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June 17, 2018

Keeping Score

by Peter Urban | Jun 17, 2018 11:36pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Military Spending | National Security | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | White House

Key votes for the week ending Friday, June 15, 2018.

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June 8, 2018

DeLauro: Trump Policy is ‘Child Abuse’

by Peter Urban | Jun 8, 2018 3:59am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Equality | Ethics | Immigration | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | White House

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Representative Rosa DeLauro this week slammed President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions over a “zero-tolerance” policy that is separating children from parents who cross the border unlawfully calling it “child abuse” and “immoral at its core.”

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June 4, 2018

Advocates Take Weekend To Speak Up About Gun Violence

by Jack Kramer | Jun 4, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Public Safety | Guilford

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GUILFORD, CT — The color orange was on full display Sunday as gun control advocates gathered on the Guilford Green to observe efforts to stem gun violence in the country.

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June 1, 2018

OP-ED | 4,645 American Citizens Died, And We Shrugged

by Susan Bigelow | Jun 1, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Consumer Protection | Equality | Opinion | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Weather | White House

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Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico a year ago, but since then most of us here on the mainland have dreamed the disaster away. Here’s something to wake us up: instead of the government’s announced death toll of 64, a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine estimated a staggering 4,645 people were killed by the hurricane or its aftereffects.

Will you remember now?

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Survey Disputes Puerto Rico’s Official Death Toll for Hurricane Maria

by Peter Urban | Jun 1, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Equality | Health Care | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Weather | White House

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A study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine claims officials in Puerto Rico dramatically downplayed the death toll from Hurricane Maria.

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HUD Secretary to Visit ‘Crumbling Foundation’ Home

by Peter Urban | Jun 1, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Public Safety | White House | Willington | Real Estate

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U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson plans to visit a Willington home on Monday to inspect severe cracks in the foundation caused by pyrrhotite, a mineral that expands with moisture.

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Trump Ponders Pardon for Ex-Westport Resident Martha Stewart

by Peter Urban | Jun 1, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Equality | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | White House | Westport

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As Air Force One descended toward Houston, President Donald Trump told reporters gathered in the cabin that he is considering a pardon for Martha Stewart, who was convicted in 2004 of conspiring to lie about an alleged insider trading crime.

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May 31, 2018

Bump Stock Ban Signed Into Law, But Ghost Guns Will Have To Wait

by Jack Kramer | May 31, 2018 1:35pm
Posted to: Law Enforcement | Public Safety | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Gun control advocates spent as much time Thursday talking about a law that didn’t pass as they did about the one that did during a bill-signing ceremony with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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May 29, 2018

Hamden Mayor Uses Social Media For Tornado Updates

by Jack Kramer | May 29, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: CT Tech Junkie | Local Politics | Media Matters | Public Health | Public Safety | Transparency | Weather | Hamden | Technology sector

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HAMDEN, CT — Municipal leaders are turning to social media more and more these days to directly communicate with constituents. One of those who is best at it is Hamden Mayor Curt Leng, who takes to Facebook generally several times a day to talk issues with Hamdenites.

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May 24, 2018

New Park Program Has Madison Officials Concerned About Traffic Problems

by Jack Kramer | May 24, 2018 4:06pm
Posted to: Environment | Town News | Madison | Public Safety | State Capitol | Transportation

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MADISON, CT —State officials and environmentalists Thursday were celebrating the recently approved Passport to Parks program that allows free parking at Connecticut beaches and parks, but it has some local officials worried about summer traffic jams.

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