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  • The Price of A Rogue Police Department

    The Price of A Rogue Police Department
    Seems like East Haven keeps finding new ways to demonstrate just how expensive, in both taxpayer dollars and civic reputation, a rogue police department can be. Based on all available evidence (and that includes a federal civil rights investigation plus...
  • News of the Weird: Worth the Commute

    News of the Weird: Worth the Commute
    Downtown London residences are known to be staggeringly expensive, but media blogger Sam Cookney calculated in October just how much. Cookney said he can live in an upscale apartment in Barcelona, Spain, and commute almost every workday to London (700...
  • The new battle over Blair Mountain -- with lawyers instead of guns

    In late August 1921, long-running tensions between pro-union miners and anti-union West Virginia coal operators erupted into an armed confrontation totaling well over 10,000 men, a mess of bullets and a still-unconfirmed number of dead and wounded...
  • Program takes aim at problem lawyers

    Program takes aim at problem lawyers
    One lawyer mailed a letter to a judge's home with "unflattering commentary" about a ruling. Another lawyer was so rude in court, he refused to look up from his computer to make eye contact with the judge speaking to him. Then there was a divorce attorney...
  • Concealed weapons permits nearly double in O.C.

    Concealed weapons permits nearly double in O.C.
    In the six months since Orange County began issuing concealed weapons permits under a relaxed standard, the number of people licensed to carry guns is close to doubling, and thousands more are awaiting approval. More than 700 new permits have been...
  • Long, Bitter Seawall Dispute Highlights Global Warming Concerns

     Long, Bitter Seawall Dispute Highlights Global Warming Concerns
    A decade ago, David and Betsy Sams built a retaining wall to stop erosion they feared was threatening the backyard and patio of their lovely and very expensive Old Saybrook summer home overlooking the Connecticut River. They assumed they were simply...
  • Cromwell Man Charged With Threatening Judge

    Cromwell Man Charged With Threatening Judge
    HARTFORD — A Cromwell man faces threatening and harassment charges after state police say he made threats against a Hartford Superior Court judge. State police took Edward Taupier, 49, into custody Friday while executing a search warrant at his...
  • For Gov. Terry McAuliffe, question is whether to be bold or cautious on Medicaid expansion

    For Gov. Terry McAuliffe, question is whether to be bold or cautious on Medicaid expansion
    When Gov. Terry McAuliffe announces how he intends to use his executive powers to expand health care coverage for Virginia's poor, it looks as if he's more likely to step cautiously than confrontationally. With an overwhelming majority in the House of...
  • Attorney General Pam Bondi should end fight against same-sex marriage

      Attorney General Pam Bondi should end fight against same-sex marriage
    Five times now, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has gone to court to vigorously defend the state constitutional amendment voters approved in 2008 to define marriage as between one man and one woman. And five times, she's lost. It's time for Bondi...
  • US judge voids Texas abortion law

    AUSTIN, Texas A federal judge invalidated two major Texas abortion regulations Friday including one that would have shut down 19 licensed clinics next week ruling that they created "a brutally effective system" designed to close abortion facilities, not...
  • Lake commissioners start meeting with secular invocation rather than Christian prayer

    Lake commissioners start meeting with secular invocation rather than Christian prayer
    TAVARES — Sitting in the County Commission chambers this week, Gail Boettger couldn't believe it when the meeting began not with a Christian prayer but with a secular invocation. The secular invocation was delivered Tuesday by Paul Tjaden, a...