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Thursday, June 8, 2023

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Alabama must redraw its Congressional maps, CNN reports a former official told the feds Trump knew the process for declassifying documents, and Canadian wildfires affect the health of humans and wildlife.

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The Supreme Court upholds a key provision of the Voting Rights Act over Alabama redistricting, smoky skies could spell EPA trouble for some states, and President Biden calls on Congress to pass LGBTQ+ protections.

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Rural communities launch projects with funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, a study says rural transgender adults feel less supported than those in urban areas, and a summer road trip could mean majestic scenic byways or a sprinkling of donut shops.

Gun Violence Prevention

Portland Police will move forward initiatives including Portland Ceasefire and Cure Violence to tackle gun violence. (4kclips/Adobe Stock)

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Portland Axes Gunshot Detection Tech Plans for Police

Portland has nixed plans to bring gunshot detection technology to the city. The technology - designed by a company formerly known as ShotSpotter…

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The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms reported in 2021, Indiana exported guns at more than twice the national rate. (Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

IN 'Moms Demand Action' Group Backs More Responsible Gun Ownership

Grassroots organizations created to address gun violence are on the increase, in Indiana and across the country, in the wake of more mass shootings …

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Assembly Majority Leader Sandra Jauregui, D-Las Vegas, speaks at Wednesday's news conference. (Battle Born Progress)
Reaction as NV Gov. Vetoes 3 Gun-Safety Bills: 'Disgust'

On Wednesday, Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo vetoed a trio of bills that sought to reduce gun violence. Assembly Bill 354 would have cracked down on so-…

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As the nation grapples with mass shooting events around the country, statehouses are under pressure to adopt gun restrictions with such laws unlikely to pass a divided Congress. (Adobe Stock)
Evidence Touted as MN Moves to Adopt Gun-Safety Laws

Minnesota appears to be on the verge of adopting new gun-safety laws. Some of the common talking points have come up in debate, but groups demanding …

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A new training program developed by the High Plains Research Network Community Advisory Council is helping community members intervene and prevent suicides in rural areas across Colorado. (Adobe Stock)
Colorado's Rural Communities Mobilizing to Prevent Suicide

Community advisory committees across rural Colorado are working to better understand the mental-health needs for community members including farmers…

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The 2020 study by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence concluded that Stand Your Ground laws exacerbate both systemic racism and gender bias, and
Legal Expert On Castle Doctrine, 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

Missouri's Stand Your Ground law has been cited a number of times since the recent shooting of a Missouri teen by a homeowner whose house he went to b…

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As the nation faced another mass shooting on Apr. 16, resulting in four fatalities, debate continues about whether enough is being done to address gun violence in America. (Adobe Stock)
Pro, Con Gun Groups Assess NRA's Indy Convention

The annual National Rifle Association convention in Indianapolis wrapped up Sunday. Those in support of -- and against -- increased gun rights were …

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In a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll, 34% of Black adults reported having had a family member killed by a gun, compared with 17% of white adults. (Adobe Stock)
MO Nonprofit Seeks More 'Nuanced' Coverage of Firearm Injuries, Deaths

According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Missouri ranks fourth nationwide in firearm deaths. The nonprofit …

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According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been more than 134 mass shootings in Tennessee since 2014. (AndriiKoval/Adobe Stock)
Tennessee Educator Calls for More Action on Gun Safety

As investigators still search for a motive in the gun deaths of six people at the Covenant School, thousands continue to march daily at the State …

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According to state data, twice as many children in Minnesota died from gunshots than from cancer in 2020. (Adobe Stock)
MN Pediatricians, Coalition Demand Action on Gun-Violence Prevention

Recent mass shootings in Louisville and Nashville add to the list of tragedies that gun-safety advocates say should compel preventive action…

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Lt. Col. Paul L. Humphrey of the Louisville Metro Police Department speaks at a news conference after the April 10 shooting at Old National Bank. (Louisville Police Dept.)<br />
Louisville Shooting Shifts Focus to Crisis Aversion, Rights Retention Bills

After a man killed four employees and wounded at least nine others in a shooting he livestreamed on social media in downtown Louisville, gun-violence …

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According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, firearms are the leading cause of death for children and teens in the United States. (Adobe Stock)
Package of Gun Violence Prevention Bills Advances in NV

Nevada lawmakers are considering three gun-safety bills. Assembly Bill 354 would prohibit anyone possessing a firearm in or within 100 yards of an …

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