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November 21, 2014

Child Advocate Report: Yale’s Psych Recommendations for Lanza Weren’t Sent or Included in Ed Records

by Christine Stuart | November 21, 2014 4:46pm

Even though the parents of the gunman who took the lives of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School allowed doctors from Yale to share information with the school system, not all of the information was transmitted, according to a new report Friday from the Office of the Child Advocate.

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November 18, 2014

State Board to Hear Patients Pitch New Conditions for Access to Medical Marijuana

by Kristi Allen | November 18, 2014 5:30am

istockphoto A state physicians board will hold a public hearing next week to decide whether to add new medical conditions to the state’s medical marijuana law.

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November 14, 2014

OP-ED | Sandy Hook Commission Homeschool Proposal: Don’t Fix What Isn’t Broken

by Camden Archambeau | November 14, 2014 2:16pm

EDITOR’S NOTE: Introducing Camden Archambeau, a 13-year-old student writer and thinker in Sarah Darer Littman’s essay class at the Writopia Lab.

shutterstock In the wake of the shooting tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 26 people were killed by Adam Lanza, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy formed a commission to review and reform policy regarding public safety, especially on school safety, gun violence, and mental health.

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November 13, 2014

Use of Connecticut’s Gun Seizure Law Started Climbing In 2008

by Hugh McQuaid | November 13, 2014 3:17pm

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MICHAEL A. NORKO & MADELON BARANOSKI Gun seizures under a first-of-its-kind Connecticut law passed in 1999 have increased dramatically since 2008, according to preliminary research from Duke University, Yale University, and the University of Connecticut.

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October 6, 2014

With Crime Down to a 40-Year Low, Malloy Touts State Money for Local Police Departments

by Hugh McQuaid | October 6, 2014 2:34pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy touted his support for municipal aid Monday as a new report found crime in Connecticut at a 40-year low in 2013. Protecting towns from funding cuts has kept cops on the street, he said.

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October 1, 2014

New Laws Take Effect Today

by Hugh McQuaid | October 1, 2014 9:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo Several new laws take effect today including new regulations on pet stores and the sale of electronic cigarettes, as well as a law cracking down on domestic violence.

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September 30, 2014

Senators Use FBI Report To Encourage Retailers To Adopt Anti-Gun Policies

by Hugh McQuaid | September 30, 2014 11:03am

Hugh McQuaid Photo Connecticut’s U.S. senators renewed their call Tuesday for national retailers to discourage customers from bringing guns into stores. They cited a FBI report that found nearly half of active shooter incidents occur at commercial establishments.

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September 18, 2014

New Gun Safety PAC Endorses Candidates

by Ellen R. Delisio | September 18, 2014 4:54pm

Ellen Delisio photo Determined not only to maintain Connecticut’s status as home to some of the toughest gun laws in the nation but also to continue to promote gun safety, a new political action committee made its endorsements Thursday on the steps of the state Capitol.

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September 17, 2014

Foley Says He Supports Closing Restraining Order Gun Loophole

by Eugene Driscoll | September 17, 2014 4:30am

The Republican candidate for governor said Tuesday he would support proposed legislation prohibiting people who have temporary restraining orders against them from possessing a firearm.

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September 16, 2014

Coalition Against Domestic Violence Reports Calls Have Increased Following Rice Video

by Kristi Allen | September 16, 2014 6:11am

http://www.ctcadv.org/ Since the video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiance Janay Palmer Rice surfaced, the number of calls for domestic violence services in Connecticut has increased.

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