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April 13, 2018

Malloy Shutters ‘Costly Relic’ Ahead of Schedule

by Parker Fiske | Apr 13, 2018 1:31pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Juvenile Justice | Middletown

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P.  Malloy closed the Connecticut Juvenile Training School Thursday, almost three months ahead of schedule.

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April 9, 2018

Members of Black and Puerto Rican Caucus Seek to Derail Judicial Re-Confirmation

by Bhumika Choudhary | Apr 9, 2018 3:27pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Courts | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT — In a last ditch effort to sway public opinion, some members of the Black and Latino Caucus expressed concerns Monday regarding the re-confirmation of Judge Jane B. Emons of Woodbridge.

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March 29, 2018

OP-ED | Students Restore Faith in the Future with ‘March For Our Lives’

by Barth Keck | Mar 29, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Education | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety | East Haddam | Enfield | Guilford | Hartford | Middlefield | Old Saybrook | Shelton | Stamford | Westport

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When I decided to quit my public-relations gig just six years out of college to become a high school English teacher, it was the best decision I could have made. That was 27 years ago, and teaching has been nothing short of challenging, inspiring, and rewarding.

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March 24, 2018

Teens Lead March For More Gun Regulations

by Christine Stuart and Jack Kramer | Mar 24, 2018 3:36pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Election 2018 | Public Health | Public Safety | State Capitol | Newtown

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HARTFORD, CT — Thousands rallied at the state Capitol Saturday in one of hundreds of marches across the country to demand more gun-control measures.

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March 16, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Congress Takes ‘Incremental’ Step on School Safety

by Peter Urban | Mar 16, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Business | US Foreign Policy | International Trade | Child Welfare | Congress | DC News Junkie | The Economy | Military Spending | National Security | White House

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As thousands of high school students protested Congress’s lack of action on gun safety measures a month after the Parkland high school mass shooting, the House on Wednesday approved spending additional money for training to recognize mental health issues, threat reporting systems, and security equipment.

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March 14, 2018

Connecticut Students Express Fears Over School Safety

by Jack Kramer | Mar 14, 2018 11:28am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Education | Law Enforcement | Public Health | Public Safety | Burlington | Farmington | Middletown

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MIDDLETOWN, CT — Instead of holding a walk-out protest as many of their peers did across the country on National School Walkout day on Wednesday, students at Woodrow Wilson Middle School held a forum on school safety and gun legislation.

Students met with school leaders, local officials, and state Rep. Matthew Lesser, D-Middletown, for two walk-in forums.

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March 8, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Sandy Hook Mom Tells Congress ‘Do Something Meaningful and Serious’

by Peter Urban | Mar 8, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Law Enforcement | Public Health | Public Safety | Newtown

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WASHINGTON — Newtown Mom Francine Wheeler delivered a poignant reminder to Congress on Wednesday of the human cost of their collective inaction when it comes to mass shootings like the one five years ago at Sandy Hook Elementary that claimed the life of her 6-year-old son, Ben.

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March 7, 2018

OP-ED | Enough! We Must All Stand up to Keep Students Safe

by Sheila Cohen | Mar 7, 2018 4:30pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Opinion | Education Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety

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Most college acceptance letters start with the words, “It is with great pleasure.”

Not Alex Schachter’s.

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March 2, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Trump Calls For Action On Gun Safety, Mental Health

by Peter Urban | Mar 2, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Law Enforcement | National Security | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | White House

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President Donald Trump this week called on Congress to swiftly approve “one great piece of legislation” to prevent gun violence during a televised White House meeting with lawmakers that included Connecticut’s Chris Murphy and Elizabeth Esty.

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OP-ED | Make America Sane Again: Don’t Arm Teachers and Listen to Kids

by Barth Keck | Mar 2, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Education | Opinion | Public Health

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It’s been more than two years and my opinion hasn’t changed: I won’t be bringing a gun to school any time soon.

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