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December 1, 2016

Lembo Challenges Tax Deductions for Christian Organization That’s Anti-Gay Rights

by Christine Stuart | December 1, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT—State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, who is the Connecticut’s first openly gay constitutional officer, announced that his office is investigating a Christian organization that’s against LGBTQ rights.

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September 16, 2016

Is There Hope for Afghanistan? Afghan Visitor Shares Perspective in Bristol

by Kristi Allen | September 16, 2016 1:36pm

kristi allen / ctnewsjunkie Edrees Kakar has lived a life few people in America can imagine: He has walked through war zones, lived as a refugee for 10 years, and survived a terror attack that killed more than a dozen people.

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September 1, 2016

Graham Careful Not To Pick Sides In Get-Out-The-Vote Message

by Christine Stuart | September 1, 2016 3:53pm

Christine Stuart / CTNewsJunkie Franklin Graham, the son of popular evangelical preacher Billy Graham, came to the state Capitol in Hartford Thursday to urge Christians to vote in November.

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April 7, 2016

Malloy Bans State-Funded Travel To Mississippi

by Christine Stuart | April 7, 2016 4:30am

Christine Stuart file photo Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is banning state-funded travel to Mississippi following passage of legislation in that state allowing businesses to discriminate against the LGBT community.

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November 3, 2015

Thursday Panel Will Tackle Syrian Refugee Crisis

by Christine Stuart | November 3, 2015 1:59pm

David Eric Paradine photo A panel of experts on Syria and international affairs will gather 6 p.m. Thursday at Center Church in Hartford for a robust discussion on how Hartford can assist with the refugee crisis.

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September 24, 2015

Malloy Joins The Masses In Welcoming Pope Francis

by Christine Stuart | September 24, 2015 4:30am

White House photo Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was one of about 11,000 people gathered Wednesday on the south lawn of the White House to hear Pope Francis’ first speech in the United States.

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September 17, 2015

OP-ED | To Understand Civil Disobedience, Kim Davis Ought to Read Thoreau

by Barth Keck | September 17, 2015 4:30am

Civil disobedience has been making news lately, thanks to Kim Davis, the county clerk from Kentucky recently jailed after denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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July 8, 2015

New Laws Start This Month

by Elizabeth Regan | July 8, 2015 4:30am

Several new laws took effect this month, including one that cracks down on driving under the influence and others that expand the hours of operation for liquor stores and allow for the sale of beer at farmers’ markets.

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June 30, 2015

Connecticut Leaders Demand Domestic Terrorism Investigation

by Madeline Stocker | June 30, 2015 2:27pm

Madeline Stocker photo U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, leaders of the Connecticut NAACP, and the Hartford Police Department, stood on the steps of Hartford’s oldest church Tuesday to call on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to hold hearings and investigate domestic hate groups and hate crimes.

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June 6, 2015

Sharpton Calls for Memorial Commemorating Hartford Victims of Violence

by Madeline Stocker | June 6, 2015 10:28pm

Madeline Stocker photo HARTFORD — Challenged by a local pastor who called him a charlatan, the Rev. Al Sharpton calmly pulled $1,000 out of his jacket pocket and suggested it be used to help build a memorial for victims of violence.

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