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  • Protect Law That Protects State's Legacy

    In the early years of the past decade, the four state museums were constantly threatened with closure or cutback. These vitally important historic and cultural sites — the Prudence Crandall Museum in Canterbury, the Henry Whitfield Museum in...
  • Secrecy Focus Gets Freedom Of Information Backward

    The latest piece of state legislation trying to balance victim privacy rights with the need for public disclosure of information comes down too emphatically on the side of secrecy in government. In a democratic society, that should be anathema....
  • People Dying As State Dithers On Narcan

    People Dying As State Dithers On Narcan
    How many people have to die of drug overdoses in Connecticut before the state government acts? That's a question for the governor, the General Assembly, and the array of state agencies — far too many, God knows — that have jurisdiction...
  • Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76; boxer wrongly imprisoned 19 years

    When Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was at his best as a boxer, it would have been impossible to foresee Nelson Mandela or Bob Dylan doing him any favors. With his fearsome, drop-dead glare, precisely cut goatee and glistening, shaved head, Carter was violent...
  • Lawmakers, Stop Meddling In School Subjects

    When the General Assembly passed a law two decades ago encouraging schools to teach students about the Holocaust and other genocidal action, it seemed like a good idea. Then came a similar bill about the Great Famine in Ireland, and bills concerning...
  • Right To Tape Cops In Action Needs Teeth

    State Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney's so-called "Cops and Cameras" bill may get further along in the legislative process this year — who knows, it might even pass — but only because it has been made unacceptably weaker in committee....
  • Conviction Reviews Could Spare Innocent, State

    Kenneth Ireland lost the years when he might have gone to college, started a career, begun a family. They were taken from him when he was jailed for 21 years for a rape and murder that he didn't commit. He was exonerated in 2009 when DNA testing led...
  • Cities, Towns Can't Pay For PTSD Expansion

    Where are Connecticut's cash-strapped municipalities going to find the money to shoulder open-ended costs associated with mental stress claims brought through an expanded workers' compensation system? With homeowners and businesses taxed to the breaking...
  • Missing Malaysia plane: Transcript reveals actual last words from cockpit

    Missing Malaysia plane: Transcript reveals actual last words from cockpit
    The last words from the cockpit of a missing Malaysian jet were a standard "Good night Malaysian three seven zero," Malaysian authorities said, changing their account of the critical last communication from a more casual "All right, good night."...
  • Legislators Should Dump Doctor Dictate

    Hepatitis C is a health threat that everyone, particularly those in the baby boom generation, needs to take seriously. Nonetheless, a bill now before the General Assembly that would require doctors to offer to provide a hepatitis C screening test to...
  • 1% Milk Edict For Day Care Goes Too Far

    1% Milk Edict For Day Care Goes Too Far
    Should day-care providers be barred from giving whole milk to children over 2? That's what a bill now pending before the state Senate would require. It's a measure that pushes the nanny-state concept beyond reasonable bounds. Moreover, the proposal is...