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  • Olszak.jpg Mitchel Olszak on Connecticut Shooting: Will another rampage matter?

    It’s my expectation that last week’s deadly school shooting in Connecticut will produce a series of predictable results. We’ll see the outpourings of grief and expressions of outrage. Less visible will be the struggles of families who lost loved ones and are trying to cope with the horror thrust upon them.

    December 17, 2012 1 Photo 2 Stories

  • Police still pondering motive for shooting at elementary school

    The massacre of 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school elicited horror and soul-searching around the world even as it raised more basic questions about why the gunman, a 20-year-old described as brilliant but remote, would have been driven to such a crime and how he chose his victims.

    December 15, 2012 1 Story

  • barry.tiff Tearful Obama: 'Our hearts are broken'

    POWERFUL VIDEO: A tearful President Barack Obama says the country's leaders must "take meaningful action" regardless of politics in response to the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.

    December 14, 2012 1 Photo

  • Psy.tiff Must-See Video: A 'Gangnam Style' bonus

    Did you watch the Steelers lose to the hated Baltimore Ravens last night? Then you probably missed the American Music Awards. Check out this clip of "Gangnam Style" featuring a special guest. But don't dance on your desk — you might get into trouble. Enjoy!

    November 19, 2012 1 Photo

  • 0e043cff7d26471f200f6a706700e74c.jpg Stocks plummet after Obama election

    Stock markets plunged Wednesday on concerns that newly re-elected President Barack Obama will struggle to agree on a budget deal with a divided Congress and as Europe’s economic outlook darkened further.



    November 8, 2012 1 Photo

  • 01.jpg Photo Gallery: Images from Election Night The presidential election wasn’t the only important vote on Tuesday. Plenty of other races took place in and around Lawrence County, and photographer Erica Galvin shares some images from the evening.

    November 8, 2012

  • Our Opinion: Election results show little political movement

    When the dust settled after Tuesday’s election, Washington looked pretty much the same. While there were some minor shifts in Congress, the House remains in Republican control, and the Democrats are in charge in the Senate — but with a GOP minority big enough to maintain a filibuster.

    November 8, 2012

  • Less then two-thirds of voters cast ballot

    A little less than two-thirds of Lawrence County voters showed up at the polls in Tuesday’s general election. The Lawrence County Board of Elections reported that 39,314 people, or 63.72 percent, of the 61,696 registered voters cast ballots.

    November 7, 2012

  • Barru.tiff Obama: 'The best is yet to come'

    UPDATED STORY: His lease renewed in trying economic times, President Barack Obama claimed a second term from an incredibly divided electorate and immediately braced for daunting challenges and progress that comes only in fits and starts.


    November 7, 2012 1 Photo 2 Stories

  • Romney carried Lawrence County despite disadvantage

    Lawrence County voters cast ballots counter to the state as a whole in key races Tuesday. Although President Barack Obama captured the commonwealth and its 20 electoral votes, Lawrence County voters gave challenger Mitt Romney the edge.

    November 7, 2012

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