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Former Gov. Used Show for Political Gain

The Hartford Courant reports the government says Rowland took money to use his show to bully political opponents.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Ctnewsjunkie.com

McKinney-Walker Grant Postponed Until Next Week

Sen. John McKinney and David Walker won't be getting their public campaign funds on Thursday as planned, but they expect to receive approval from election regulators by July 16. The two are rushing to get out a TV commercial they filmed Monday, the same day their Republican opponent Tom Foley began airing his first commercial of the campaign ... (more)

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WDRB-TV Louisville

Project underway to make Dixie Highway safer for drivers and pedestrians

Dick Jones was just 10 years old but already had appeared in nearly 40 movies when he got the part of Pinocchio.

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CBS News

a Police: Dad in Conn. hot car death parked at work

Connecticut police say the father of a 15-month-old boy who died after being left in a car on a hot day had parked his vehicle at his job with his son inside.

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The Hartford Courant

State Rep. Claire Janowski reads to children at Rockville Public Library

State Rep. Claire Janowski visited Rockville Public Library as a special guest storyteller on July 8. Reading to children ages 3 and up, Janowski took part in the story hour - one of many summer programs planned in the children's wing of the library.

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TheDay.Com

More than 20 primaries across the state slated for Aug. 12

At least 23 primaries will be held in Connecticut on Aug. 12, including the Democratic primary for 20th state Senate District between party-endorsed candidate state Rep. Betsy Ritter, D-Waterford, and New London Democratic Town Committee Chairman Bill Satti.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

JD Supra

Tales From The Green Room: My FOIA Book, My Television Interview and Why Public Agencies Should Care

On June 7th, 2014, I had the good fortune of being the guest on Focus on Connecticut , which is a weekly, half-hour public affairs show on " News 12 Connecticut.

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Reuters

U.S. judge declines to dismiss charges against ex-Connecticut governor

A U.S. judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss charges that former Connecticut Governor John Rowland violated campaign finance laws while working as an adviser to congressional campaigns after leaving office.

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Denver Post

Connecticut school shooting responders honored

Matthew Bell thought he would never again experience an event as momentous as the Sept.

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Reuters

U.S. senators say federal action may be needed to curb 're-homing'

U.S. lawmakers said on Tuesday that the federal government may have to take a stronger role to stop parents from transferring custody of their adopted children to strangers they meet on the Internet.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Connecticut, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Christopher Murphy

CBS 3 Springfield

Sex trafficking survivor now helps victims

A Berlin woman is sharing her story 30 years after she was sold for sex by the woman who gave her life, and is now helping other victims who were sex trafficked too.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Drugs, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Long Waits For VA Health Care Rose Sharply In Connecticut

Since the scandal this spring over long wait times and cover-ups of poor performance at veterans' health facilities, there's been a sharp upturn in the number of Connecticut veterans who have waited more than 30 days to receive medical help.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut, Newington, CT, West Haven, CT

FOX23

Conn. Democrats call on House GOP to back bank

Connecticut Democrats are pushing back against tea party Republicans who want to eliminate federal funding for a little-known banking agency that helps finance U.S. exports.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Larson, US House of Representatives, Representative Joe Courtney, Democrat, Connecticut

Ctnewsjunkie.com

McKinney-Walker Close To Qualifying

The deadline for qualifying for public funds is fast approaching and at least one gubernatorial candidate is still waiting for his funds.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

KBCI CBS 2

States look to gun seizure law after mass killings

As state officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and near the University of California, Santa Barbara, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 years ago.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

MassLive.com

Vernon police issue Silver Alert for missing Connecticut teen Austin Gartman

VERNON, Conn. &#8212 Authorities in Connecticut are asking the public for help finding a Vernon teen who hasn't been seen since Saturday morning.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Group says DC not focused enough on pedestrians

When Joe Riener drove around the District of Columbia on a recent morning looking for sidewalks blocked by construction sites, he did not have trouble finding them.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Conn. law cuts sulfur content in home heating oil

Beginning July 1, the sulfur content of home heating oil in Connecticut dropped to 500 parts per million from 3,000, an 84 percent reduction.

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New Haven Independent

McKinney: State Failed To Vet Charter Group

The state should have done its homework before allowing the charter organization known as FUSE to take over low-performing public schools, a Republican gubernatorial candidate said during a New Haven campaign stop.

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SanLuisObispo.com

Connecticut's business climate a campaign issue

At a ceremony this week celebrating the third anniversary of the state's paid sick leave law, Malloy said job growth in Connecticut is improving.

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