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March 22, 2017

Doctor’s Testimony Challenges Lawmakers Support For Legalizing Marijuana

by Christine Stuart | March 22, 2017 4:00pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Supporters of legalizing marijuana were put on the defensive Wednesday by almost two hours of testimony offered by Dr. Deepak Cyril D’Souza, a professor of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine and director of neuropsychiatry at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

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March 21, 2017

Police Officials Say More Education Will Reduce Connecticut’s ‘Dual Arrest’ Rates

by Jack Kramer | March 21, 2017 3:32pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - Connecticut’s “dual arrest” rate, where both the aggressor and the victim in a domestic violence incident are arrested, far exceeds the national average, but law enforcement officials said that more education and not new legislation is the answer.

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March 20, 2017

Malloy Is Pushing, Again, For Bail Reform

by Jack Kramer | March 20, 2017 11:25pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is renewing his efforts to eliminate the need for bail for low-level offenses.

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March 15, 2017

Connecticut’s Top Law Enforcement Officer Says Gun Permit Bill Doesn’t Offend the Constitution

by Jack Kramer | March 15, 2017 12:57pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - Allowing police officers to ask gun owners to show their permits if they are openly carrying their weapons isn’t an infringement of their rights in the eyes of Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane.

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March 10, 2017

OP-ED | Are We Heading for a Showdown on Marijuana?

by Susan Bigelow | March 10, 2017 11:00am

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There’s a chance that Connecticut might legalize the recreational use of cannabis this year. And there’s an equal chance that, no matter what the legislature decides, it won’t matter.

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March 7, 2017

Debate On Recreational Marijuana Takes Center Stage

by Jack Kramer | March 7, 2017 3:24pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Tuesday was “pot day” at the state Capitol. Depending on which room you were in at the Legislative Office Building views on legalizing recreational cannabis couldn’t have been more conflicting.

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February 24, 2017

OP-ED | Stand Against Trump’s Deportation Plans

by Susan Bigelow | February 24, 2017 11:00am

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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 8:14pm

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 6:30am

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 6:26am

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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