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September 18, 2018

Health Workers In Connecticut Prisons Call Attention To ‘Dangerously’ Low Staffing Levels

by Christine Stuart | Sep 18, 2018 3:05pm
Posted to: Health Care | Jobs | Labor | Public Health | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — Nurses, social workers, and other medical staff in Connecticut’s Department of Corrections huddled under a tent in the pouring rain Tuesday to bring attention to what they say are unsafe staffing levels.

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September 7, 2018

OP-ED | Schools Need Support and Compassion, Not DeVos’ Guns

by Barth Keck | Sep 7, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Congress | Education | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety | Burlington | Newtown | West Hartford | Windsor

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U.S Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos decided late this summer to allow schools to use taxpayer dollars to buy guns for teachers. Senator Chris Murphy responded with an amendment to the 2019 appropriations bill to halt DeVos’ idea.

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August 24, 2018

Murphy Seeks to Block Funds for Guns in Schools

by Peter Urban | Aug 24, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | Public Safety

Senate Republicans this week refused to consider a last-minute amendment that Senator Chris Murphy offered to an appropriations bill being debated on the Senate floor that would have clearly prevented the use of federal funds to arm public school teachers.

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August 12, 2018

Parkland Students Meet Newtown Students

by Christine Stuart | Aug 12, 2018 6:23pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Election 2018 | Public Health | Public Safety | Newtown

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NEWTOWN, CT — It was the last stop on the March for Our Lives tour and it was a chance for the Newtown students to meet the Parkland students and talk about the movement that united them.

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August 8, 2018

Mattei Seeks To Smoke Out Tong

by Thomas Breen | Aug 8, 2018 9:25am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Election 2018 | Legal | Public Health | Public Safety | New Haven

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A passionate debate for the support of the Democratic Party base got into the weeds Tuesday night — or, more specifically, into weed.

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August 3, 2018

Blumenthal Blasts Trump Over Attacks On News Media

by Peter Urban | Aug 3, 2018 3:39pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Media Matters | Public Safety | White House

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal this week introduced a resolution condemning President Donald Trump for his attacks on the media.

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August 1, 2018

Federal Judge Steps In To Prevent Release of Gun Blueprints

by Christine Stuart | Aug 1, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Public Health | Public Safety | White House

HARTFORD, CT — A federal judge in Washington granted a temporary restraining order Tuesday that will prevent the public release of blueprints for 3D-printed guns on Aug. 1.

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July 31, 2018

DOJ Warned of ‘Zero-Tolerance’ Harm to Children

by Peter Urban | Jul 31, 2018 5:02pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Immigration | Poverty | Public Safety | White House

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WASHINGTON — Before launching its “zero-tolerance” policy in April, the Trump Administration was warned that it could do serious harm to children separated from their parents at the border.

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July 30, 2018

Connecticut Joins Lawsuit To Stop Release of 3D Printed Firearm Plans

by Christine Stuart | Jul 30, 2018 10:05pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | Public Safety | White House

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Following a push from groups like Connecticut Against Gun Violence, Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced Monday that he would join a multi-state lawsuit against the federal government for settling with a Texas nonprofit that plans to make blueprints for a 3D gun available online.

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Groups Ask Jepsen to Stop Texas Nonprofit From Publishing Instructions For ‘3D Printer’ Guns

by Christine Stuart | Jul 30, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Public Health | Public Safety | SCOTUS | White House

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Against Gun Violence is asking Attorney General George Jepsen to stop a Texas nonprofit from releasing to the public its blueprints for 3D printing guns on Aug. 1.

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