gun violence

Gun violence as a public health crisis explored by U.S. Senate Democrats

BY: - November 28, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats on Tuesday discussed how to treat gun violence as a public health crisis, in hopes of building upon last year’s federal gun safety legislation. “Across the country, gun violence is a public health epidemic,” Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin, the chairman of the committee, said in his opening remarks. […]

Democratic lieutenant governors, advocates, discuss solutions to prevent gun violence

BY: - October 25, 2023

WASHINGTON — Six lieutenant governors from across the country joined gun violence prevention advocates to share their stories and offer solutions at a policy discussion event Tuesday. The Democratic Lieutenant Governors Association hosted the gun violence prevention policy summit, which was the first event of its kind. The DLGA partnered with the gun violence prevention […]

A man in khakis and black polo shirt sits at a desk with a computer, with a filing cabinets behind him.

Multiple WV counties short on school safety officers while the governor touts a $1.8B surplus

BY: - July 11, 2023

Cpl. Mike Talbott walks around the grounds of Cabell Midland High School, one of West Virginia’s largest high schools, its sprawling campus nestled between rolling hills and Interstate 64.  As a school resource officer, some of his day is spent checking outside doors and classrooms for safety concerns. Another part of his day — the […]