Lanza / Newtown Divided" on PBS Tuesday night, you know there is a group of people in Newtown, with supporters across the country, intensely...
  • Newtown Families Make Their Case In Washington

    Newtown Families Make Their Case In Washington
    WASHINGTON — At the end of an emotional day of deeply personal meetings with senators Wednesday, families of victims of the Newtown school massacre sat down for a public conversation with Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who had just...
  • Waves of shock and grief after shooting at Colorado high school

    Shock,  horror and grief poured out over social media Friday as an all-too-familiar scenario played out when a student opened fire inside Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo. It was just a day before the anniversary of the school shooting in...
  • New details emerge in Colorado school shooting

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Armed with a shotgun, a student entered Arapahoe High School and opened fire, hitting two other students before fatally turning the weapon on himself in the latest incident to confront a nation already debating the effects of...
  • Bells toll as nation marks anniversary of Sandy Hook school shooting

    Bells toll as nation marks anniversary of Sandy Hook school shooting
    From the steepled churches of Newtown, Conn., to the state Capitol in Hartford, bells chimed 26 times Saturday to remember the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, which sparked a debate on gun laws that continues to divide the nation....