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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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October 23, 2014

In Newtown, Esty And Gun Reform Leader Talk Background Checks

by Matt DeRienzo | October 23, 2014 8:02pm

Matt DeRienzo photo A California lawmaker who chaired a congressional task force on gun violence after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting nearly two years ago was in Newtown on Thursday, meeting with high school students and supporting 5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty’s re-election campaign.

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October 10, 2014

NRA Downgrades Greenberg From ‘A’ to ‘F’ Following Comments During Debate With Esty

by Matt DeRienzo | October 10, 2014 6:42pm

matt derienzo photo CHESHIRE — Republican congressional candidate Mark Greenberg said Friday that the mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 led him to his change his position on gun control.

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Compassion & Choices Draws Full House at Real Art Ways for Panel Discussion, Film

by Luke Foster | October 10, 2014 4:30am

doug hardy / ctnewsjunkie Although legislation that would allow mentally competent, terminally ill patients to medically end their lives did not make it through the legislative session this year, supporters are already gearing up for Connecticut’s 2015 legislative session.

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October 9, 2014

Compassion & Choices Film, Discussion Panel Tonight at Real Art Ways

by Staff Report | October 9, 2014 4:30am

A nonprofit organization committed to educating people about their end-of-life options is showing an award-winning documentary tonight at Real Art Ways in Hartford.

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September 10, 2014

CAGV Gets Organized, Launches New PAC

by Christine Stuart | September 10, 2014 1:27pm

Christine Stuart photo The executive director of Connecticut Against Gun Violence told supporters Tuesday that their pro-gun opposition wants to send a message to lawmakers who voted in favor of stricter gun laws.

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