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  • Freedom Of Information Always Under Attack

    That Connecticut's widely heralded Freedom of Information Act is under assault is troubling, but not new. Since the Newtown tragedy in December 2012, we've seen relentless efforts to cut back on public access to police reports and investigatory...
  • Conservative California website quickly stirs controversy

    SACRAMENTO -- The launch of a new political website in California, intended to highlight conservative success stories in the Golden State, quickly ran into trouble on Monday when controversial promotional images cost the organization one of its highest-...
  • Maryland lawmakers decriminalize marijuana

    Maryland lawmakers decriminalize marijuana
    Possession of small amounts of marijuana will no longer be a crime in Maryland under a law passed Monday and sent to Gov. Martin O'Malley for his expected signature. Adults caught with less than 10 grams of pot will get a citation that will be treated...
  • Gansler calls for special probe of health exchange

    Gansler calls for special probe of health exchange
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler stepped up his barrage of attack's on the O'Malley administration handling of the development of the state's health insurance exchange, calling for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the web site's...
  • At Naval Academy, Clinton calls on leaders to balance technology, privacy

    At Naval Academy, Clinton calls on leaders to balance technology, privacy
    Former President Bill Clinton told Naval Academy midshipmen Tuesday that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden was an "imperfect messenger," but posed important questions about security, technology and freedom in America. Clinton said Snowden'...
  • Minimum-wage hike, new marijuana laws approved as session ends

    Minimum-wage hike, new marijuana laws approved as session ends
    By the time confetti fell in Annapolis on Monday night, state lawmakers had loosened marijuana laws, made Maryland the second state in the country to raise its minimum wage to $10.10 an hour and whittled their way through more than 2,600 bills...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown's approval rating climbs to high of 59%, poll finds

    Gov. Jerry Brown's approval rating climbs to high of 59%, poll finds
    SACRAMENTO -- Nearly 60% of registered voters approve of Gov. Jerry Brown's job performance, according to a poll released Wednesday. The Field Poll found that Brown has a 59% approval rating among registered voters -- the highest marks the poll has...
  • Judge sides with Chris Christie aides over bridge documents

    Judge sides with Chris Christie aides over bridge documents
    Two former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie don’t have to turn over their emails and other documents, a New Jersey judge ruled Wednesday, dealing a serious setback to a state legislative committee’s effort to answer the questions...
  • Counterfeiter Abel Buell Later Forged An Inventive Career

    In October the Library of Congress opened a new exhibition featuring the first map of the United States — the first ever to depict the Stars and Stripes. It was printed in New Haven in 1784 by a Connecticut engraver, Abel Buell, just half a year...
  • Changing Views On Crime And The Ultimate Punishment

    Changing Views On Crime And The Ultimate Punishment
    Courant crime reporter Gerald J. Demeusy probably didn't realize at the time that he would chronicle a historic moment in Connecticut on the night of May 17, 1960. The veteran journalist watched 2,000 volts of electricity surge through the body of...
  • Republicans could slide further with women, Latinos

    Republicans could slide further with women, Latinos
    As Republicans seek to improve their standing among Latinos and women, fresh controversies in California could further damage the party with both groups. On Monday, a GOP gubernatorial candidate's inflammatory rhetoric likening illegal immigration to...