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August 27, 2015

Former House Republican Chief of Staff Sentenced to Year and a Day in Kickback Scheme

by Christine Stuart | August 27, 2015 2:35pm

Christine Stuart photo (Updated 3:44 p.m.) Former House Republican Chief of Staff George Gallo was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison Thursday in federal court in Hartford for steering Republican candidates to a direct mail company in Florida in exchange for kickbacks.

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August 19, 2015

Bronin, Segarra Square Off On Violent Crime

by Madeline Stocker | August 19, 2015 4:06pm

Stephen Dunn photo In a debate that showcased the Democratic mayoral candidates positions on myriad issues impacting Hartford, it was clear that the two opponents were steadfast in their approach to one of the city’s biggest crises — the uptick in violence.

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August 17, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Blumenthal Wants Companies to Disclose Anti-Slavery Efforts

by Jordan Fenster | August 17, 2015 5:30am

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Apple and other companies whose products are made using forced child labor would be required by law to detail the efforts they have in place to halt such practices, if Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal gets his way.

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August 14, 2015

OP-ED | Summer of the Gun

by Susan Bigelow | August 14, 2015 10:00am

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Violent crime in cities like Hartford is rising again after decades of slowly falling, and nobody seems to know why. If something useful isn’t done soon, the political and social fallout could be disastrous.

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August 13, 2015

Connecticut Supreme Court Rules Death Penalty Unconstitutional

by Staff Report | August 13, 2015 12:38pm

Michael Lee-Murphy file photo Connecticut’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the death penalty “no longer serves any legitimate penological purpose,” violates the state constitution, and should be abolished for the 11 men who remain on death row.

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August 12, 2015

‘School to Prison Pipeline’ Discussion Sparks Frank Debate

by Madeline Stocker | August 12, 2015 5:30am

Madeline Stocker photo When most people think about the reasons behind high school suspensions, they recall a variety of circumstances — a fight broke out in the hallway, a school prankster got caught in the act, someone vandalized the school cafeteria.

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August 11, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Blumenthal, Animal Cruelty and Cecil the Lion

by Jordan Fenster | August 11, 2015 5:30am

Wikimedia Commons Sen. Richard Blumenthal introduced a bill late last month intended, he said, to reduce the number of endangered animals killed for trophies. But it was not the first time Blumenthal had proposed a measure designed to prevent animal cruelty.

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August 10, 2015

Malloy Signs Bill Inspired By Doug Glanville

by Christine Stuart | August 10, 2015 12:42pm

Christine Stuart photo A year and a day after Michael Brown’s shooting death in Missouri, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy held a ceremonial bill signing for a law inspired by a non-violent racial incident here involving a police officer and a former Major League Baseball player.

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August 6, 2015

Hartford Mayor & Democratic Challenger Approach Violence Problem Differently

by Madeline Stocker | August 6, 2015 12:16pm

Madeline Stocker file photo As violence in Hartford continues to make headlines, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra and Democratic challenger Luke Bronin have different styles of approaching the problem. One would hold more public forums, while the other prefers private meetings.

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August 5, 2015

Associate Professor Silent Following Arrest on Charge of Making a False Racial Profiling Statement

by Elizabeth Regan | August 5, 2015 12:00pm

File photo/Christine Stuart An associate professor and the community college at which she teaches continue to remain silent about the academic’s arrest on a charge of making a false statement after she accused the Connecticut State Police of racial profiling.

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