by Christine Stuart | April 18, 2014 2:36pm
NEW HAVEN—Debbie Diaz was in tears in a New Haven courthouse when she learned she was being evicted because the apartment she rented was being foreclosed on by the bank.
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by Hugh McQuaid | April 17, 2014 12:09pm
Rep. David Alexander stood outside the House chamber Thursday morning and listened as his colleagues debated whether he should be permitted access to his original birth records.
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by Christine Stuart | April 15, 2014 12:00pm
Under a settlement agreement reached last week in a federal lawsuit, the Connecticut General Assembly will be asked to add 35 positions to the Department of Social Services budget to help process Medicaid applications.
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by Hugh McQuaid | April 10, 2014 5:30am
State prison officials were grappling Wednesday to establish a new policy for housing transgender inmates following a court order handing the Correction Department custody of a transgender minor.
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by Christine Stuart | April 8, 2014 4:30pm
The women’s vote can make or break a Connecticut politician. History, shows that both male and female candidates ignore the gender gap at their peril.
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by Christine Stuart | April 4, 2014 5:30am
The Judiciary Committee gave its approval Wednesday to a bill that would make it a crime to publicly share nude photos or video of a former partner on the Internet or any other public venue.
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by Christine Stuart | April 3, 2014 5:30am
Connecticut courts have never had to decide whether a member of the public, who is testifying at a legislative hearing, can defame another person without consequences. But a judge may soon get a chance to clarify the issue.
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by Hugh McQuaid | April 2, 2014 5:34pm
In a tight vote with just minutes to spare before its deadline, the Judiciary Committee approved a bill Wednesday to reduce heightened penalty zones for selling drugs near schools.
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by Staff Report | April 2, 2014 4:24pm
The victim of a 2009 chimpanzee attack said she was “heartbroken” that the Judiciary Committee won’t allow her complaint for financial damages to be heard by a court.
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by Staff Report | April 1, 2014 2:17pm
(Updated 4:11 p.m.) WTIC 1080 AM allowed former Gov. John G. Rowland to go back on the air Tuesday afternoon, shortly after Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said that “any reasonable outlet” would remove him.
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