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February 15, 2017

OP-ED | When the Russians Come Calling

by Susan Bigelow | February 15, 2017 5:07pm

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It suddenly feels like the bad old days of the Cold War around here, and for good reason. Russia, led by President Vladimir Putin, is constantly and aggressively testing the strength and resolve of the NATO alliance. But unlike the 1980s, the United States has no clear policy on Russia, has weak and vacillating leadership, and is entirely unpredictable.

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Connecticut Lawmakers Tell Trump To Act After Russian Spy Ship Is Spotted Off Coast

by Christine Stuart | February 15, 2017 1:09pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo Connecticut’s Congressional delegation was quick to sound the alarm bells Wednesday morning when it confirmed a Russian spy ship Viktor Leonov was spotted 30 miles off the coast of the Groton submarine base.

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December 23, 2016

OP-ED | ‘Derbygate’ A Fine Example Of ‘Quasi-Public’ Arrogance

by Terry Cowgill | December 23, 2016 5:30am

If you’re a public official involved in questionable behavior, the last thing you want to hear is someone in the media attaching a Nixonian suffix to your dubious doings. But that’s exactly what’s happened in Norwich, where ratepayers are outraged at an annual Kentucky Derby junket for board members that has over the last four years cost the local utility more than $1 million.

The resulting scandal has earned the moniker Derbygate.

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October 25, 2016

Republican Chairman: Democratic Candidate Is Violating Election Law By Using Trump

by Christine Stuart | October 25, 2016 4:30am

Photo of the mailer Connecticut Republican Party Chairman JR Romano is accusing, in an election complaint, a Democratic state Senate candidate of violating clean election laws by likening his Republican opponent to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

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October 7, 2016

One Calls For A Hearing, Another For A Resignation

by Christine Stuart | October 7, 2016 4:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo One lawmaker continues to push for the resignation of Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz, while another is calling for a public hearing in the wake of the Child Advocate’s report on the near-death of a toddler.

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October 4, 2016

Child Advocate: Near Death of Toddler Points To Systemic Problems in DCF’s Kinship Foster Placements

by Christine Stuart | October 4, 2016 9:00am

CTNewsJunkie file photo The “near-death from starvation and abuse” of a toddler points to systemic issues with some of the state’s recently touted kinship foster placements, according to a report released today by the state Child Advocate’s office.

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September 23, 2015

New Data Indicates Racial Disparities in Traffic Stops Continue Amid Seasonal Variations

by Elizabeth Regan | September 23, 2015 3:00pm

ctrp3.ctdata.org Police in Connecticut continued to target black and Hispanic drivers at a disproportionate rate over the past winter in both the number of stops and the likelihood of getting a ticket, according to the latest installment of racial profiling data mandated by the state legislature.

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August 3, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Connecticut-built F-35 Fighter Jet Ready for Takeoff

by Jordan Fenster | August 3, 2015 4:30am

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Remington Hall/Released
The U.S. Marine Corps has announced that its version of the controversial F-35 joint strike fighter is ready for use. The aircraft was developed in part in Connecticut and has been hailed by members of Connecticut’s delegation, some of whom have taken many thousands of dollars in campaign cash from the plane’s developers.

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April 7, 2015

Report: Analysis Shows Racial Disparity in Traffic Stops by Several Connecticut Police Departments

by Elizabeth Regan | April 7, 2015 4:18pm

Elizabeth Regan Police departments in Groton, Granby, and Waterbury and state police troops in Tolland and Hartford are more likely to stop black and Hispanic drivers, according to a study conducted by the Institute for Municipal Regional Policy.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Electric Boat Gets $32.6 Million to Maintain Nuclear Subs

by Jordan Fenster | April 7, 2015 8:00am

Electric Boat has been awarded about $40 million in Navy contracts over the past week, in part to help service the nation’s nuclear fleet.

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