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Through the Eyes of Love......

Janine Francolini | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Janine Francolini

What a different world it could have been if we were able to heed the Pope's call to action before tragedies like Newtown and stop isolating and discriminating against those who have all types of brain differences.

Newtown Group Demands Jay Leno Cancel His Performance At Gun Lobby Trade Show

Mother Jones | Tim Murphy | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

Gun control advocates aren't laughing about Jay Leno's next move....

Newtown, 730 Days Later: Lessons Learned

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

For those who have suffered since Newtown and for those who predictably will suffer in the months to come, a few lessons learned in hindsight from one Newtown Resident.

Therapists Missed Newtown Gunman's Rage As A Teenager

Reuters | Richard Weizel | Posted 10.25.2014 | Crime

HARTFORD, Conn., Oct 24 (Reuters) - The extent of Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza's growing rage, isolation and delusions when he was a teenager wer...

Christina Wilkie

Washington Voters Will Weigh Competing Gun Control Measures On Heels Of School Shooting | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A shooting at a suburban Washington state high school on Friday is likely to intensify an already heated debate over two competing state...

Terrorism, Ottawa, and the New Normal

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

As shocked as many Canadians, and much of the world, are about the shootings that occurred in Ottawa yesterday, they really shouldn't be.

Focusing on Closing the Gender Gap in School Shootings

Jonathan J. Doll, PhD | Posted 10.06.2014 | Education
Jonathan J. Doll, PhD

We need to find out how to prevent every school shooting, but focusing on the overwhelming male incidence of these tragic events may be helpful.

Unplugged With Liza and Janine -- Part One

Janine Francolini | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Janine Francolini

We decided that in order to melt down shame and fear around mental health, we needed to have real, open conversations together. We talked about many topics, including our own personal histories of mental health challenges, the civil rights components of this cause, and some of our "secrets."

GOP Candidate Apologizes For Newtown Truther Remarks

AP | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — A Pueblo County commission candidate said an article posted on Facebook saying the Newtown shootings were a hoax said his remarks were...

Official: Newtown Donations Created Deep Conflicts After Shootings

Reuters | Posted 11.15.2014 | Impact

By Richard Weizel HARTFORD, Conn., Sept 12 (Reuters) - The millions of dollars in donations and grants that poured into Newtown, Conne...

Woman Who Lost Father On 9/11 Helps Newtown Victims Heal

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.11.2014 | Good News

Amanda Gregory often thinks of Sept. 11, 2001, the day she lost her father in the World Trade Center attacks. But there was one event in particular in...

The Origins -- And The Price -- Of My Accidental Manifesto For Children's Mental Health

Liza Long | Posted 11.04.2014 | Parents
Liza Long

For me, and for many other parents, this is what "normal" looks like. People said that I was brave for telling my story. I did not feel brave; I felt helpless.

Ferguson: Taking Steps to Support a Path Forward

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Richard C. Harwood

As events continue to unfold in Ferguson, Mo., there are three questions we must ask ourselves: What are we to make of what is happening there? How can Ferguson not be the victim of empty promises of aid and justice that so often come after tragic events? And how can the community productively move forward?

Gov Makes Newtown Response A Campaign Issue

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is making a campaign issue of his handling of the 2012 mass school shooting in Newtown, using it as he ...

Newtown Teacher Who Saved 15 Students To Pen Memoir About Overcoming 'Unbearable Tragedy'

AP | Posted 07.29.2014 | Good News

NEW YORK (AP) — A Connecticut teacher who helped save students' lives during the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has a book deal. G.P. Putnam...

There's Always Time for Empathy, Governor Christie

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

A grieving parent makes a respectful effort to initiate such change, or at least to establish a healthy dialogue, and they are reproached by a prominent politician for their "grandstanding."

Newtown Victim's Animal Sanctuary Dream Becomes A Reality

AP/HuffPost | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 07.07.2014 | Good News

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Before she was killed in the Newtown school massacre, 6-year-old Catherine Violet Hubbard raised money from returnable bottle...

Report: Donors 'Exceptionally Generous' After Sandy Hook Shooting, Gave Over $28 Million

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — People from Connecticut, across the U.S. and around the world have donated more than $28 million to charities in the wake of ...

This Dancing Crossing Guard Is Making Sandy Hook A Brighter Place

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Good News

This is Kathy Holick. She's a dance-aholic; and if you saw her boogie, you'd be sure to crack a smile. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getE...

Newtown: A Shared Experience

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

A noteworthy event took place in Newtown, CT last month. On May 31, the Newtown community proudly hosted a gathering of visitors. No media, no politics -- just people.

Sales Of Bulletproof Blankets Beat Maker's 'Wildest Expectations'

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business

The alarming rate of school shootings across the country appears to have added an unsettling new item to parents' list of "back to school" items: bull...

Oregon School Shooting Calls For Faithful Outrage

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 08.10.2014 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Too many people worship guns instead of God. Still, Jesus and the disciples were stronger then all the Roman Empire two thousand years ago. The Cross lobby will still prevail against the gun lobby.

Katy Hall

All 74 School Shootings Since Newtown, In One Depressing Map | Katy Hall | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012, President Obama promised "meaningful action to prevent m...

Nick Wing

If It's A School Week In America, Odds Are There Will Be A School Shooting | Nick Wing | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

Since the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, there have been an average of 1.37 school shootings for each school w...

Jennifer Bendery

Jay Carney Reflects On Newtown Shootings: I've Never Seen Obama So Upset | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just days to go until he leaves his post as White House press secretary, Jay Carney is looking back on the moments that stand out t...