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February 24, 2017

OP-ED | Stand Against Trump’s Deportation Plans

by Susan Bigelow | February 24, 2017 10:00am

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The Trump era is a time of cruelty and fear. The president’s administration has gutted Obamacare, removed vital environmental protections, and rescinded federal protections for transgender children. The biggest targets so far, though, have been immigrants, especially undocumented persons and refugees.

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February 22, 2017

Malloy Issues Guidelines In Response To Trump Immigration Orders

by Jack Kramer | February 22, 2017 7:14pm

CTnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT – Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sent Connecticut school superintendents and police chiefs guidelines Wednesday on how to handle the Trump administration’s pronouncements and orders regarding undocumented immigrants.

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Solitary Confinement Cell Makes Its Way To The State Capitol

by Christine Stuart | February 22, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie He was just one of many Tuesday left by themselves under a fluorescent light in a small cell with a bunk, but unlike the estimated 80,000 inmates nationwide in solitary confinement, Sen. Gary Winfield, D-New Haven, was able to leave after two hours.

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February 20, 2017

In Connecticut, Calling for Help Carries Risks for Victims of Domestic Violence

by Sarah Smith, ProPublica | February 20, 2017 5:26am

David “Dee” Delgado for ProPublica Two days after she had fled because of a beating at the hands of her husband, Sanna Dilawar was back at her home in Torrington, Connecticut. She needed to retrieve her breast pump, and she had her 11-week-old daughter with her.

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February 17, 2017

Gun Owners Pressure Malloy Over Pistol Permit Fee Hike Proposal

by Jack Kramer | February 17, 2017 3:07pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gun owners and legislators from both parties Friday criticized Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to increase the state portion of the pistol permit fee from $70 to $300 and the initial 5-year pistol permit fee from $140 to $370.

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February 16, 2017

Motorcyclists Object to Mandatory Helmet Law Proposal

by Jack Kramer | February 16, 2017 5:29am

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HARTFORD, CT — Proposed legislation to require all motorcycle operators and passengers to wear helmets, regardless of age, met with stiff opposition by bikers at a public hearing on Wednesday.

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January 30, 2017

ACLU Report: Cops Make It Tough To Complain About Cops

by Jack Kramer | January 30, 2017 3:00pm

from the ACLU-CT report
HARTFORD, CT — Police agencies in Connecticut routinely make it difficult for members of the public to access basic and legally-required information about how to file complaints of police misconduct, according to a new study from the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut.

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January 26, 2017

Three Shoreline Lawmakers Express Reservations About Legalizing Marijuana

by Jack Kramer | January 26, 2017 5:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie GUILFORD - One of the highly anticipated dialogues of the 2017 legislative session is a conversation about whether Connecticut will join the growing list of states to legalize recreational marijuana.

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January 24, 2017

East Windsor Crowd Largely Backs Casino Plan

by Jack Kramer | January 24, 2017 11:00pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie EAST WINDSOR, CT — If a vote was taken Tuesday night amongst the 400-plus in attendance at a “community conversation” on a proposed casino in town, it’s pretty clear that blackjack, craps, and slot machines would be in East Windsor’s future.

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January 20, 2017

Committee Moves Closer To Drafting Legislation To Raise The Age

by Jack Kramer | January 20, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of CTN HARTFORD, CT – The Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee (JJPOC) Thursday adopted recommendations that set out to implement Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s vision to treat most 18, 19, and 20-year-olds as juveniles and not adults in the criminal justice system.

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