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8 months 2 weeks ago

Gov. tours shops affected by Newtown shooting

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Gov. Dannel Malloy is getting a firsthand look at some businesses in Newtown that suffered economically after December's massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Many shops and restaurants near the school could not stay open in the days after the shooting that left 26 students...

9 months 8 hours ago

Senators want Newtown donations audit

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's U.S. senators are calling for an independent audit of more than $11 million in donations received in response to the Newtown school shooting to determine what donors wanted done with the money. The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation released a plan this week to give...

1 year 2 weeks ago

Sheriffs criticize Colorado gun laws

DENVER - Sheriffs from more than a dozen Colorado counties held a news conference Wednesday to highlight what they see as flaws with the state's new gun control laws. The event was held a short distance away from the Denver Police Academy where President Obama held up the gun laws...

1 year 2 weeks ago

NRA Day controversy highlights political divide

COLORADO SPRINGS - El Paso County Commissioners will vote this week whether to declare Thursday as Friends of the National Rifle Association Day . The resolution of appreciation is entirely symbolic. "They're fabulous community partners," said commissioner Peggy Littleton, who doesn't mind people knowing that she carries a concealed...

1 year 2 months ago

Newtown parents urge enforcement of gun laws

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Some parents of the young victims of the Newtown elementary school shooting are calling for better enforcement of Connecticut's gun laws and questioning why civilians would need semiautomatic, military-style weapons. Neil Heslin, whose 6-year-old son Jesse was one of the 20 first-graders killed in the Dec....

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