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September 10, 2014

CAGV Gets Organized, Launches New PAC

by Christine Stuart | September 10, 2014 2:27pm

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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September 4, 2014

Family Institute Endorses Pro-Choice Candidate

by Christine Stuart | September 4, 2014 5:30am

Christine Stuart file photo Republican Tom Foley is pro-choice, but he still received the first-ever gubernatorial endorsement from the Family Institute of Connecticut Action Committee.

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August 22, 2014

OP-ED | The Problem Isn’t Just the Police

by Susan Bigelow | August 22, 2014 7:29am

What’s going on with the police in this country? If, like me, you’ve been alternately shocked and deeply saddened by the actions of police against protestors, journalists, and residents in Ferguson, MO, then this is a question that demands an answer.

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August 12, 2014

Will Second Amendment Supporters Make The Difference?

by Christine Stuart | August 12, 2014 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo A Quinnipiac University poll in May found that 69 percent of Republicans surveyed opposed stricter gun control laws passed following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. But it’s unknown how many of them will show up Tuesday to vote in the Republican gubernatorial primary between Sen. John McKinney and Tom Foley.

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July 4, 2014

OP-ED | On Beer, Guns, and Freedom

by Suzanne Bates | July 4, 2014 10:30am

There was an uneasy energy in Harvard Yard as former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called the attempt to stifle conservative voices on college campuses at Harvard and across the nation a modern form of McCarthyism.

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June 20, 2014

Sandy Hook Commission Looks To Finalize Recommendations

by Hugh McQuaid | June 20, 2014 2:00pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo (Updated 2:50 p.m.) The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission considered ideas for its final report Friday with members expressing frustration over shootings that have occurred since the Newtown shooting and doubts about what their report will do to stem that trend.

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June 5, 2014

Transgender Teen Could Be Moved Out of State

by Hugh McQuaid | June 5, 2014 4:03pm

The transgender youth known as “Jane Doe” may soon be transferred from the adult women’s prison where she’s been held since April to a private youth facility in Massachusetts, according to the Children and Families Department. 

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Malloy Won’t Tip His Hand On Fair Hearing Bill

by Christine Stuart | June 5, 2014 12:00pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy refused to tip his hand Wednesday on whether he’s planning to veto a bill that would require “fair hearings” at the Department of Social Services.

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May 29, 2014

OP-ED | I Don’t Own A Gun - But Not For The Reasons You Probably Think

by Sarah Darer Littman | May 29, 2014 10:30am

When one is a vocal supporter of background checks before purchasing a firearm, or federal dollars to support research into gun-related deaths, or of the ability of medical doctors to inquire of patients suffering from clinical depression or other mental illness if there is a gun in the home, there is a certain breed of “gun rights” supporter that will automatically assume you have never touched a gun and hate the very idea of shooting one. Period. End of story.

But like most assumptions, these can be wrong.

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May 21, 2014

Judge: DCF Provided ‘Ample Evidence’ of Violence By ‘Jane Doe’

by Hugh McQuaid | May 21, 2014 5:29am

istock (Updated 1:02 p.m.) A memorandum from Superior Court Judge Burton Kaplan details “ample evidence” of violence to support the transfer of the transgender youth known as “Jane Doe” into the custody of the Correction Department.

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