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June 30, 2015

Connecticut Leaders Demand Domestic Terrorism Investigation

by Madeline Stocker | June 30, 2015 3:27pm

Madeline Stocker photo U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, leaders of the Connecticut NAACP, and the Hartford Police Department, stood on the steps of Hartford’s oldest church Tuesday to call on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to hold hearings and investigate domestic hate groups and hate crimes.

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June 29, 2015

Connecticut Tribes Denied Second Chance to Petition for Sovereignty

by Madeline Stocker | June 29, 2015 11:08pm

Christine Stuart photo Flanked by U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that Indian tribes in Connecticut who had previously been denied federal recognition would not be given a second bite at the apple.

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Lawmakers Invoke Memory of Charleston Victims In Passing Police Reforms

by Elizabeth Regan | June 29, 2015 6:22pm

Christine Stuart The state House of Representatives opened Monday’s special session with a moment of silence for the nine people killed by a gunman at a black South Carolina church on June 17 and invoked their memory again when they passed a bill to address the use of excessive of force by police officers.

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June 26, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | CT’s Federal Delegation Rejoices After Marriage Equality Ruling

by Jordan Fenster | June 26, 2015 3:32pm

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On Friday, in its second historic ruling of the week, the U.S. Supreme Court made marriage legal in all 50 states, regardless of the couple’s gender. Here are all the official statements from Connecticut’s delegation to Washington.

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Connecticut Advocates Applaud High Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

by Christine Stuart | June 26, 2015 1:57pm

doug hardy photo The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision recognizing same-sex marriages in all 50 states “affirms what a majority of Americans already know, which is that marriage is about love,” Anne Stanback, who led Connecticut’s fight for marriage equality, said Friday.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Murphy Addresses Senate on Gun Violence For the 33rd Time

by Jordan Fenster | June 26, 2015 9:35am


Connecticut Sen. Christopher Murphy addressed the Senate yet again this week on the issue of gun violence. It was the 33rd time he has done so since taking office in 2013.

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June 23, 2015

Concerned About Cuts, Recipients and Human Service Providers Remind Lawmakers That ‘People Matter’

by Elizabeth Regan | June 23, 2015 6:00pm

Advocates for human and social services were lined up outside the closed doors of the House Majority Caucus room at the state capitol Tuesday as Democratic lawmakers got up to speed on the latest developments in the state budget process.

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June 18, 2015

The Hartford 17 Take Community Service Deal

by Madeline Stocker | June 18, 2015 8:23am

Madeline Stocker photo Members of the Hartford 17 — a group of protesters arrested during a peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstration in Hartford June 8 — were sentenced to three days of community service Wednesday.

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June 17, 2015

8 Years After New Haven, Hartford Adopts Municipal ID Card Program

by Madeline Stocker | June 17, 2015 5:15pm

City of New Haven In September undocumented immigrants living in Hartford will be able to apply for the city’s newly-approved municipal identification card program.

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June 16, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Himes Wants Civil Liberty Oversight on Terror-Related Actions

by Jordan Fenster | June 16, 2015 8:30am


Maybe Rep. Himes should take a page out of John Oliver’s book. In the most recent episode of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, host Oliver acknowledges that nobody had actually read the 2014 Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture, the public version of which is more than 500 pages long.

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