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Protesters demand stop to sequestration, mental health funding cuts

Protesters demand stop to sequestration, mental health funding cuts

HAMMOND | Protesters rallied outside the federal courthouse Wednesday in Hammond, demanding a stop to the federal sequestration and cuts to mental health services.

August 14, 2013 6:15 pm Photos

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Quinn uses commencement speech to tout ammunition magazine restrictions

Quinn uses commencement speech to tout ammunition magazine restrictions

SOUTH HOLLAND | Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn used graduation ceremonies Sunday at South Suburban College to urge support for a proposal that would ban the sale or delivery of ammunition magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds at a time.

May 19, 2013 5:33 pm Photos

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RICH JAMES: Coats dances to NRA's tune this time

RICH JAMES: Coats dances to NRA's tune this time

Indiana Sen. Dan Coats sold his soul last week.

April 19, 2013 11:41 am

Valpo seeks grant for school safety plan

VALPARAISO | The city is applying for a grant to develop a coordinated plan with other Porter County agencies to improve school safety.

January 24, 2013 5:15 pm
Stuffed animals collected for Sandy Hook students now going to kids in region

Stuffed animals collected for Sandy Hook students now going to kids in region

SCHERERVILLE | Children throughout the region facing frightening events will be comforted by stuffed animals originally collected for Sandy Hook Elementary School students in Newtown, Conn.

January 19, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Protect 2nd Amendment, but regulate gun sales

YOUNG VOICES: Protect 2nd Amendment, but regulate gun sales

As if gun control hasn't always been a hot button issue, recent events have caused this issue to become the center of conversations. The Aurora theater incident, the Sikh temple massacre, the Sandy Hook School shooting and the case of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher all have made…

January 14, 2013 12:00 am

Massacre stirs memories for former teacher

It makes you stop and think. But when you have been in the business for more than four decades, it makes you think a little deeper.

January 03, 2013 12:00 am
Sandy Hook Elementary 'beary' loved

Sandy Hook Elementary 'beary' loved

Watson Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Gretchen Pishkur has collected nearly 1,000 teddy bears to send to students affected by the Sandy Hook mass shooting.

December 28, 2012 12:00 am
Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

December 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: 'It's complicated' not enough in response to mass shootings

GUEST COMMENTARY: 'It's complicated' not enough in response to mass shootings

The week following Valentine's Day 2008, my phone never stopped ringing. "More guns to teachers"; "fewer guns", "let's arm the student's" and "let's ban all guns" were among the emotionally charged messages hurled in my direction. Contained in each message was the requisite need to assign bl…

December 21, 2012 12:00 am
Schools, police across region handling social media-fueled rumors

Schools, police across region handling social media-fueled rumors

Last week's shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School and the notion that the world could end Friday has fueled rumors across the region and nation, many of them targeting schools. Police said three teens were arrested Wednesday and Thursday after making threats.

December 20, 2012 1:30 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: America mourns the death of her children

GUEST COMMENTARY: America mourns the death of her children

During this season of giving which represents the gift of life, just a few days before Christmas, no doubt most parents had shopped for Christmas gifts for children who are now no longer with them. You can imagine the pain they felt upon learning their children’s gift of life had been taken …

December 20, 2012 12:00 am

Portage school officials assure parents of safety

PORTAGE | Portage Township School Board President Glenda Owens' voice crackled at the start of Monday's meeting as she asked for a moment of silence in honor of those killed Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn.

December 17, 2012 8:45 pm

Bringing comfort to surviving Sandy Hook students

SCHERERVILLE | Teddy bears have become a universal symbol of comfort for children traumatized by events in their lives.

December 17, 2012 7:30 pm
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