March 11, 2019
February 7, 2019
HARTFORD, CT — Removing school nurses and adding clergy as authorized signers of a form to exempt children from vaccines was the subject of a well attended public hearing Thursday.
February 6, 2019
HARTFORD, CT — In 2015, in the midst of a measles outbreak in California, Connecticut’s legislature passed a law requiring parents to present an annual notarized statement of their vaccine exemption to schools and day cares.
October 28, 2018
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.
February 27, 2018
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.
October 5, 2017
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.
December 9, 2016
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.”
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.
December 6, 2016
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.
December 1, 2016
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.