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December 9, 2016

Connecticut Mosque Receives Threatening Mail

by Christine Stuart | December 9, 2016 12:47am

CTNewsJunkie file photo The Connecticut Council on American-Islamic Relations is as asking police to step up patrols of local mosques after the Islamic Center of New Haven received a threatening letter.

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December 7, 2016

Malloy Mothballs Part of Prison As Population Declines

by Christine Stuart | December 7, 2016 5:04pm

Christine Stuart photo SOMERS, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy joined Correction Department Commissioner Scott Semple at the Osborn Correctional Institute in Somers on Wednesday to tout his administration’s success in reducing crime and the prison population.

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Herbst Stops Short Of Declaring UConn A Sanctuary Campus

by Kimberly Armstrong | December 7, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst stopped short of declaring UConn a sanctuary campus Tuesday in a university wide email to students.

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December 1, 2016

Lembo Challenges Tax Deductions for Christian Organization That’s Anti-Gay Rights

by Christine Stuart | December 1, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT—State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, who is the Connecticut’s first openly gay constitutional officer, announced that his office is investigating a Christian organization that’s against LGBTQ rights.

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November 23, 2016

OP-ED | Actions Speak Louder Than Words - No Time for Indifference

by Sarah Darer Littman | November 23, 2016 3:00pm

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In his election night speech, President-elect Donald Trump claimed, “I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans, and this is so important to me.”

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November 21, 2016

Blumenthal Calls For Tougher Hate Crime Laws

by Jack Kramer | November 21, 2016 2:21pm

Jack Kramer photo HARTFORD, CT - Surrounded by advocates of the Anti-Defamation League, NAACP and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, among others, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Monday he will introduce legislation to strengthen federal laws against hate crimes.

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November 17, 2016

Connecticut’s Gun Removal Law Likely Prevented Dozens of Suicides

by Christine Stuart | November 17, 2016 9:59am

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — According to a study by researchers at Duke, Yale, and the University of Connecticut, dozens of suicides have likely been prevented by a law that was passed following the mass shooting at the Connecticut Lottery in 1998 allowing police to temporarily remove guns from potentially violent or suicidal people.

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November 16, 2016

ACLU-CT Hires New Executive Director

by Christine Stuart | November 16, 2016 1:31pm

Courtesy of the ACLU-CT The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut named longtime staff member David McGuire as the organization’s new executive director.

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November 11, 2016

Women’s Organizations Vow To Continue Fight

by Cara Rosner | November 11, 2016 10:33am

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Women’s health and pro-choice advocates worry about the effects a Donald Trump presidency will have on their work, but they are vowing to fight to protect women’s rights.

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November 10, 2016

Will Connecticut Pull the Weeds Growing at the Massachusetts Border?

by Jack Kramer | November 10, 2016 11:00am

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Voters in the state of Massachusetts on Tuesday legalized recreational marijuana beginning in 2018. The move is expected to fuel debate on whether Connecticut will soon follow.

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