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October 16, 2011

Occupy Hartford Meets Anti-war Movement

by Christine Stuart | October 16, 2011 9:18pm

Anti-war protestors marking the 10th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan met up with Occupy Hartford to hold a rally Sunday which started at Hartford City Hall and made its way to the state Capitol.

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September 15, 2011

Poll: Malloy Weathers Storm, But Gets Low Marks For Handling of Budget, Public Employees

by Christine Stuart | September 15, 2011 7:11am

A new Quinnipiac University poll found voters overwhelmingly approved of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s handling of Tropical Storm Irene, but his overall approval rating is still in negative territory.

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September 9, 2011

Port Security A Concern As Funds Shrink

by Kate Farrish | September 9, 2011 11:00am

Shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorists attacks, Bridgeport made its summer marine police unit a year-round effort to protect the port, where oil, coal, bananas and pineapples arrived on ships from Colombia, Costa Rica and Indonesia.

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May 31, 2011

CT’s Own Mentioned In Obama’s Memorial Day Speech

by Staff Report | May 31, 2011 9:55am

Paul Tarbox, a U.S. Army veteran and clerk of the Select Committee on Veterans’ Affairs wrote an eloquent letter to President Obama after the president’s photo was taken next to the Arlington Cemetery grave of Tarbox’s friend, Joe Phaneuf.

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May 2, 2011

Connecticut Officials React to Bin Laden’s Death

by Hugh McQuaid | May 2, 2011 1:04pm

Late Sunday night President Barack Obama announced that a group of Navy Seals had killed terrorist Osama bin Laden during a firefight in Pakistan. On Monday morning, some Connecticut officials reflected on that news.

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April 18, 2011

A Call To End Homelessness Among Military Veterans

by Hugh McQuaid | April 18, 2011 2:31pm

During a forum on homelessness at the Lyceum in Hartford on Monday, a Department of Veterans Affairs Assistant Secretary cited a troubling trend of homelessness among military veterans and offered her plan to combat the problem.

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January 3, 2011

Malloy Reappoints VA Commish

by Staff Report | January 3, 2011 4:06pm

Gov.-elect Dan Malloy announced Monday that he would be reappointing Linda Spoonster Schwartz to continue serving as his commissioner of the Department of Veteran Affairs.

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October 16, 2009

Student Groups to Attend Anti-War Rally

by Staff Report | October 16, 2009 9:05am

Denisa Jashari at Oct. 11 rally

On Saturday, students across Connecticut will travel to Boston to voice their dissatisfaction with the escalation of the war in Afghanistan and the deepening of the economic crisis.

The city is one of thirty locations in the country that will be hosting anti-war activities calling for the end of all United States occupations on the same date.

Denisa Jashari, a senior at Trinity College and co-founder of the Trinity Anti-War Coalition is one of the many who will be attending the event to make her opinions heard.

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September 2, 2008

West Hartford Movie Night

by Staff Report | September 2, 2008 9:19am

West Hartford Citizens for Peace and Justice will show the movie “IRAN is not the problem” tonight at St. James Episcopal Church, 1018 Farmington Ave., West Hartford.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

For more information, visit the West Hartford Citizens for Peace and Justice Web site.

March 19, 2008

Five Years of War

by Christine Stuart | March 19, 2008 11:00am

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The night before the fifth year anniversary of the War in Iraq, U.S. Congressman John Larson, D-1, held a public forum with a standing room only crowd at the Elmwood Community Center in West Hartford.

The turnout may have surprised some since the war has not dominated the news cycle and hasn’t been on the front page in weeks. The last war forum Larson hosted was months ago, and his staffers admitted they didn’t know what kind of turnout to expect.

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