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3 hrs ago | News Times

Blumenthal calls for probe of railroads

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Friday called for Congressional hearings and possible changes in federal law after documents and a newspaper report revealed federal regulators issued only 82 fines against Metro-North Railroad during the last decade.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Senator Richard Blumenthal

4 hrs ago | Feministing

Connecticut Department of Children & Families continues abuse of trans girl

We published a guest post on Monday from ACLU staff attorney Chase Strangio about a crisis in Connecticut social services and imprisonment.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government, ACLU, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, Liberal Political News

8 hrs ago | Ctnewsjunkie.com

Boost In Legal Aid Funding Sought

Debbie Diaz was in tears in a New Haven courthouse when she learned she was being evicted because the apartment she rented was being foreclosed on by the bank.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Connecticut Government

12 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Connecticut's Individual Right to Arms - 190 Years Before Heller

There is no ambiguity in Connecticut's constitutional right to armed self-defense.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government, Life, Self Defense, US News, US Supreme Court, Criminal Defense Law, Law

14 hrs ago | WWTC-AM Eagan

Connecticut DOT Mistakenly Tweets Of Ferry Sinking

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is embarrassed after accidentally sending out a false tweet about a local ferry sinking.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

17 hrs ago | The Fairfield Daily Voice

Fairfield Students Present Projects For History Day In Connecticut

More than 200 students representing Fairfield, Redding, Stamford, Weston, Westport and several other towns presented their History Day projects to teams of judges at the Fairfield District History Day in Connecticut Contest.

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Related Topix: Westport, CT, Fairfield University

18 hrs ago | The Weston Daily Voice

Redding-Weston Letter: Government Intrusion Into People's Private Business

Would you want the state of Connecticut in charge of your retirement? The state cannot manage its own pensions, would you trust the state to manage yours? Worse yet, one would have to opt out - instead of opt in.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Opinion

18 hrs ago | The Danbury Daily Voice

Danbury Receives Tree City USA Designation For 22nd Year

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has designated Danbury as a Tree City USA for the 22nd year.

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Related Topix: Department of Energy, Danbury, CT

20 hrs ago | The Briarcliff Daily Voice

Metro-North Commuters Long For The Return Of The Bar Car

With the introduction of the new M-8 trains to Metro-North's New Haven Line, the popular "Bar Car" has become something fondly remembered but rarely seen, but hope may be on the way, according to USA Today.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

FoodNavigator

Vermont GMO labeling bill passes state senate

A bill requiring foods produced with genetic engineering be labeled in Vermont has passed by 28 votes to two in the State Senate.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Vermont Government, Connecticut Government

Westport Now

GOP Budget Scraps Malloy's Gimmicks, Rebate

Minority Republican state legislators today pitched an alternative budget that weeded hundreds of millions of dollars out of gimmicks from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's plan and canceled the governor's controversial rebate.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

CBS Local

Connecticut House Passes Bill Declaring Horses Aren't 'Inherently Vicious'

Members of Connecticut's House of Representatives want to make it clear they don't believe horses are inherently vicious, a response to a recent state court ruling.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

News Times

Connecticut adds 4,900

After harsh winter, economists see encouraging signs on employment front for seven months in a row going back to July 2013 Connecticut added 4,900 jobs last month, part of an encouraging two-month uptick that followed a major setback at the start of the year, according to data issued Thursday by the state Department of Labor, Economists have ... (more)

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, University of Connecticut

Sunherald.com

Conn. enrolls total of 208,301 in health coverage

Access Health CT reported that 78,713 people signed up with private insurance carriers as of April 13. The rest enrolled in government-funded Medicaid.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government, Health Insurance, Health, Medicaid

News Times

First steps to fight rapes on campus

In the awful event of a rape or sexual assault at a university or college there is no guarantee that the victim will be treated as she should be .

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Related Topix: University of Hartford, University of Connecticut, Wesleyan University

Advocate

Detained Trans Girl Speaks Out, Details Abusive Past

A 16-year-old transgender girl who was sent to an adult prison last week, depite not being charged with a crime, has issued a statement in the form of a court filing.

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Related Topix: Prison, Connecticut Government, Drugs

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

New Mexico prisons to end overnight family visits

Joining a growing trend nationally, New Mexico Department of Corrections announced Wednesday it is ending its 30-year-old policy of allowing inmates overnight visits with lovers and family.

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Related Topix: New Mexico, New Mexico Government, Mississippi Government, Mississippi, New York Government, California, Connecticut Government, California Government, New York

The Daily Campus

Editorial: New engery bill would be a big step for renewable energy in Connecticut

A bill currently under consideration in the state legislature would be a major step forward for renewable energy in Connecticut if passed.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Solar Energy, Opinion

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Patch.com

Three Groton Teachers Make 'Connecticut Dream Team'

Groton has three teachers joining the "Connecticut Dream Team" - a group of 97 teachers charged with mastering an educational approach that aligns with Common Core.

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Related Topix: Groton, CT, Education Etc.

ABC News

Home Sales of $10 Million Rise in Connecticut Town

Connecticut's Gold Coast is living up to its name, with a record $120 million sale of a waterfront estate in Greenwich leading an increase in sales of homes for more than $10 million.

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