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September 20, 2016

Medical Marijuana Program For Minors Starts Oct. 1

by Cara Rosner | September 20, 2016 12:00pm

shutterstock Sick children younger than 18 will gain access to non-smokeable medical marijuana on Oct. 1, when a new Connecticut law takes effect.

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September 16, 2016

OP-ED | Hartford Won’t Indemnify Cops in Killing of Child’s Dog; Officers’ Personal Assets Attached

by Andy Thibault | September 16, 2016 11:00pm


This is the haunting voice of trauma inflicted on a 12-year-old girl:

“That day never goes away. It’s like I can’t really escape it, no matter how hard I try. I should have done something — anything — to stop that bullet from hitting him in the head.”

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OP-ED | Moukawsher: Pundit On The Bench

by Terry Cowgill | September 16, 2016 5:30am

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From his Olympian perch, Hartford Superior Court Judge Thomas G. Moukawsher last week hurled a thunderbolt at just about everyone you could imagine who works in the field of public education.

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August 18, 2016

Gun Violence: No Ready Answers; Outreach Needed

by Jack Kramer | August 18, 2016 5:29am

This article first appeared in Connecticut Town & City magazine and is reprinted here with permission from the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.

Coming to consensus on gun ownership rights in this country is a useless exercise.

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August 12, 2016

Racial Profiling Group Struggles With How To Present Traffic Stop Data

by Jack Kramer | August 12, 2016 5:30am

Courtesy of CT-N Connecticut “has been fortunate’’ to avoid the deadly shootings involving police and minorities that have plagued the rest of the country, the chairman of the Connecticut Racial Profiling Advisory Board said Thursday.

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August 7, 2016

Retired State Supreme Court Justice Borden Dies at 79

by Christine Stuart | August 7, 2016 9:48pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Retired Connecticut Supreme Court Justice David Borden died on Sunday at age 79. He was an advocate for a more transparent judiciary, juvenile justice reform, and a proponent for changing the way police conduct criminal identification lineups.

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August 5, 2016

OP-ED | The ‘Burning’ Issue of Flag Desecration

by Terry Cowgill | August 5, 2016 5:30am

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It’s an old argument that dates back at least 100 years. Is burning the United States flag an act of free speech or a crime against good citizenship and common decency?

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July 29, 2016

OP-ED | Stuck Between Corrupt and the Stone Age

by Sarah Darer Littman | July 29, 2016 8:00am

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Political analyst Stuart Rothenberg tweeted recently that he is old enough to remember the Republican Party. He has 15 years on me, but I’m old enough to remember, too.

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OP-ED | State GOPers Run Away From ‘Banana Republicans’

by Terry Cowgill | July 29, 2016 5:30am

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While Connecticut Democrats came away largely satisfied and united as their national party’s convention ended this week, many of their Republican counterparts were grinning and bearing it the week before, as the GOP convention delegates adopted one of the most socially conservative platforms in memory and many key speakers attacked Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton rather than say anything nice about their own guy, Donald Trump.

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June 28, 2016

DeLauro Continues Push For Vote on Gun Control

by Max Moran | June 28, 2016 5:23pm

Christine Stuart file photo Congress may be in recess until July 5, but that’s not stopping U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro from calling upon Republican leadership in the House to allow a vote on gun control.

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