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  • Threat To Democracy Averted!

    For newspapers such as The Hartford Courant, ``street sales'' are a mixed blessing. How much better it would be for the newspaper accountant and advertisers and just about everybody if you subscribed and got it delivered to your door -- or at least to one...
  • NTSB Wants To Ban All Cellphones While Driving

    NTSB Wants To Ban All Cellphones While Driving
    In a surprising move, the National Transportation Board is calling upon states to prohibit the use of all cellphones in cars, including hands-free devices. The landmark ban would go beyond the current law in Connecticut, which allows the use of hands-...
  • Governors Malloy, Markell Travel Together To Kuwait, Afghanistan; Two Democrats Love Traveling; Markell Campaigned In Hartford For Malloy

    In Afghanistan this week, they were side by side. In Kuwait, too. Not long ago, Govs. Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut and Jack Markell of Delaware were together in Hartford as well — to talk about the best ways to create jobs. And a year before...
  • Ruling Favors Troopers On 1,248 Minimum; Malloy Will Appeal

    In a victory for the state police union, a judge has refused Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's request to dismiss a lawsuit by the union regarding Malloy's layoff of 56 troopers. The judge also said that the state's law requiring a minimum of 1,248 troopers is...
  • August 21, 2011-Calling Dr. Lee!

    August 21, 2011-Calling Dr. Lee!
      Many years ago, the Courant's editorial board visited the State Police crime lab in Meriden. The boss himself, Dr. Henry Lee, gave us a complete tour. After the tour, we had lunch in the cafeteria where Dr. Lee made certain observations about us...
  • State Ban On Chemical In Children's Products Starts Saturday

    Environmental advocates are celebrating a new law that takes effect Saturday that bans a toxic chemical from use in certain children's products. The new law - the first in the nation - bans products containing bisphenol A, or BPA, which is used to harden...
  • Rep. Terry Backer To Run For Re-election

    After fighting brain cancer for more than a year, state Rep. Terry Backer said Tuesday that he will run for re-election if he keeps feeling as good as he does now. Backer, a Stratford Democrat who is among the longest-serving legislators, was looking...
  • High risk pools for people with preexisting conditions off to slow start

    High risk pools for people with preexisting conditions off to slow start
    This summer, new health insurance programs aimed at people with preexisting medical conditions began accepting applications around the country. The plans target one of the key promises of the health-care overhaul: Everyone, even people with checkered...
  • Three more women are elected governor - Mary Fallin, Nikki Haley and Susana Martinez make history

     
    While Congress went backwards a step in diversity in regards to African American senators (there are now zero), the nation elected three more women as governors: Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, Nikki Haley of South Carolina, and Susana Martinez of New......
  • Malloy Moves Ahead With Gov. Transition; Foley Contests Results

    Malloy Moves Ahead With Gov. Transition; Foley Contests Results
    Former Stamford, Conn., Mayor Dan Malloy is moving ahead with plans to form a transition team in anticipation of becoming Connecticut's next governor after the secretary of the state said he won Tuesday's election. But Republican businessman Tom Foley...
  • Connecticut Union Members Vote Down a $1.6 Billion Concessions Plan

    Connecticut Union Members Vote Down a $1.6 Billion Concessions Plan
    It's been interesting, in a sort of train-wreck-aftermath sort of way, to watch the two PR guys for Connecticut state employee unions trying to find some explanation for the death of the state concessions deal that doesn't involve the arrogance and...