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UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 6:21 p.m.

Gun legislation passes Florida House, goes to governor; shooting suspect charged with 17 counts of first-degree murder

The Florida House passed a school safety bill Wednesday that includes new restrictions on rifle sales and a program to arm some teachers, sending the measure to the governor for …


$275K going to family of each person slain in Vegas shooting

A $31.5 million victims’ fund that started as a GoFundMe effort announced plans Friday to pay $275,000 to the families of each of the 58 people killed in the deadliest …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 8:05 p.m.

Hugs, tears and police: High school reopens after shooting

Students and teachers hugged and cried Wednesday as they returned under heavy police guard to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High for the first time since a teenager with an assault rifle …


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.

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.”


Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

The armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people never went inside to engage the gunman and has been placed under investigation, officials announced …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

Amid push for gun regulations, leaders around country offer varied proposals

Under pressure to tighten gun laws after a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, state and national leaders responded with varied proposals Thursday.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

Trump hears emotional students, parents; expresses interest in concealed carry for teachers

Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect America’s school children from …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol; demand new gun laws

A week after a shooter slaughtered 17 people in a Florida high school, thousands of protesters, including many angry teenagers, swarmed into the state Capitol on Wednesday, calling for changes …


Spokane-area schools prepare for student walkouts demanding stricter gun control

Some of her classmates say it’s no use, that nothing can – or will – be done to prevent another mass shooting. But Christina Morrison, a junior at Freeman High …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 11:16 a.m.

Trump focus on mental health after school shooting denounced

Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet another mass shooting.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 10 p.m.

Survivors of deadly school shooting lash out at Trump

Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida focused their anger Sunday at President Donald Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 9:58 p.m.

Few states let courts take guns from people deemed a threat

The warnings around Nikolas Cruz seemed to flash like neon signs: expelled from school, fighting with classmates, a fascination with weapons and hurting animals, disturbing images and comments posted to …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 7:11 a.m.

Shawn Vestal: Another shooting, another wave of paralyzing congressional sorrow

Congress is super, super sad right now, you guys. Their hearts are broken. Their grief is boundless. Their minds are reeling.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Florida gunman had extra ammo at school, fired for 3 minutes

The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of the nation’s deadliest school shootings and carried …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 9:23 a.m.

Trump cites mental health in shooting, no mention of guns

In what has become a familiar ritual of grief, President Donald Trump planned to address the nation Thursday morning about a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, after …


Autopsy gives no insight on motive in Vegas mass shooting

The much anticipated autopsy report on Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock did nothing to help explain why he carried out the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history – his body …


Outside View: Five years later, no progress on mass shootings

Five years after Sandy Hook, it is still far too easy for evil people to get guns and use them on schoolchildren, congregations, movie fans, ballplayers, concertgoers.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 2:13 p.m.

Mental health care worries linger 5 years after Sandy Hook

The Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre sounded alarms nationally about gaps in mental health care and led to calls for better screening and services, especially for young people showing a …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 8:58 p.m.

Collecting money after a mass shooting is easy. Giving it away is tricky.

The aftermath of mass shootings in the U.S. invariably features an outpouring of donations for the victims and their families. These days, increasingly, that impulse to give is channeled through …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 10:24 p.m.

WSU nursing school preps students for mass shooting scenarios

While students may know how to treat the injuries in a clinical setting, it requires a different set of skills to save lives in the field.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 8:09 p.m.

Texas town holds 1st Sunday service since church attack

Hundreds of mourners crowded into the tiny town of Sutherland Springs for the first Sunday service since a gunman stormed the First Baptist Church a week earlier, killing more than …


Barbeque hauls in donations for church shooting victims

The line of cars already stretched for miles before noon when Gage Laubach and his two friends approached a tiny church outside San Antonio where they heard a barbecue was …


Tiny Texas town turns inward in wake of mass shooting

The people of Sutherland Springs have not held news conferences, they haven’t made appearances on network morning television shows, and while they’ve been polite to the media, they’re not exactly …


Steve Massey: Sunday’s news should astound you

I hope Sunday’s news astounds you. No, I don’t mean last Sunday’s news, set to this all-too-familiar cadence by the New York Times: “A gunman clad in all black, with …


Outside View: Enforcing gun laws would be progress

The goal must be to find out what went wrong in order make corrections to ensure the federal law is followed. No, it won’t prevent all mass shootings, but it …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 8:11 p.m.

Two men in a truck chase down Texas church shooter: ‘Let’s go’

A barefoot Texas man who grabbed his rifle and opened fire on the gunman who slaughtered 26 people at a small-town church was hailed as a hero Monday, along with …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 8:15 p.m.

Texas church gunman sent hostile text messages before attack

The gunman who killed 26 people at a small-town Texas church had a history of domestic violence and sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law, a member of First Baptist, …


Man linked to Texas shooting faced military court martial

The man authorities have identified as the gunman in a mass shooting at a Texas church was discharged from the Air Force for allegedly assaulting his spouse and child, according …