January 20, 2019

Here are some stories we're reading: Gov. Snyder vetoes concealed weapon bill, Obama addresses gun policy, Newtown Bee special edition, and more


Today we are launching a new feature that you will find each day on our websites: stories that we are reading. Monday through Friday, one of our editorial staff members will be linking to state, national and world stories that they are reading that you might be interested in. Watch for it every day. 

Here is what we've been reading today: 

-USA Today reports that former Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork has died at age 85. He had been nominated by President Ronald Reagan in 1987, and was rejected by a 42-58 vote. He received the most "no" votes of any Supreme Court nominee.

-The Denver Post is reporting about the influx of media that people in Newtown, Conn., are having to deal with in the wake of last week's school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. 

-The Detroit Free Press reports that Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have allowed people to carry concealed weapons in schools, churches, day care centers and stadiums. Snyder said the shootings in Newtown factored into his decision.

-CNN reports today that President Barack Obama will announce his first steps in addressing the debate on gun policy in the U.S. No major policy decisions are expected, but Obama is expected to announce his path forward.

-Finally, the Newtown Bee, the local weekly newspaper in Newtown, Conn., published a 10-page special edition regarding the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. It's a very touching section with reporting from people in that community. You can download a pdf of the issue by clicking here. Also, visit their website at newtownbee.com.


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