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June 29, 2016

Deaf Community Rallies to Decry Interpreter Layoffs

by Christine Stuart | June 29, 2016 9:09pm

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie The deaf community wanted to make sure their voices were heard Wednesday when they rallied outside a state office building in Hartford in support of 35 state interpreters who were laid off this week.

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June 28, 2016

DeLauro Continues Push For Vote on Gun Control

by Max Moran | June 28, 2016 5:23pm

Christine Stuart file photo Congress may be in recess until July 5, but that’s not stopping U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro from calling upon Republican leadership in the House to allow a vote on gun control.

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Judicial Marshals File Labor Complaint

by Christine Stuart | June 28, 2016 2:13pm

CTNewsjunkie file photo The International Brotherhood of Police Officers, which also represents judicial marshals, filed a complaint Monday with the state Department of Labor for its decision to hire state troopers to patrol outside four urban courthouses.

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June 24, 2016

OP-ED | Looking for the Turning Point on Guns

by Susan Bigelow | June 24, 2016 10:00am

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After the heartbreak and agony of Newtown, I had just the faintest stirring of hope that we’d reached a turning point on guns. Maybe, just maybe, we could put aside the intractable cultural battle over guns for just a few moments to put into place a few very basic, common sense controls like universal background checks.

I was wrong.

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June 22, 2016

Judicial Branch Declines New Haven’s Offer To Keep Detention Center Open

by Christine Stuart | June 22, 2016 4:14pm

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut’s Judicial Branch has declined an offer from the city of New Haven to pay for the judicial marshals currently staffing New Haven’s detention facility.

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June 21, 2016

Cities and Towns Encourage Legal Opinion On ‘Unclaimed’ Bodies

by Christine Stuart | June 21, 2016 8:30am

Connecticut cities and towns want Attorney General George Jepsen to weigh in with a formal legal opinion about the Chief Medical Examiner’s decision to make any “unclaimed” dead person the municipalities responsibility.

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June 20, 2016

Murphy: ‘NRA Has Vice-like Grip On This Place, Even When 90% of the American Public Wants Change’

by Jack Kramer | June 20, 2016 8:11pm

youtube / senate democrats channel Four measures designed to toughen up gun ownership laws following the mass murder at an Orlando nightclub failed to get the three-fifths necessary approval to pass the U.S. Senate on Monday.

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June 17, 2016

OP-ED | Gun Control: The ‘Silence’ Is Deafening

by Terry Cowgill | June 17, 2016 5:30am

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After a savage attack last week in a gay nightclub in Orlando that killed more people than any mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Connecticut and America are waking up with a gun hangover. They only question is whether it’ll wear off and allow the nation to return to business as usual, or whether the headache and shame are so severe as to effect a real change in lifestyle. I’m hoping for the latter.

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June 16, 2016

OP-ED | After Orlando: Pain, Fear, and Resilience

by Susan Bigelow | June 16, 2016 6:00pm

I wish I knew how to feel after Orlando. I’ve felt so many things, from shock to horror to anger to grief to a deep, worried sadness that refuses to fade, days later. I’ve seen the people around me react with fury, with political slogans, with hate, and with resignation.

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Democrats In Congress Claim Momentum In Gun Control Debate

by Christine Stuart | June 16, 2016 1:39pm

Screengrab from Senate stream It’s still unclear after U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy’s nearly 15-hour filibuster what version of the two amendments Republicans in the U.S. Senate will raise, but that didn’t matter too much Thursday morning.

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