Newtown CT Shooting http://kunc.org en Newtown Parents Seek A Clearer Window Into Violent Behavior http://kunc.org/post/newtown-parents-seek-clearer-window-violent-behavior The shooting in Newtown, Conn., last December has left families of the 26 victims, most of them children, struggling to heal in different ways.<p>Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel are one such family. They lost their only child, 6-year-old Avielle, in the shooting. In the year since, they've responded as any parents would: Asking why such a tragedy could have happened.<p>But they also responded as the two scientists they are: They immediately threw themselves into trying to answer the question. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Tovia Smith 52749 at http://kunc.org Newtown Parents Seek A Clearer Window Into Violent Behavior Newtown Panel Votes To Build New School At Sandy Hook Site http://kunc.org/post/newtown-panel-votes-build-new-school-sandy-hook-site A task force in Newtown, Conn., on Friday unanimously recommended building a brand-new school at the site where a <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/167276841/shootings-in-newtown-conn">gunman killed 26 children and teachers</a> in December.<p>In January, students from Sandy Hook <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/01/03/168518484/with-those-lost-in-mind-sandy-hook-students-and-staff-return-to-classes">resumed classes</a>, but at an unused school in a neighboring town.<p>Newtown leaders voted to tear down Sandy Hook Elementary after multiple meetings about whether to renovate, re Sat, 11 May 2013 09:04:00 +0000 44147 at http://kunc.org Newtown Panel Votes To Build New School At Sandy Hook Site Newtown Residents: Senate Gun Votes 'A Slap In The Face' http://kunc.org/post/newtown-residents-senate-gun-votes-slap-face Following <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/04/17/177638177/senate-rejects-expanded-background-checks-for-gun-sales" target="_blank">the Senate's rejection</a> Wednesday of a range of gun control measures, including universal background checks, many in Newtown, Conn., are reacting with surprise and disappointment. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 21:01:00 +0000 Craig Lemoult 43111 at http://kunc.org Newtown Residents: Senate Gun Votes 'A Slap In The Face' Conn. Governor Lambastes Senate After Gun Control Bill Fails http://kunc.org/post/conn-governor-lambastes-senate-after-gun-control-bill-fails Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block.<p>The failure of gun control measures to get through Congress yesterday stands in sharp contrast to sweeping moves approved by some state legislatures after the Newtown shootings. Colorado, New York, Maryland, and Connecticut all passed broad expansions of gun control laws.<p>I'm joined now by the governor of Connecticut, Democrat Dannel Malloy. He joins me from the State Capitol Building in Hartford. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 20:33:00 +0000 43105 at http://kunc.org Mother Of Slain Sandy Hook Student Sits In For Obama's Weekly Address http://kunc.org/post/mother-slain-sandy-hook-student-sits-obamas-weekly-address In a rare departure from tradition, Saturday's weekly presidential address was delivered not by President Obama but instead by Francine Wheeler, whose son Ben, 6, died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings last December.<p>Flanked by her husband, David, Wheeler called for Americans to urge the Senate to pass gun control legislation that it is scheduled to begin debating in the coming week.<p>"We have to convince the Senate to come together and pass commonsense gun responsibility reforms that will make our communities safer and prevent more tragedies like the one we never thought would Sat, 13 Apr 2013 13:44:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 42853 at http://kunc.org Mother Of Slain Sandy Hook Student Sits In For Obama's Weekly Address