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Josh Kovner

Josh Kovner is a reporter covering health and safety in Connecticut, including health and medical regulation, child protection, workplace safety, criminal justice. He writes a blog called Oversight. He was a member of the Courant's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage team on the 1999 lottery killings and a member of the Pulitzer-finalist team for coverage of the Sandy Hook school shootings. He has won regional and national awards for stories on Hartford Neighborhood Centers fraud schemes; a series on black market steroids; stories on deaths of developmentally disabled people in groups homes; and a profile of Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza and his mother. Kovner is also a journalism instructor at Southern Connecticut State University.
New report on Newtown shooter: Parental denial, breakdowns, missed opportunities

The state child advocate's mandate was to scour Adam Lanza's life for warning signs, lapses and communication breakdowns that could fuel reform in Connecticut's school and mental-health systems. While the report does not draw a line between the events in Adam Lanza's young life and the massacre, it notes dozens of red flags, squandered opportunities, blatant family denial and disturbing failures by pediatricians, educators and mental-health professionals to see a complete picture of his

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