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November 10, 2014

Malloy Gets Tour of Ebola Protocols At Middlesex Hospital

by Christine Stuart | November 10, 2014 4:27pm

Christine Stuart photo Ebola may have disappeared from the front pages of newspapers, but healthcare professionals like those at Middlesex Hospital are still focused on making sure they know what to do if a patient shows up in their emergency room.

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September 18, 2014

Labor Unions Question Foley’s Business Record in Pennsylvania

by Christine Stuart | September 18, 2014 3:51pm

Christine Stuart photo The Democratic Party and labor leaders spent Thursday afternoon reminding Connecticut voters about what happened at a manufacturing company in Pennsylvania once owned by Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley.

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June 20, 2014

Senators Cite Increase in Accidents, Say Limit on Truckers’ Hours Should Stand

by Jhansi Katechia | June 20, 2014 8:31pm

Jhansi Katechia / CTNewsJunkie MIDDLETOWN — The June 7 accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one person and injured comedian Tracy Morgan and several others should have been a wake-up call for Congress, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday.

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May 30, 2014

Bond Commission Approves $570 Million in Borrowing

by Hugh McQuaid | May 30, 2014 12:07pm

The State Bond Commission released about $570 million in borrowing during a Friday meeting, including funding for a new courthouse in Torrington, state assistance for businesses, and bonding for projects sought by lawmakers.

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April 10, 2014

State Struggles To House Transgender Youth

by Hugh McQuaid | April 10, 2014 4:30am

istockphoto 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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March 13, 2014

OP-ED | Locked Girls’ Facility to Open Despite Questions

by Susan Bigelow | March 13, 2014 8:09pm

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On March 19, the Department of Children and Families will be opening a 12-bed, locked treatment facility in Middletown for some of the most at-risk girls in the system. Questions remain, however, as to whether it’s a needed addition to the state’s treatment network, or just a symptom of a broken system.

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January 14, 2014

Foley Stops Short of Calling For Repeal of 2013 Gun Laws

by Hugh McQuaid | January 14, 2014 11:18pm

Hugh McQuaid photo Republican Tom Foley told hundreds of Connecticut gun owners that he would veto future gun control restrictions if he is elected governor. But he disappointed some gun owners Tuesday night when he stopped short of calling for repeal.

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January 3, 2014

Advocates Not In Favor of Expanding Juvenile Detention

by Hugh McQuaid | January 3, 2014 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid Photo Although U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is hoping to make federal policy out of Connecticut’s successes in juvenile justice, he and several child welfare advocates are hoping the state scraps its plan to establish a new locked facility for girls.

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December 10, 2013

Democratic Donor Introduces Malloy At Breakfast

by Christine Stuart | December 10, 2013 12:59pm

Christine Stuart photo An utility company executive who donated $1,500 to the Connecticut Democratic Party’s federal account in October introduced Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday morning at the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce breakfast.

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December 9, 2013

Can Government Help Create Jobs?

by Christine Stuart | December 9, 2013 12:17pm

Christine Stuart photo The headline of this story was the question posed to a group of panelists Monday at the “CT at Work” conference sponsored by the Connecticut Humanities Council at Wesleyan University.

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