STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Teen to lawmakers: Save our fathers from guns
By Don Davis
Sami Rahamim delivered a powerful message to Minnesota legislators: Dont let other youths suffer through the shooting deaths of their fathers.
The son of the Minneapolis Accent Signag... Posted on 2/5/13 at 6:10 PM
RURAL REFLECTIONS A Perfect World
It seems that the start of each new year begins with a drop-shipment
of brand new problems, this year is no different. I think many people
will see these problems as humanities' imperfections that mus... Posted on 12/30/12 at 7:41 AM
THE NEW FORTY Solidarity...
Ihave beentouched by the gestures of solidarity toward Newtown, Connecticut that have been evident from around theworld. TIME magazine posted photos of some of the vigils and tributes. The television ... Posted on 12/19/12 at 6:15 PM
OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! The Shootings
I don't really have a lot to say about the Friday shootings in Newtown, Conn., other than to say how very sorry I am. Of course this is unhelpful.
I do have a few scattered thoughts on the subject, h... Posted on 12/17/12 at 5:46 PM
A commencement speech by U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer this month linking legalized abortion with school shootings has attracted the attention of an Internet media outlet. Cramer’s speech was highlighted in a Huffington Post article published Thursday.
Psychologists and psychiatrists have been working for decades to try to figure out whether there's a link between mental illness and violence, and if so, which people are likely to act. Using an ever-changing tool kit of theories and questionnaires, they've made some progress.
The children who escaped last month's shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown will be returning to classes in a neighboring town in a refurbished school now named after their old one, school officials said Wednesday.
Opening a long and almost unbearable procession of grief, Newtown began burying its dead Monday, laying to rest two 6-year-old boys — one who was crazy about the New York Giants and one whose twin sister survived the rampage.
The bells of St. Stanislaus parish rang over the snowy cemetery here Thursday as the bodies of a sister and two brothers slain together last week in New Town, N.D., were laid to rest side-by-side in matching caskets.
Kalcie Eagle is the son of a local elected official and has been in trouble with the law before. He lived a block away from those murdered. Meanwhile, the community is coping with the loss of a beloved resident and her three grandchildren, who recently moved to the area.
A gunman opened fire Sunday and killed six people at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee before he was killed in an exchange of gunfire with the first officer to respond to the chaotic scene, authorities said.
President Barack Obama dashed to Colorado on Sunday to meet with families of those gunned down in a movie theater and to hear from state and local officials about the shooting that left 12 people dead and dozens more injured.
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