by Sarah Paduano | January 25, 2015 3:22pm
U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are going on offense with the reintroduction of the Women’s Health Protection Act, seeking to put a stop to restrictive laws against women’s health care providers at the state level.
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by New Haven Register | January 25, 2015 10:27am
NEW HAVEN — New York Times op-ed columnist Charles M. Blow claims in a tweet that his son, who is black and a Chemistry major at Yale University was “accosted” at “gunpoint” Saturday night by university police who thought he was a suspect.
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by Hugh McQuaid | January 23, 2015 10:27am
A pair of lawmakers are seeking public hearings and a vote by the legislature on the heightened security measures installed at the state Capitol last year.
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by Hugh McQuaid | January 16, 2015 12:53pm
Preventing access to certain guns will be a central recommendation of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission when it completes its report next month after more than two years of work.
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by Hugh McQuaid | January 14, 2015 5:30am
Lawmakers have proposed nearly a dozen bills concerning gun control so far this session. The proposals include both efforts tighten and ease Connecticut’s regulation of firearms.
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by Christine Stuart | December 20, 2014 6:40pm
HARTFORD — More than 200 people marched to the state Capitol on Saturday afternoon to make sure no one forgets about the death of Michael Brown, whose shooting by a police officer earlier this year in Ferguson, Missouri, has led to an ongoing series of demonstrations and protests throughout the country.
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by Suzanne Bates | December 18, 2014 10:02pm
Last week after the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee released a report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program — more commonly called the “torture report” — former NSA and CIA Director Michael Hayden did the rounds on the cable and network news shows defending himself and others for the parts they played in the program in the years after the 2001 terrorist attacks.
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by Hugh McQuaid | December 12, 2014 3:35pm
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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by Hugh McQuaid | December 12, 2014 5:30am
A legislative committee backed recommendations Thursday to limit how law enforcement authorities can use unmanned aerial drones for surveillance.
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by Christine Stuart | December 10, 2014 3:33pm
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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