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Two Years After Newtown, Some States Are Retreating On Mental Health Funding

Stateline | Michael Ollove | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

The Message Kroger Doesn't Want You to Hear

Shannon Watts | Posted 02.13.2015 | Impact
Shannon Watts

In a majority of states, it is completely legal to open carry a loaded gun in public without any training, permitting, or a background check.

Addressing the Real Threats

Mark Barden | Posted 02.13.2015 | Impact
Mark Barden

Today, Natalie is no longer concerned with pretend monsters because she learned -- in the worst way imaginable -- about the real threats to our families and communities.

Beautiful Acts Of Kindness To Share On The Anniversary Of Sandy Hook

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living

It's been two years since the heartbreaking events at Sandy Hook Elementary and on Dec. 14, we'll stand together to remember the lives lost. In honor ...

Joseph Erbentraut

'It Doesn't Matter Where You're At -- People Have Guns Everywhere' | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 12.15.2014 | Crime

This Sunday marks two years since 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn...

Jennifer Bendery

Chris Murphy Dedicates Day To Acts Of Kindness To Honor Newtown Victims | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the anniversary of the Newtown shootings approaches, one of Connecticut's senators decided to do something different to honor the mem...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Almost 100 School Shootings Have Occurred Since Newtown | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 100 school shootings have occurred in the two years since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to a report rel...

Volunteers Help Newtown Archive Every Item Received Following Shooting

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of cards, letters, stuffed animals and children's artwork from around the world flooded into Newtown in...

One Year Later, Enough Is Enough

Connor Ryan | Posted 02.13.2014 | Media
Connor Ryan

On the one-year anniversary of the shootings, it's only right for journalists to pivot away from this story and recognize that the people whose lives were irrevocably altered last December have asked for nothing but peace this year.

Bells Toll 26 Times To Honor School Shooting Victims

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 02.13.2014 | Crime

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Bells tolled 26 times to honor the children and educators killed one year ago in a shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary S...

Newtown Anniversary Front Pages Will Break Your Heart All Over Again

Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

These are some of the somber and sorrowful front pages of newspapers remembering the massacre at Newtown a year later. In a cruel development, some pa...

#ShameOnDC: Americans Speak Out Against Washington's Inaction On Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

One year has passed since 20 children and six teachers were shot and killed in Newtown, Conn., and yet, Washington, D.C. has still failed to enact maj...

One Year After Sandy Hook: We Owe It to Our Children to Do Everything in Our Power to Prevent Another Tragedy

Sen. Bob Casey | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Sen. Bob Casey

Every elected official should ask: Have I done enough to substantially reduce the likelihood that this ever happens again?

Gabby Giffords Super PAC Releases New Ad On Newtown Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Americans for Responsible Solutions, the anti-gun violence group created by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and her husband Mark Kelly, relea...

COMING UP: Students' Touching Sandy Hook Tributes

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

While our politicians have done little to pass gun control legislation, individuals and small groups across the nation have stepped up to help their c...

COMING UP: The Business Of Guns

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

HuffPost Live takes a look at the state of gun sales in America, and their significant rise after the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting in December...

COMING UP: Mental Health After Sandy Hook

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

One year after Newtown, Vice President Joe Biden has pledged $100 million for improving national mental health services. Where does America's mental h...

A Prayer for Action, One Year After Sandy Hook

Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde | Posted 02.12.2014 | Religion
Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde

It is long past time to pass legislation that will expand background checks and other modest measures that will save lives and assuage even a small portion of the grief caused by gun violence that has become a staple of our pastoral duties and our prayers.

Some From Newtown Join Vigil At National Cathedral

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the Newtown, Conn., community, including the parent of a teacher killed in a school massacre last year, are joining a v...

For the Love of Grace

Sue Shanahan | Posted 02.11.2014 | Parents
Sue Shanahan

Grace Audrey McDonnell didn't have an ounce of hate in her. She was the light and the love of her family. She was Chris and Lynn's daughter and Jack's little sister. She was a granddaughter, a friend and loved by many. But to me, she will always be, simply Grace of my heart.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Connecticut Lawmakers Vow To Reverse 'Shame' Of Gun Control Failure | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Esty spent the morning of Dec. 14, 2012, in a Boston briefing for newly elected members of Congress until a phone call interru...

Sam Stein

Progress On Gun Control Seemed Inevitable After Sandy Hook, But Apparently That Was Wrong | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the immediate aftermath of the shooting of 20 students and six school staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn....

Sam Stein

The Newtown Moment That Came And Went | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There have been many instances of mass gun violence during the presidency of Barack Obama. Some faded away without much public recogniti...

A Year After Newtown, Searching For Answers In The Nation's Schools

Center For Public Integrity | Nicholas Kusnetz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

It wasn’t quite cold enough to need a vest on a mid-November Texas morning, but Matt Dossey was wearing one anyway. Made of heavy-weight beige canva...

A Newtown Mom's Reflections On Love And Loss One Year Later

Alissa Parker | Posted 02.09.2014 | Parents
Alissa Parker

It has been one year since I saw my sweet little Emilie. I will be honest, I hate when the media comes into town. I don't like seeing their vans with large satellite dishes parked on every corner. I don't like seeing my daughter's picture on the news associated with her violent death.