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May 4, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Blumenthal Fumes Over Juuling; Himes Not Ready to Impeach Trump

by Peter Urban | May 4, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | DC News Junkie | Public Health | Transportation | Rail | White House | Windham

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Senator Richard Blumenthal was in Hartford this week to highlight his efforts to snuff out “kid-friendly” flavored electronic cigarettes that he says are leading to a “new generation of nicotine addicts.”

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May 3, 2018

Bills Addressing Victim Arrests in Domestic Violence, Treatment of Female Prisoners Headed to Gov

by Christine Stuart | May 3, 2018 6:31pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Courts | Law Enforcement | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT — The House suspended its rules Thursday to send two bills to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. The first would require police officers to determine the primary aggressor in intimate partner domestic violence calls and the other would prevent shackling of pregnant prisoners and other policies regarding women’s health while incarcerated.

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April 30, 2018

OP-ED | Sandy Hook Parents Say ‘Enough Is Enough’ with Infowars Lawsuit

by Barth Keck | Apr 30, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Courts | Ethics | Media Matters | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety | Newtown

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Losing a child in a horrific event like the December 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting causes unimaginable grief and suffering. Add to that pain the incessant rantings of conspiracy theorists, who claim the entire scenario was staged to promote a gun-control agenda, and the incident becomes farcical, surreal, unbearable.

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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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