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3 hrs ago | 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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7 hrs ago | Ctnewsjunkie.com

McKinney Tells Quiet Corner Tea Party Patriots He Would Support Repeal

Sen. John McKinney, who represents Newtown and supported stricter gun control measures, told the Quiet Corner Tea Party Patriots Tuesday that if he was governor and the legislature sent him a repeal of the gun bill he would sign it.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Indybay.org

Conn. Dept. of Children and Families places trans girl in male prison

In an almost unprecedented move, the Connecticut Department of Children and Families is attempting to transfer a 16-year-old transgender girl , to Manson Correctional Center, a high-security, 21-and-under male-only prison.

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Related Topix: Prison, Connecticut, Transgender, Criminal Defense Law, Law, State Prisons, York Correctional Institution

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, Connecticut, New York Government, California, California Government, New York

Ctnewsjunkie.com

Advocates Mobilize Against Fracking Waste

Advocates of prohibiting storage of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing delivered petitions with thousands of signatures to policymakers Wednesday as the legislature considers two bills on the subject.

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Ctnewsjunkie.com

McKinney Returns Donations, Promises Change

Sen. John McKinney, who is running for governor, was recently forced to refund $400 in donations from four state contractors or prospective contractors who are banned from giving donations.

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WWLP

Metro-North officials to meet with Conn. commuters

Connecticut commuters expect to hear from Metro-North officials about the commuter railroad's 100-day improvement plan.

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Patch.com

Tractor Trailer Accident in Windsor Shuts Down I-91 SB

A tractor trailer accident on I-91 southbound between Exits 37 and 36 shut down the left and right lanes, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

CBS Local

Conn. Launches Cybersecurity Plan To Keep Utilities Safe From Attack

As WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported, the state chairman leading the effort comes with a solid intelligence background.

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Ctnewsjunkie.com

Settlement Would Require State To Hire 35 More Workers

Under a settlement agreement reached last week in a federal lawsuit, the Connecticut General Assembly will be asked to add 35 positions to the Department of Social Services budget to help process Medicaid applications.

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Ctnewsjunkie.com

Union Official Rolls Eyes, Sparks Contract Debate

It wasn't collective bargaining policy that provoked a dispute between legislative Republicans and a union official during a Tuesday hearing - it was a roll of the eyes.

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WVNY

Vermont Senate Backs GMO Labeling Bill

The State Senate gave preliminary approval to H.112 Tuesday, a bill that would require genetically modified foods to be labeled.

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WGBH

In Connecticut, An Obama Campaign Replay

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy greets President Obama March 5 upon his arrival at Bradley Air National Guard Base in East Granby, Conn., before the president traveled to the Hartford area to highlight the importance of raising the minimum wage.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Newtown, CT

The Danbury Daily Voice

Crash Slows Traffic On Merritt Parkway Through Stamford

A two-car crash on the southbound Merritt Parkway was slowing traffic in both directions on Monday evening in Stamford, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Regulators: No interruption after utilities hacked

Security challenges are constantly evolving and "becoming more sophisticated and nefarious" and the ability of utilities to detect and stop penetration must constantly improve, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority said in its report to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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Related Topix: The Regulators, Country, Connecticut, Computer Security, Science / Technology

Mon Apr 14, 2014

CBS 3 Springfield

Connecticut hopes to sell riders on bus-only route

A half-billion-dollar bus-only corridor in central Connecticut is nearly a year away from opening, but officials are already trying to persuade commuters to leave their cars at home.

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I-Newswire.com

New KBE Building Corp. Scholarship Helping Connecticut Students Build Strong Construction Careers

To help Connecticut high school students pursue careers in construction and related fields, KBE Building Corporation will award $17,000 in scholarships to 34 students at 17 diploma-granting technical high schools in the state.

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Ctnewsjunkie.com

'Knockout Game' Bill Headed To Senate

Legislation aimed at discouraging the "knockout game" cleared the Judiciary Committee Monday over opposition from lawmakers who say the unprovoked attacks addressed in the bill are not a problem in Connecticut.

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Feministing

How the Connecticut Department of Children & Families is failing a trans girl of color

Editor's note: This is a guest contribution from Chase Strangio. Chase is a Staff Attorney with the LGBT & AIDS Project of the American Civil Liberties Union and the co-founder of the Lorena Borjas Community Fund.

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CBS Local

Metro-North Commuters Give Railroad Grade Of D+ In Online Survey

As WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported, more than 600 Metro-North riders took the survey which was posted online by the Commuter Action Group for a week.

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