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July 5, 2018

Yale Law Sues Federal Government On Behalf of Immigrant Children

by Christine Stuart & Allan Appel | Jul 5, 2018 6:26pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Immigration | White House | Groton

Allan Appel / New Haven Independent photo

NEW HAVEN, CT —(Updated 3:30 p.m. July 6) A 9-year-old boy from Honduras and a 14-year-old girl from El Salvador are suing the federal government after being separated from their parents at the U.S. border and then transported Connecticut.

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April 12, 2018

$100M For Electric Boat?

by Christine Stuart | Apr 12, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Business | Congress | 2nd CD | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | Groton

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HARTFORD, CT — They were able to come together in 2016 to approve a $220 million economic incentive package for Lockheed Martin to keep helicopter production in Connecticut, and state Sen. Cathy Osten is hoping the legislature can do it again for Electric Boat.

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March 7, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Courtney Urges Navy to Rev Up Sub Building

by Peter Urban | Mar 7, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Business | US Foreign Policy | Congress | 2nd CD | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Jobs | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | Groton | New London | Manufacturing Sector

U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries by Chris Oxley/Released

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney urged the Navy on Tuesday to find ways beyond what is already in its budgeted plans to speed construction of the U.S. submarine fleet so that it can achieve the 66-boat level called for in its recently released long-term Force Structure Assessment.

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October 27, 2017

OP-ED | Why You Should Vote in the Municipal Elections

by Susan Bigelow | Oct 27, 2017 8:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Election 2017 | Town News | Essex | Groton | Lyme | West Haven | Opinion

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Local elections are here. You noticed, right? Of course you did.

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February 15, 2017

OP-ED | When the Russians Come Calling

by Susan Bigelow | Feb 15, 2017 6:07pm
Posted to: Analysis | US Foreign Policy | Congress | Military Spending | Opinion | White House | Groton

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It suddenly feels like the bad old days of the Cold War around here, and for good reason. Russia, led by President Vladimir Putin, is constantly and aggressively testing the strength and resolve of the NATO alliance. But unlike the 1980s, the United States has no clear policy on Russia, has weak and vacillating leadership, and is entirely unpredictable.

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Connecticut Lawmakers Tell Trump To Act After Russian Spy Ship Is Spotted Off Coast

by Christine Stuart | Feb 15, 2017 2:09pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Congress | 2nd CD | White House | Groton

ctnewsjunkie file photo Connecticut’s Congressional delegation was quick to sound the alarm bells Wednesday morning when it confirmed a Russian spy ship Viktor Leonov was spotted 30 miles off the coast of the Groton submarine base.

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December 23, 2016

OP-ED | ‘Derbygate’ A Fine Example Of ‘Quasi-Public’ Arrogance

by Terry Cowgill | Dec 23, 2016 6:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Griswold | Groton | Norwalk | Norwich

If you’re a public official involved in questionable behavior, the last thing you want to hear is someone in the media attaching a Nixonian suffix to your dubious doings. But that’s exactly what’s happened in Norwich, where ratepayers are outraged at an annual Kentucky Derby junket for board members that has over the last four years cost the local utility more than $1 million.

The resulting scandal has earned the moniker Derbygate.

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October 25, 2016

Republican Chairman: Democratic Candidate Is Violating Election Law By Using Trump

by Christine Stuart | Oct 25, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2016 | Election Policy | Groton | Madison

Photo of the mailer Connecticut Republican Party Chairman JR Romano is accusing, in an election complaint, a Democratic state Senate candidate of violating clean election laws by likening his Republican opponent to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

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October 7, 2016

One Calls For A Hearing, Another For A Resignation

by Christine Stuart | Oct 7, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Child Welfare | State Capitol | Groton

CTNewsJunkie file photo One lawmaker continues to push for the resignation of Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz, while another is calling for a public hearing in the wake of the Child Advocate’s report on the near-death of a toddler.

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October 4, 2016

Child Advocate: Near Death of Toddler Points To Systemic Problems in DCF’s Kinship Foster Placements

by Christine Stuart | Oct 4, 2016 10:00am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Poverty | Groton

CTNewsJunkie file photo The “near-death from starvation and abuse” of a toddler points to systemic issues with some of the state’s recently touted kinship foster placements, according to a report released today by the state Child Advocate’s office.

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