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November 17, 2017

Murphy Orchestrates Breakthrough On Gun Issue

by Peter Urban | November 17, 2017 4:38pm

Peter Urban / CTNewsJunkie After years of failing to gain ground on any gun safety measure, Senator Chris Murphy appears to have scored at least a narrow victory this week.

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OP-ED | In Era of Mass Murder, Second Amendment Advocate An Unlikely Hero

by Terry Cowgill | November 17, 2017 5:30am

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Few things are more painful to me than the abuse of power, or incompetence in the execution of that power. The consequences for those affected by such malfeasance and clumsiness are so great as to demand a sense of outrage from us all.

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November 16, 2017

OP-ED | What’s There to be Thankful For, Anyway?

by Susan Bigelow | November 16, 2017 7:35am

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This has been an exhausting, dispiriting, bewildering, and painful 12 months. It’s only a year since the election, but we still haven’t begun to reckon with everything that we’ve lost, and with all the damage our egomaniacal liar of a president and all those demons who surround him have yet to do.

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November 7, 2017

Malloy Closes Another Prison As Inmate Population Declines

by Christine Stuart | November 7, 2017 4:23pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday that Enfield Correctional Institute will close in early 2018.

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October 27, 2017

OP-ED | Why You Should Vote in the Municipal Elections

by Susan Bigelow | October 27, 2017 7:30am

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Local elections are here. You noticed, right? Of course you did.

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October 16, 2017

Blumenthal Calls On FCC To Quiet Trump’s Press Threats

by Jack Kramer | October 16, 2017 11:47am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Monday asked the Federal Communication Commission to pledge to uphold the First Amendment amidst a series of tweets from President Donald Trump threatening to revoke broadcaster licenses.

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October 12, 2017

Justice: Connecticut Is Not Violating Federal Immigration Laws

by Christine Stuart | October 12, 2017 12:40pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — The U.S. Department of Justice told Connecticut Thursday that it’s not violating federal immigration law and should be eligible for a federal law enforcement grant.

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October 6, 2017

Blumenthal, Murphy, DeLauro Join New Haven Police Chief to Talk About Tougher Gun Laws

by Jack Kramer | October 6, 2017 2:50pm

Jack Kramer / CTNewsJunkie NEW HAVEN, CT — With supporters including relatives of children murdered in Sandy Hook cheering them on, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro Friday said the Las Vegas massacre will rebuild momentum to pass tougher gun legislation in Congress.

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NRA Opens Dialogue With Bump Stock Restrictions

by Jack Kramer | October 6, 2017 4:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie BRANFORD, CT — After staying silent for days, the National Rifle Association on Thursday came out in support of additional federal regulations on bump stocks, a firearm accessory that allowed the Las Vegas massacre shooter to convert some of his semiautomatic rifles to fully automatic fire.

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October 5, 2017

OP-ED | No Divorce More Final: When Nations Split Apart

by Susan Bigelow | October 5, 2017 5:50pm

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I traveled through the north of Scotland with my mother in the beginning of September, and while we did pass through a stark and forbidding room labeled “UK Border” and passed around money that said “Bank of England,” there was a sense of being somewhere distinct and different from the United Kingdom.

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