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September 16, 2016

OP-ED | Hartford Won’t Indemnify Cops in Killing of Child’s Dog; Officers’ Personal Assets Attached

by Andy Thibault | September 16, 2016 11:00pm


This is the haunting voice of trauma inflicted on a 12-year-old girl:

“That day never goes away. It’s like I can’t really escape it, no matter how hard I try. I should have done something — anything — to stop that bullet from hitting him in the head.”

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September 7, 2016

Blumenthal Urges Congress To Approve Firefighter Cancer Registry

by Jack Kramer | September 7, 2016 11:30am

Courtesy of CT-N Keeping track of cancer detection rates for firefighters across the state and the nation is an action that is long overdue, according to those who fight fires for a living.

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September 2, 2016

OP-ED | Will New England Time Zone Switch Become A Reality?

by Terry Cowgill | September 2, 2016 5:30am

www.timeanddate.com
Every now and then, a potentially major news story that could affect everyone in a region just sort of flies under the radar. But time marches on. Or if this particular policy change becomes a reality, time could be sprung forward by an hour.

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August 30, 2016

Malloy Says Opioid Crisis Is Not About Race

by Christine Stuart | August 30, 2016 4:08pm

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie file photo Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Monday that it was a mistake for Maine Gov. Paul LePage to try to paint the ongoing opioid epidemic as a racial issue.

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Police Remind Residents of Safe Internet Exchange Locations

by Jack Kramer | August 30, 2016 12:00pm

Jack Kramer photo A growing number of police departments in the state are using their properties to provide a safe exchange area for residents who buy and sell products on internet websites, especially Craigslist.

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August 25, 2016

Connecticut Senator Joins Chorus On EpiPen Price Hikes

by Cara Rosner | August 25, 2016 11:26am

Christine Stuart photo U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal has joined the growing chorus blasting pharmaceutical giant Mylan over the skyrocketing cost of EpiPens, calling on the company to immediately lower the price of the life-saving medication.

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August 18, 2016

Gun Violence: No Ready Answers; Outreach Needed

by Jack Kramer | August 18, 2016 5:29am

This article first appeared in Connecticut Town & City magazine and is reprinted here with permission from the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.

Coming to consensus on gun ownership rights in this country is a useless exercise.

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August 16, 2016

Mixed Messages Regarding Opioid Epidemic

by Jack Kramer | August 16, 2016 11:30am

Courtesy of SEIU 1199 It seems like you can’t go to a news website, pick up a newspaper, or watch a television newscast these days in Connecticut without hearing about the state’s opioid crisis.

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Correction Officers: Staff and Overtime Reductions Put Them At Risk of Injury

by Christine Stuart | August 16, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Nearly five months after the layoffs began, the presidents of three bargaining groups representing 4,800 Correction Department employees wrote Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to tell him they’re concerned about their safety.

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July 29, 2016

Murphy Celebrates Program to Help New Haven’s Residents, Veterans, and Recently Incarcerated

by Jack Kramer | July 29, 2016 5:01pm

jack kramer / ctnewsjunkie One of the new initiative’s goals in New Haven, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said Thursday, will be to reduce recidivism by 50 percent over a five-year period.

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