by Terry Cowgill | Apr 20, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Congress | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety
As a journalist, I’ve covered a lot or rallies and protests over the course of my 25-year career. Indeed I covered one on Saturday in the Berkshires. There’s lots of noise and colorful signs. Sometimes there’s over-the-top rhetoric. Typically, there is a call to action for a policy change or an expansion of rights.
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by Christine Stuart | Apr 19, 2018 4:01pm
Posted to: Business | Civil Liberties | Equality | Jobs
HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut is one step closer to attempting to close the gender wage gap by banning employers from asking about a person’s pay history.
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by Christine Stuart | Apr 17, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Equality | State Capitol | Hartford
HARTFORD, CT — Last week, a white lawmaker told a black female lobbyist that he needed a pin that said he “stands with white men,” and there was little, if any, outrage from other elected officials.
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by James Glassman | Apr 16, 2018 9:35pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Election Policy | Equality | Opinion | White House
I’m now a resident of Washington, D.C., but I lived for 10 years in the beautiful Litchfield County town of Canaan, also known as Falls Village, population 1,081. I am a long-time Republican, having served as Under Secretary of State in the administration of George W. Bush.
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by Christine Stuart | Apr 16, 2018 4:25pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Equality | Jobs | Labor | State Capitol
HARTFORD, CT — Leaders of the four legislative caucuses began the process Monday of examining their own sexual harassment policies and it wasn’t long before the camera was pointed in their direction.
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by Christine Stuart | Apr 14, 2018 2:19pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | State Capitol
HARTFORD, CT — Led by the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, 1,500 gun owners and Second Amendment supporters rallied Saturday at the state Capitol.
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by Bhumika Choudhary | Apr 13, 2018 2:37pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Environment | Equality | Law Enforcement | State Capitol | Hartford
HARTFORD, CT — Second Amendment supporters will gather Saturday at the state Capitol to rally for their rights while scientists gather on the other side of the Legislative Office Building to March for Science.
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by Susan Bigelow | Apr 13, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Equality | Town News | West Hartford | Housing | Opinion | Poverty | Real Estate
Is your suburb a monotonous, unwalkable, racially segregated misery pit? Is your city an inescapable concentration of poverty and crime, squeezed from all sides by the surrounding towns? Blame America’s bizarrely strict and exclusionary zoning laws.
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by Karen Jarmoc and Merry Jackson | Apr 9, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Equality | Legal | Opinion
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty’s response upon learning that her male Chief of Staff was in an intimate relationship with a female staff person whom he harassed and physically harmed was wrong and deeply disappointing as she failed to promptly hold the offender accountable and offer support to the victim. She has acknowledged the opportunity for her and all of us to do better. We could not agree more.
Continue reading "OP-ED | All Organizations - Public or Private, Government or Corporate - Need to Protect Employees" »
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 4, 2018 10:00am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety
HARTFORD, CT — While another active shooter drama unfolded on the West Coast Tuesday, Connecticut legislators debated whether to respond to the epidemic by restricting certain types of guns and accessories — or by allowing people to carry guns openly in state parks.
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