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A sign welcoming children from Sandy Hook Elementary school sits on the road in Monroe, Connecticut on January 3, 2013. (credit: Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Sandy Hook Students To Have Shorter School Year Following Massacre

The state Board of Education on Wednesday granted a waiver shortening their school year from the mandatory 180 days to 177 days.

01/23/2013

Guns turned in as part of a gun buyback program in Bridgeport, Conn. - Dec. 22, 2012 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Dueling Visions Of Guns In America Dominate Weekend Discourse

Dueling visions of guns in America were heard across the country this weekend – from rallies in favor of the right to bear arms to churches focusing on how to prevent gun violence.

01/20/2013

Connecticut State Capitol (credit: League of Women Voters of Connecticut, Inc.)

Panel To Discuss Safety Changes In Connecticut After Newtown Massacre

A panel was set to meet for the first time this week, after being ordered by Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to recommend possible changes to state laws and policies in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre.

01/20/2013

Guns for sale at Stamford gun show (credit: CBS 2)

Bill Would Tax Guns, Ammo In New Jersey To Fund Safety Upgrades

A proposed bill in the New Jersey State Assembly would place an extra tax on guns and ammunition to fund public safety improvements.

01/19/2013

Sandy Hook Elementary School Teacher Victoria Soto (credit: CBS 2)

Stratford, Conn. Town Council Votes To Name School For Slain Teacher

The Town Council in Stratford, Conn., voted Monday to name a school after a teacher who was killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and hailed as a hero.

01/14/2013

Parents of victims and town leaders vow to push for real change in the wake of Sandy Hook school shooting. (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Families Of Sandy Hook Victims Push For Change

Sandy Hook Promise, formerly known as Newtown United, announced an initiative aimed at preventing future violent tragedies by calling for a national dialogue and action on gun control, mental health care and public safety.

01/14/2013

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Malloy To Biden: Tighter Gun Control Is Needed

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has told Vice President Joe Biden he wants to see the federal government reinstate a ban on assault weapons, and outlaw high-capacity ammunition magazines in the wake of the Newtown school killings.

01/13/2013

Vice President Joseph Biden istens as President Barack Obama speaks during an announcement on gun reform at the White House December 19, 2012 in Washington, DC.(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Biden Offers To Speak To Newtown Massacre Victims’ Families

Vice President Joe Biden has offered to talk with any families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre who would like to speak with him personally, according to a Newtown, Conn., group.

01/12/2013

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New Jersey Lawmaker Calls For Silent Alarms In Schools

A New Jersey lawmaker has thrown out an idea to keep schools safe in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

01/12/2013

Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooter Adam Lanza (credit: CBS 2)

ME: Little Expected From Exam Of Body Of Newtown School Shooter Adam Lanza

Connecticut’s chief medical examiner says he doubts toxicological tests and genetic analysis of the body of the gunman who fatally shot 20 children and six educators at an elementary school will explain his actions.

01/11/2013

Students Evacuate Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, December 14, 2012 (Photo by Shannon Hicks/Newtown Bee)

School Safety Forum Held On Long Island

Educators and security experts came together to discuss everything from installing new cameras, lockdown systems and to remind everyone that if you see something, say something.

01/09/2013

A mourner displays a program for the funeral of slain teacher Victoria Soto on Dec. 19. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Stratford Mayor Wants School Named After Teacher Killed In Newtown Massacre

Stratford Mayor John Harkins said he had met with Victoria Soto’s family and discussed how the town could honor her memory.

01/07/2013

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School Board Members Unsure About Adequacy Of Mental Health Services In N.Y. State

A survey released late last week showed uncertainty among New York state school board members about whether students have adequate access to mental health services.

01/06/2013

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Waterbury Cancels Gun Show, Stamford Event Moving Forward As Planned

The police chief in a Connecticut city has halted permits for gun shows, saying he’s concerned any firearms purchased there might one day be used in a mass shooting.

01/04/2013

Newtown School Shooter Adam Lanza (credit: CBS 2)

Conn. ME Employee Allegedly Showed Newtown Gunman’s Body To Husband

Gov. Dannel Malloy said he would be “deeply disappointed” if the allegation is true.

01/03/2013

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