by Peter Urban | Apr 27, 2018 5:30am
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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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by Peter Urban | Apr 26, 2018 5:30am
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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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by Terry Cowgill | Apr 20, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Congress | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety
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.
Continue reading "OP-ED | Peering Through The Noise: Gun Rights Come With Limits" »
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 4, 2018 10:00am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety
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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by Christine Stuart | Apr 4, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Equality | Ethics | Jobs | Public Safety
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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by Barth Keck | Mar 29, 2018 5:30am
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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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by Jack Kramer | Mar 27, 2018 5:30am
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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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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
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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by Bhumika Choudhary and Parker Fiske | Mar 23, 2018 8:30pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety
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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by Peter Urban | Mar 23, 2018 5:00am
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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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