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Montgomery Co. schools could get new safety features

Montgomery County's public schools could feel every safer for students and staff if the County Council approves funding for a new security plan.

Wednesday - 07/10/2013, 11:42am EDT

Tags: Kate Ryan, Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery County Council, Sandy Hook Elementary, school safety

Va. Tech, Newtown cyclists ride to Capitol

Riding side by side, family members of the Virginia Tech shooting victims and a team of cyclists from Newtown, Conn., made their way to Capitol Hill Tuesday seeking changes to the nation's gun laws and solidarity.

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 08:30pm EDT

Tags: Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech massacre, gun laws, U.S. Capitol, cycling

Thousands march for gun control in Washington

Thousands of people, many holding signs with names of gun violence victims and messages such as Ban Assault Weapons Now, joined a rally for gun control on Saturday, marching from the Capitol to the Washington Monument.

Saturday - 01/26/2013, 06:22pm EST

Tags: National Mall, gun control march

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Kaine: Common ground can be found as lawmakers consider gun control

There is common ground among opposing sides as lawmakers tackle the issue of gun control, mental health and school safety.

Friday - 01/11/2013, 12:14pm EST

Tags: Heather Brady, NRA, gun control, school shooting, Tim Kaine,

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NRA: Obama administration's proposals are 'cosmetic' solutions

The National Rifle Association says the Obama administration's proposals to curb gun violence in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre don't address the heart of the problem, advocating instead for better mental health care and vigorous prosecution of criminals who use guns.

Friday - 01/11/2013, 12:06pm EST

Tags: NRA, David Keene, Joe Biden, school shooting, Heather Brady

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Maryland schools answer snowflake call for Sandy Hook students

Sandy Hook Elementary School students will return to a new school after winter break. To help make it a welcoming environment, the Connecticut PTSA is asking for paper snowflakes that volunteers will string throughout the school.

Monday - 12/31/2012, 01:41pm EST

Tags: Sandy Hook, donations, Stephanie Steinberg

Anne Arundel schools report mass absences

Anne Arundel County public schools reported mass absences Friday following rumors of a school shooting and in the wake of the Newtown massacre.

Saturday - 12/22/2012, 03:20pm EST

Tags: school absences, school safety,

Va. gun sales brisk in wake of Newtown

Gun sales have increased in the wake of the Connecticut shootings that gave rise to talk about new guns restrictions. And Friday morning, business was brisk at local gun shops in Virginia.

Friday - 12/21/2012, 08:24pm EST

Tags: guns, gun laws, gun sales, Kathy Stewart

Comfort dogs visit Newtown, Conn. community

The residents of Newtown, Conn., are getting help from volunteers skilled in offering comfort. And they do it without saying a word.

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 04:06pm EST

Tags: Kate Ryan, comfort dogs, Sandy Hook,

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