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October 28, 2018

‘Love Will Always Outweigh Hate’

by Paul Bass | Oct 28, 2018 9:49pm
Posted to: Public Safety | Religion | Woodbridge

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WOODBRIDGE, CT — In the face of terror, New Haven stands together.

That message resounded at a local standing-and-sitting—room-only communal vigil held Sunday evening for the 11 Jews massacred by an anti-Semitic gunman during Shabbat services this weekend at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

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February 27, 2018

Judiciary Committee Throws McDonald’s Elevation To Chief Justice Into Question

by Christine Stuart | Feb 27, 2018 1:06am
Posted to: Courts | Election 2018 | Legal | Religion

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HARTFORD, CT — After more than 13 hours of testimony the Judiciary Committee was evenly divided early Tuesday on whether to elevate Supreme Court Justice Andrew McDonald to chief justice.

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October 5, 2017

OP-ED | No Divorce More Final: When Nations Split Apart

by Susan Bigelow | Oct 5, 2017 5:50pm
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | The Economy | Equality | Opinion | Poverty | Religion

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I traveled through the north of Scotland with my mother in the beginning of September, and while we did pass through a stark and forbidding room labeled “UK Border” and passed around money that said “Bank of England,” there was a sense of being somewhere distinct and different from the United Kingdom.

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December 9, 2016

OP-ED | DeVos Pick Raises Disturbing Pay-to-Play and Accountability Issues

by Sarah Darer Littman | Dec 9, 2016 11:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Election 2016 | Opinion | Religion

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Anyone who believes that public education is a fundamental cornerstone of our democracy should be extremely concerned by President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to appoint billionaire charter school advocate Betsy DeVos, of Michigan, to the post of Education Secretary.

DeVos, whose family reportedly has “has a long history of supporting anti-gay causes — including donating hundreds of thousands to ‘Focus on the Family’, a conservative Christian organization that supports so-called conversion therapy aimed at changing a person’s sexual orientation,” has been quoted comparing her work in education reform to a biblical battleground where she wants to “advance God’s Kingdom.”

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Connecticut Mosque Receives Threatening Mail

by Christine Stuart | Dec 9, 2016 12:47am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Election 2016 | Religion | West Haven

CTNewsJunkie file photo The Connecticut Council on American-Islamic Relations is as asking police to step up patrols of local mosques after the Islamic Center of New Haven received a threatening letter.

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December 6, 2016

Lembo’s Office Flooded With Calls, Emails Following Inquiry Into Mississippi Group’s Policies

by Christine Stuart | Dec 6, 2016 4:16pm
Posted to: Equality | Nonprofits | Religion | Transparency

CTNewsJunkie file photo After asking a Christian organization that’s against LGBTQ rights for more information about how it conforms with Connecticut’s nondiscrimination clause to qualify for state employee payroll deductions, state Comptroller Kevin Lembo became the group’s newest target.

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December 1, 2016

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

by Christine Stuart | Dec 1, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Consumer Protection | Legal | Nonprofits | Religion | Transparency

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 | Sep 16, 2016 1:36pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Education | Equality | Poverty | Religion | Bristol

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 | Sep 1, 2016 3:53pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | Religion | State Capitol

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 | Apr 7, 2016 4:30am
Posted to: Equality | Jobs | Labor | Legal | Media Matters | Religion

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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