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September 3, 2013

OP-ED | Technology, News, and Nostalgia

by Barth Keck | September 3, 2013 12:00am

A recent camping trip got me thinking about newspapers, and not just because I had to go several days without my morning paper. After waking up one brisk morning, I began crumpling old newspapers to start a fire.

“What will I use to start fires once newspapers disappear?” I wondered.

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August 21, 2013

Task Force Member Urges Caution Regarding Secrecy

by Hugh McQuaid | August 21, 2013 2:50pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo A member of the legislature’s panel tasked with balancing transparency and victim privacy expressed concern Wednesday that the group’s membership is weighted too heavily in favor of reducing public access to information.

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August 1, 2013

Positions Vary After Newtown FOI Panel’s First Meeting

by Hugh McQuaid | August 1, 2013 2:13pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo A legislative panel considering privacy and government transparency issues raised by the Newtown shooting began working Thursday with advocates on both sides of the controversial issue favoring very different outcomes.

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July 5, 2013

Happy Independence Day

by Staff Report | July 5, 2013 12:02am

Happy July 4th.

CTNewsJunkie will be taking Thursday and Friday off to enjoy our friends and family and unwind a little from the hectic legislative session. That means there will be no Morning Coffee & Politics or Friday Night Fix from Thursday through Monday. We’re going to rest for the next few days. Our email will resume on Tuesday morning, July 9.

June 17, 2013

ANALYSIS | What Does the NSA Surveillance Mean For You?

by Lon Seidman | June 17, 2013 4:30am

Yale constitutional law scholar Anjali Dalal suggests that when it comes to grilling the National Security Agency on domestic surveillance programs, it’s all about how one asks the question.

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June 5, 2013

Legislative Session Starts & Ends With Sandy Hook

by Hugh McQuaid | June 5, 2013 1:12am

Christine Stuart photo The General Assembly approved a bill Wednesday morning that exempts crime scene photos of murder victims, including the 26 Newtown victims.

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May 31, 2013

Newtown Families Fight To Keep Crime Scene Photos, Info Secret

by Christine Stuart | May 31, 2013 2:06pm

Christine Stuart photo More than a dozen surviving families of the slain Newtown victims came to the state Capitol to lobby lawmakers in favor of a bill they say will protect their loved ones in death the way they were unable to protect them in life.

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May 29, 2013

‘Keep Your Koch Off My Courant’

by Jacqueline Wattles | May 29, 2013 2:42pm

Jacqueline Wattles photo Local labor activists and members of the Working Families Party lent their voices to a protest against the potential acquisition of the Tribune Co. by billionaires Charles and David Koch of Kansas.

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May 26, 2013

OP-ED | Time to Reform the Legal Notices Mandate

by Leo Paul and Art Ward | May 26, 2013 4:32pm

Art Ward and Leo Paul In 2013, Connecticut’s hometowns are still forced to pay to post legal notices—such as tax foreclosures, coastal site plans, lists of taxable personal properties, even budgets—in obscure pages of printed newspapers; posting them online doesn’t count.

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May 24, 2013

OP-ED | Government’s Habits of Secrecy Must Change

by Susan Bigelow | May 24, 2013 8:59am

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Secrecy is safety, or so government increasingly seems to believe. Controversy erupted this week over a proposed change to our Freedom of Information law that would restrict the release of death records from the Newtown massacre, and rightly so.

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