U.S. Senate OKs landmark gun violence bill, House passage is next

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joined at right by Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., speaks with reporters following a closed-door political luncheon at the Capitol from Washington, Tuesday, June 14, 2022.J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press The Senate on Thursday easily approved a bipartisan gun violence bill that seemed unthinkable just a month ago, paving the way … Read more

Rose moved to the United States 10 years ago. After another school shooting, she wants to come home

Rose Winter moved to the United States from Australia about 10 years ago. Now with a four-year-old, Rose is so worried about gun violence that she plans to leave when her and her husband’s green cards expire. “Things have changed since we had a child,” Rose says. “We are still on a green card, we … Read more

US Senator from Connecticut Chris Murphy rages in powerful speech after Texas school shooting

US Senator from Connecticut Chris Murphy gave an impassioned speech just hours after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in southwest Texas. The school shooting claimed the life of 18 children and two adultsincluding a teacher and the shooter, while injuring others. Mr. Murphy came to Congress to represent the district which included the … Read more

In a country where mass shootings are the norm, Americans have moved beyond outrage

Law enforcement officers monitor the scene of a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 24.MARCO BELLO/Reuters Turn left from Shady Avenue in Pittsburgh onto Wilkins Avenue on a temperate evening and there, tied to the chain-link fence, is a series of art reproductions which, on this dreary Tuesday, demand special and … Read more

Gun violence in America, told through six charts

Residents say a prayer at the entrance to Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 25.IVAN PIERRE AGUIRRE/New York Times Press Service It’s an all-too-familiar litany: Columbine. Virginia Tech. Sand hook. Park. And now Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, where yet another gunman struck on Tuesday, killing 19 children and two teachers. Canada … Read more

Disney ‘regrets’ performance by visiting school drill team

Officials at Walt Disney World said Friday that a performance by a visiting Texas high school drill team that used American Indian stereotypes, including chants of “scalp them,” doesn’t reflect the Florida resort’s values. The performance this week in the Magic Kingdom by the “Indianettes” drill team from Port Neches-Grove High School “did not reflect … Read more

Olathe East High School shooting details

Court documents released Wednesday detail what happened in the office of Olathe East High School on the day a school administrator and school resource officer were reportedly shot by an 18-year-old student. critical condition at an area hospital after he was reportedly injured by the school resource officer who returned fire. The affidavit, released Wednesday … Read more

This week in the archives: Bednosky with Team USA, Intergenerational Experience and BRES students participate in ‘ReadQuest’ Day | News

Editor’s note: This article features news and photos from past editions of the Ashe Post and Times (previously the Ashe Mountain Times). March 8, 2012 For the third time in four years, Annette Bednosky will be representing the United States in a distance running competition. Bednosky will be part of the six-member women’s team competing … Read more

Body of Florida woman found inside septic tank of her home

The body of a missing Jensen Beach woman was found in a septic tank behind her home by Martin County Sheriff’s Office officials early Saturday. 24 at the Jammin Jensen event. Detectives say Cole went to the event with several friends and nothing was out of the ordinary that night. Investigators say 34-year-old Keoki Hilo … Read more