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August 12, 2014

Will Second Amendment Supporters Make The Difference?

by Christine Stuart | August 12, 2014 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo A Quinnipiac University poll in May found that 69 percent of Republicans surveyed opposed stricter gun control laws passed following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. But it’s unknown how many of them will show up Tuesday to vote in the Republican gubernatorial primary between Sen. John McKinney and Tom Foley.

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March 11, 2014

West Hartford Lawmaker Seeks Stiffer Knockout ‘Game’ Penalty

by Christine Stuart | March 11, 2014 11:52am

Christine Stuart photo West Hartford Officer Tom Nagle said his 18-year-old son’s jaw was broken when he was sucker-punched by a stranger as he was walking across his college campus.

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November 27, 2013

West Hartford Senator Snags Coveted Committee Assignment

by Christine Stuart | November 27, 2013 11:43am

Christine Stuart file photo West Hartford Sen. Beth Bye was appointed co-chairwoman of the powerful Appropriations Committee on Wednesday by Sen. President Donald E. Williams Jr.

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September 17, 2013

Bipartisan Energy Bill Gets Caught In DC’s Partisan Gridlock

by Emily Boushee | September 17, 2013 12:00pm

Emily Boushee photo U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal used a tour of a West Hartford electrical equipment manufacturer Monday to highlight an energy bill that would save consumers $13.7 billion annually and create 164,000 jobs by 2030. But, like most things in Washington, it’s caught up in the partisan gridlock that has become commonplace.

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September 2, 2013

Standing Room Only; Larson Gets An Earful on Syria in West Hartford

by Staff Report | September 2, 2013 10:58pm

CTNewsJunkie photo An overflow crowd flooded the community room at West Hartford Town Hall on Monday for a forum scheduled by U.S. Rep. John Larson, who wanted to discuss the possibility of a military intervention by the U.S. in the ongoing civil war in Syria.

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August 26, 2013

Delegation Highlights Defense Industry Cuts

by Christine Stuart | August 26, 2013 2:03pm

Christine Stuart photo Congress may be on its summer break, but Connecticut’s delegation has been busy visiting defense manufacturers.

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August 1, 2013

West Hartford Attorney Appointed Child Advocate

by Hugh McQuaid | August 1, 2013 10:58am

(Updated 3:26 p.m.) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday his appointment of Sarah Eagan, a project director at Hartford’s Center for Children’s Advocacy, as the state’s new Child Advocate.

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April 8, 2013

‘Do Something Before Our Tragedy Becomes Your Tragedy’

by Hugh McQuaid & Christine Stuart | April 8, 2013 7:22pm

As she introduced President Barack Obama on Monday at the University of Hartford, Nicole Hockley shared a glimpse of the grief she’s experienced since her son, Dylan, was among those killed Dec. 14 in Newtown.

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March 14, 2013

Colt Workers Make Their Voices Heard

by Hugh McQuaid | March 14, 2013 12:41pm

Colt Manufacturing emptied its West Hartford plant for a brief show of force at the state Capitol Thursday morning. Ten busloads of the plant’s employees flooded the Legislative Office Building, appealing to lawmakers to save their jobs.

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March 7, 2013

Lawmakers Do Their Own Gun Research

by Christine Stuart | March 7, 2013 1:44pm

A few weeks ago, House Majority Leader Joseph Aresimowicz, rounded up a handful of his deputy majority leaders and headed to Colt Manufacturing in West Hartford for a tour and demonstration of various firearms.

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