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December 12, 2014

Mohegans Weigh Marijuana As New Revenue Stream

by Hugh McQuaid | December 12, 2014 3:35pm

Shutterstock photo New guidance from the federal Justice Department has the Mohegan tribe weighing the possible economic benefits of legalizing recreational marijuana on its reservation land.

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Committee Approves Drone Recommendations

by Hugh McQuaid | December 12, 2014 5:30am

Shutterstock A legislative committee backed recommendations Thursday to limit how law enforcement authorities can use unmanned aerial drones for surveillance. 

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December 10, 2014

ACLU of Connecticut Names New Executive Director

by Christine Stuart | December 10, 2014 3:33pm

Stephen Glassman Stephen Glassman, a former state cabinet official in Pennsylvania and a nonprofit executive, joined the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut as its executive director this week.

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December 5, 2014

OP-ED | Body Cameras are the Beginning, Not the End, of Police Reform

by Susan Bigelow | December 5, 2014 5:30am

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I’ll say it right away so there’s no confusion: police in the United States need to wear body cameras. They need to start wearing them right away, and they need to do so voluntarily. But that’s the easy part of police reform: the rest will be much, much harder.

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December 3, 2014

Disability Rights Advocates Lobby For Closure of State Institutions

by Christine Stuart | December 3, 2014 4:42pm

Christine Stuart photo Families of children with developmental disabilities are lobbying lawmakers this year to close six state-run institutions where more than 500 individuals with intellectual disabilities reside.

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November 28, 2014

OP-ED | ‘Second Thoughts’ for Politicians on Assisted Suicide?

by Terry D. Cowgill | November 28, 2014 5:39am

Few thorny topics arouse the passions of the masses like death. The finality of the act of dying, who causes the death and under what circumstances cause us to sit up and pay attention even as other controversial issues provoke a yawn.

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November 26, 2014

OP-ED | Court Case Pushed By Think Tank Could Leave Uninsured Out In The Cold

by Wendell Potter | November 26, 2014 5:58pm

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Supremes To Decide Challenge To Obamacare Based On A Single Sentence

At least four million Americans will rejoin the ranks of the uninsured — and consequently lose access to affordable health care — if the Supreme Court sides with opponents of Obamacare in a case that hinges on the interpretation of a single sentence in the law. But if that’s the price that has to be paid to impose an ideology that worships the so-called free market no matter what the cost, so be it, say the folks at a libertarian influence shop in Washington.

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November 13, 2014

Use of Connecticut’s Gun Seizure Law Started Climbing In 2008

by Hugh McQuaid | November 13, 2014 3:17pm

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MICHAEL A. NORKO & MADELON BARANOSKI Gun seizures under a first-of-its-kind Connecticut law passed in 1999 have increased dramatically since 2008, according to preliminary research from Duke University, Yale University, and the University of Connecticut.

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November 5, 2014

Voters Reject Constitutional Amendment for Early Voting

by Cara Rosner | November 5, 2014 4:13pm

Connecticut voters appear to have rejected a proposed amendment to the state Constitution that would have eased restrictions on absentee voting.

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October 30, 2014

Advocates Identify Flaw, Call For Greater Trust In Trust Act

by Christine Stuart | October 30, 2014 12:17pm

Christine Stuart photo Members of the Connecticut Immigrant Rights Alliance dropped off a letter Thursday at Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s capitol office to call attention to a “flaw” in the Correction Department’s policy on Immigration and Custom Enforcement detainer requests.

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