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August 16, 2017

Blumenthal: ‘No Moral Equivalence’; Incitement of Violence Is Not Protected Speech

by Christine Stuart | August 16, 2017 3:03pm

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Moments after a Hartford press conference in which U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal denounced Republican President Donald Trump’s remarks regarding the tumult in Charlottesville, one of the president’s top business councils disbanded. Then, minutes later, Trump tweeted he was disbanding both councils.

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July 28, 2017

Attorneys General Warn About Malware Sites

by Cara Rosner | July 28, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of the PSA Fifteen state attorneys general from across the country, including Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, are participating in a first-ever national campaign to warn consumers of the dangers of “pirate” websites.

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July 24, 2017

Bridgeport Police Aren’t Cooperating; Captain Says It’s A ‘Misunderstanding’

by Jack Kramer | July 24, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of the Bridgeport Police Facebook page A group that is charged with monitoring whether police departments in the state profile minorities disproportionately when making traffic stops has no idea if Bridgeport Police are complying with the law.

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July 18, 2017

Connecticut Prison Reform Efforts Featured On PBS Frontline Documentary ‘Life On Parole’ Tonight

by Jack Kramer | July 18, 2017 5:29am

PBS Frontline / CPTV HARTFORD, CT — Life On Parole, a documentary that takes an inside look at Connecticut’s efforts to change the parole system and reduce the number of people returning to prison, will air on CPTV at 10 p.m. tonight.

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July 13, 2017

Malloy Signs Bill Changing Solitary Confinement

by Christine Stuart | July 13, 2017 11:36am

Courtesy of the Senate Democrats HARTFORD, CT — One of the last pieces of legislation Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed this year was a bill that prohibits the Corrections Department from putting anyone under the age of 18 in solitary confinement.

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July 5, 2017

Advocates Say Political Climate Is Contributing To LGBTQ Discrimination

by Christine Stuart | July 5, 2017 3:05pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — It wasn’t necessarily a call for more legislation Wednesday, but it was a call to action at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

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June 30, 2017

OP-ED | Lesson for Trinity’s Williams: Would Your Mother Approve?

by Terry Cowgill | June 30, 2017 5:30am

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Sometimes the public is witness to an event and discerns an outcome that no one will be entirely happy with. It happens in the lawmaking business all the time. We journalists are frequently confronted with this dynamic as well. And I’m afraid this column will be yet another example.

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June 28, 2017

Transportation Group Says Connecticut’s Rural Roads Are Deficient

by Jack Kramer | June 28, 2017 3:24pm

HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut has the second worst rural transportation system in the country, according to a new report released this week.

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June 16, 2017

OP-ED | An Angry Country on the Cliff’s Edge

by Susan Bigelow | June 16, 2017 10:00am

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Today, let me praise President Donald Trump for his statement following the shooting in Alexandria. The president said: “We may have our differences, but we do well, in times like these, to remember that everyone who serves in our nation’s capital is here because, above all, they love our country … [W]e are strongest when we are unified and when we work together for the common good.”

When I read this I closed my eyes, and for a moment I could imagine living in a country where there is respect for unity and our common humanity despite all our differences.

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June 14, 2017

Lawmakers Call For Civility Following Shooting at Virginia Ballfield

by Peter Urban | June 14, 2017 9:16am

REUTERS / Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON (Updated 7:06 p.m.) — Connecticut lawmakers joined others on Capitol Hill Wednesday in a call for political civility across America following an early morning shooting where the third ranking House Republican was wounded in gunfire at a ballfield in Alexandria, Virginia during a baseball practice.

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