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Parkland victim’s father seeks handshake with Kavanaugh

A man whose teenage daughter was killed in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting tried to shake the hand of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during a break in Tuesday’s confirmation …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

DeVos says she won’t take action on funding to arm teachers

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she has “no intention of taking any action” regarding any possible use of federal funds to arm teachers or provide them with firearms training.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

Video shows massacre suspect slouched, punching self in face

Prosecutors on Wednesday released hours of video interrogation of Florida’s school shooting suspect, footage showing the young man slouching in a chair, being repeatedly urged by a detective to speak …


Florida gun, mental laws couldn’t have stopped massacre

Florida’s gun and mental health laws likely could not have prevented school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz from buying last year the semi-automatic rifle authorities say he used to kill 17 …


Florida school honors 4 slain seniors at graduation

The senior class from the Florida high school where 17 people died in February’s gun massacre held graduation ceremonies Sunday afternoon, with the focus on honoring four students slain in …


SWAT swarms home of Parkland student activist David Hogg after a prank call to police

A phone call about a possible hostage situation in Parkland, Fla., on Tuesday morning led police officers to swarm the home of one of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s most …


The Parkland students outpaced them. So the pro-Trump media was prepared for the Santa Fe school shooting.

The NRA’s Twitter account used to go silent for days after a mass shooting. Not so much in 2018. A day after 10 people died in Santa Fe, Texas, @NRA …


UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

People think she’s a Parkland “crisis actor.” It’s terrifying.

Emma Gonzalez became an internet obsession after a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day. But she wasn’t that Emma – the Parkland, Florida, …


Stoneman Douglas High student speaks as students, teachers rally

Following another round of student walkouts Friday morning, student-activists took center stage at an afternoon gathering of the Washington Education Association, the state’s biggest teachers union, in Spokane’s Riverfront Park.


Rallies, speeches and demonstrations planned across the city

A wave of events and demonstrations rolls out across the city today, as students stage walkouts against gun violence, educators rally for school safety and the #MeToo movement returns to …


Deputy released from hospital with broken neck, man charged

A Pierce County sheriff’s deputy who was hit by a suspected impaired driver last week has been released from the hospital after receiving treatment for a broken neck.


Deputy injured in crash while responding to domestic dispute

A Pierce County sheriff’s deputy is hospitalized following a collision with a suspected drunk driver while responding to a domestic dispute report.


Clear bags among security measures at school where 17 died

Students at the Florida high school where 17 students and staff members were massacred are now carrying their belongings in clear plastic backpacks in hopes that it will make it …


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 11:52 a.m.

Shooting suspect’s brother pleads no contest to trespassing

The brother of the suspected Florida high school gunman pleaded no contest Thursday to trespassing on the campus where the deadly rampage occurred and was sentenced to time served and …


Froma Harrop: Students, don’t let the gun lobby wear you down

Only three students were shot at an American school Tuesday. Two of them were hospitalized, and only the 17-year-old gunman died. This made the attack at a southern Maryland high …


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 3:43 p.m.

Bill Murray compares Parkland students to Vietnam War protesters in op-ed for NBC

Actor-comedian Bill Murray says the high school student gun-control movement out of Parkland, Florida, is reminiscent of the 1960s youth protests against the Vietnam War.


UPDATED: Sun., March 18, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Some wanted Florida suspect committed in 2016

Officials were so concerned about the mental stability of the student accused of last month’s Florida school massacre that they decided he should be forcibly committed.


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 7:29 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: ‘We’re really tired of sitting around waiting for the adults’

Like everyone else in their generation, today’s students grew up in the shadow of the mass shootings. Wednesday, teens across Spokane are protesting that it’s time for change.


In 2004, he walked into school with a shotgun. Today – from prison – he weighs in on Parkland.

More than a decade later, the shooter not only credits Sawchuk with saving his classmates but also his own life. Last week, prompted by a column in his hometown paper …


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 9:23 p.m.

After Parkland, even idle school threats get tough response

Fifteen students in one Florida school district are facing felony charges and prison time for making alleged threats since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre. Meanwhile, an autistic Minnesota …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Attorney says deputy thought gunfire was from outside school

The sheriff’s deputy assigned to guard the Florida high school that was the scene of a mass shooting never entered the building to confront the suspect because he believed the …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Colleges: Student protesters shouldn’t worry about admission

As some high school students face the threat of disciplinary action for participating in gun control demonstrations, dozens of colleges and universities are sending them a reassuring message: It won’t …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Students return to Florida school where 17 were killed

Students at a Florida high school where 17 of their classmates and staff members were killed returned Sunday to gather their belongings thrown down in panic during the school shooting …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 4:21 p.m.

Winfrey praises Florida students as ‘warriors of the light’

Oprah Winfrey is praising the outspoken students of Parkland, Florida, calling them “warriors of the light.”


Amy Goodman: Gun control after the Valentine’s Day massacre: Student survivors lead the way

The Pentagon is in our public schools, recruiting students to the military. At its side is the NRA, putting guns into the hands of children.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

From the confines of his golf club, President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases Monday while staying largely mum in the …