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May 31, 2013

Newtown Families Fight To Keep Crime Scene Photos, Info Secret

by Christine Stuart | May 31, 2013 3:06pm

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 3:42pm

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 5:32pm

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 9:59am

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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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May 17, 2013

OP-ED | News on the FOI Front Looks Bleak

by Terry D. Cowgill | May 17, 2013 5:30am

For gadflies, watchdogs, and journalists in the Nutmeg State, the outlook for open access to government information just gets grimmer by the month. With few exceptions, lawmakers and other state officials are trying their best to make it harder for us to take a look at what they’re up to.

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May 10, 2013

OP-ED | Should We Worry About A Koch Brothers Takeover Of Tribune?

by Terry D. Cowgill | May 10, 2013 5:30am

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Few events shake organizations to their cores the way a change in ownership or leadership does. The consequences can range from a shift in priorities to the rolling of heads. New ownership is of particular concern in the modern newsroom, where jobs are scarce and big principles are at stake.

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May 6, 2013

TV Personalities Reveal Obsession With Food In New Book

by Christine Stuart | May 6, 2013 5:29am

Courtesy of Weinstein publishers They’re both TV anchors and friends. One was fat and one was skinny, but both were obsessed with food.

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April 22, 2013

Panel: Social Media’s Role In Breaking News Is A Mixed Bag

by Megan Merrigan | April 22, 2013 12:48pm

Reporters, professors, and Lt. Paul Vance gathered at the University of Connecticut last week to discuss the role of accuracy, respect, and social media in the coverage of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

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April 15, 2013

Will The Third Try Be The Charm for Camera Bill?

by Christine Stuart | April 15, 2013 5:30am

The Judiciary Committee forwarded a bill to the state Senate Friday that would give individuals the ability to bring a civil lawsuit against police officers who interfere with their ability to videotape or photograph officers on the job.

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April 8, 2013

‘No, thanks. All Set.’

by Staff Report | April 8, 2013 10:43am

(Updated 1:17 p.m.) Last Monday when Rep. Cathy Abercrombie, D-Meriden, walked by Newtown families she declined to accept their literature, including pictures of their dead children prior to a Democratic caucus on gun control issues.

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