#Gun Control

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Uvalde Families Make Presence Felt at Texas Governor Debate

Parents of some of the 19 children killed in the Uvalde school massacre in Texas lashed out at Republican Gov. Greg Abbott over his opposition to tougher gun control on Friday before the issue took center stage in his only debate with Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke. The presence of...
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Uvalde shooting, border dominate only Texas governor debate

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday night that Texas would send busloads of migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border to more cities and Democrat challenger Beto O’Rourke pledged tighter gun laws as parents whose children were killed in the Uvalde school shooting stood outside an auditorium hosting the only debate before November’s election. The promises reflected how Abbott and O’Rourke are eager to spotlight starkly different issues with just three weeks before early voting begins in a competitive Texas governor’s race that is one of most closely watched — and expensive — of the 2022 midterms....

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Prepare to Impeach Larry Krasner

Jeffrey Thomas, the Republican district attorney of southwestern Pennsylvania’s Somerset County, spent the night of April 25, 2022, in jail. After another person reported that they had seen him punching his wife in the head on FaceTime the previous May — an allegation the DA and his wife both deny — Thomas was charged with simple assault in a case pending trial. Two months later and 200 miles east, Republicans in the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a resolution to convene a Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order and used its authority to subpoena a Pennsylvania district attorney: Philadelphia-based reformer Larry Krasner.

Abbott v. O'Rourke: Few punches landed in sole debate

EDINBURG, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke took a safe, but predictable, route in Friday night’s debate, the only one expected in the Texas gubernatorial race. No one would be blamed for thinking expectations for the debate started out high. Throughout the...

Interview: David Hogg on his mission to prevent gun violence

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - A prominent voice in the gun control movement is in Lansing. David Hogg joined David Andrews in studio Friday to speak about his mission to prevent gun violence. It’s an effort he has taken up as a leader of March For Our Lives, a group he founded after the shooting at his high school in 2018.

UTRGV students give thoughts ahead of gubernatorial debate

EDINBURG, Texas (ValleyCentral) — It’s not every day the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley campus is the sight of the only gubernatorial debate in Texas. Although there will not be a live audience, UTRGV students told ValleyCentral they are excited to see a high-profile race come to their campus. “We’ve seen all the commercials, […]

School Board Candidates Discuss Measures They Support to Create Safe Learning Environments

In the third and final installment of responses from those running for the East Lansing Public Schools Board, candidates were asked by ELi what measures they would support to create safe learning environments. Safety was a topic numerous readers asked ELi to put before candidates vying for the four open board seats in the Nov. 8, 2022 election. This and the previous two questions were generated from a survey of readers. Responses for each question were limited to 250 words and the order of responses was chosen in a random drawing.