Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Congressional Democrats say the firearm legislation set to be proposed next month won’t include a ban on assault weapons. What would you think of any legislation that left out such a ban?
United States senators next month will consider firearm legislation that may not be as loaded as some would hope. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the gun legislation to be debated next month will not include a ban on assault weapons. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, said that including such a ban would reduce the votes needed to overpower the will of Republicans aiming to keep the Senate from considering the matter. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein is expected to push an amendment focused on banning military-style weapons, the AP reported, though the Democrat’s proposal does not seem to have enough support behind it. Some of sought a ban on assault weapons in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The National Rifle Association released a statement hours after President Barack Obama proposed sweeping gun reform.
Wednesday, January 16
President Barack Obama today urged Congress to pass bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, according to the Associated Press. Hours after Obama unveiled the $500-million gun violence package, the National Rifle Association, which last month called for armed security at schools, released the following statement: Throughout its history, the National Rifle Association has led efforts to promote safety and responsible gun ownership. Keeping our children and society safe remains our top priority. The NRA will continue to focus on keeping our children safe and securing our schools, fixing our broken mental health system, and prosecuting …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Two Kell High School robotics members participated in the second White House Science Fair. Kell is one of fifteen schools selected nationwide to exhibit at the fair.
Middle school and high school students with award-winning science projects in hand descended on the State Dining Room at the White House Tuesday. From a sanitizing lunchbox to using nanotechnology to eradicate cancer stem cells, these student projects represent the most cutting edge Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Caroline “Carlie” Schulter and Matthew Tompkins of Kell High School's InvenTeam exhibited their device that helps in the clean up of oil spills. In 2010, Kell robotics won a grant from the Lemelson-Massachusetts Institute of Technology program to develop the remotely operated device. The device has a conveyor system attached at the front of the chassis for use in oil collection. The conveyor transfers …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Barack Obama addressed the nation Tuesday night, but today he'll take questions from a few Patch readers.
The White House has asked Patch to extend an invitation to our readers to submit questions to the President and his administration. The White House will pick the five best questions from across the country and provide video responses (though it's still a bit unclear if the answers will come from the president himself). All you have to do is provide the following: Send everything to editor Julia Harris. The deadline is noon Wednesday. If you're struggling with what to ask, maybe this will help get the civic juices flowing—watch last night's State of the Union address.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Do you think the president's speech swayed any undecided voters?
Our Patch live blog of the State of the Union has wrapped up, but that doesn't mean the discussion is over! The White House has offered to answer a few questions submitted by Patch users across the nation now that the speech is done. It's a great opportunity to take your question right to Washington without leaving home. The result will look something like this video of first lady Michelle Obama answering a fitness question. To submit your question, post it in the comments below with your real name, the town where you live and, if you'd like, your Twitter handle. You have until 11 a.m. Wednesday to post your question. And if you missed the live blog, just hit the "play" button above to review the lively discussion from your fellow Patch …