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April 27, 2018

DC NEWSJUNKIE | Blumenthal, Murphy Seek Relief For Crumbling Concrete

by Peter Urban | Apr 27, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Equality | Federal Budget | Town News | Military Spending | National Security | Public Health | Public Safety | Manufacturing Sector

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WASHINGTON — Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy introduced legislation this week aimed at providing up to $100 million in federal assistance to help homeowners and businesses whose homes and buildings suffer from crumbling foundations.

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April 26, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Murphy Backs Opioid Bill

by Peter Urban | Apr 26, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Public Health | Public Safety

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Chris Murphy on Tuesday joined other members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in support of sweeping legislation aimed at addressing the nation’s opioid epidemic.

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April 20, 2018

OP-ED | Peering Through The Noise: Gun Rights Come With Limits

by Terry Cowgill | Apr 20, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Congress | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety

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As a journalist, I’ve covered a lot or rallies and protests over the course of my 25-year career. Indeed I covered one on Saturday in the Berkshires. There’s lots of noise and colorful signs. Sometimes there’s over-the-top rhetoric. Typically, there is a call to action for a policy change or an expansion of rights.

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April 4, 2018

As YouTube Cowers, Gun Bills Advance

by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 4, 2018 10:00am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — While another active shooter drama unfolded on the West Coast Tuesday, Connecticut legislators debated whether to respond to the epidemic by restricting certain types of guns and accessories — or by allowing people to carry guns openly in state parks.

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Judiciary Committee Forwards Sweeping Sexual Harassment Reforms To Senate

by Christine Stuart | Apr 4, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Equality | Ethics | Jobs | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — A sweeping bill drafted to prevent sexual harassment in the private sector and in state government was forwarded by the Judiciary Committee to the state Senate Tuesday.

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March 29, 2018

OP-ED | Students Restore Faith in the Future with ‘March For Our Lives’

by Barth Keck | Mar 29, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Education | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety | East Haddam | Enfield | Guilford | Hartford | Middlefield | Old Saybrook | Shelton | Stamford | Westport

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When I decided to quit my public-relations gig just six years out of college to become a high school English teacher, it was the best decision I could have made. That was 27 years ago, and teaching has been nothing short of challenging, inspiring, and rewarding.

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March 27, 2018

SeeClickFix Celebrates 10 Years With Launch of New App

by Jack Kramer | Mar 27, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Startups | CT Tech Junkie | Town News | Hamden | New Haven | Windsor | Media Matters | Public Safety

NEW HAVEN, CT — Right on the heels of celebrating its 10-year anniversary, an innovative New Haven company is launching a new global app which its co-founder said will make it much easier for its millions of users.

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March 24, 2018

Teens Lead March For More Gun Regulations

by Christine Stuart and Jack Kramer | Mar 24, 2018 3:36pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Election 2018 | Public Health | Public Safety | State Capitol | Newtown

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HARTFORD, CT — Thousands rallied at the state Capitol Saturday in one of hundreds of marches across the country to demand more gun-control measures.

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March 23, 2018

Hundreds Wait To Testify On Gun Accessories

by Bhumika Choudhary and Parker Fiske | Mar 23, 2018 8:30pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — Supporters and opponents of two bills that would change what types of gun accessories or firearm parts are available in Connecticut made their case Friday during a Judiciary Committee public hearing.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Congress Approves Budget; Trump Threatens Veto Then Says He’ll Sign It

by Peter Urban | Mar 23, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Health Care | Iraq at Home | Law Enforcement | Manufacturing | Public Health | Public Safety | Veterans Affairs | White House | Portland

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(UPDATED Friday, 6:45 p.m.) Looking to avoid a third government shutdown in three weeks, Congress sent President Donald Trump a $1.3 trillion spending bill early Friday morning that will keep federal doors open through September.

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