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  • Ebola Concerns Prompt Malloy To Declare Public Health Emergency

    Ebola Concerns Prompt Malloy To Declare Public Health Emergency
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy issued an executive order Tuesday that gives the state’s public health commissioner broad power to quarantine anyone exposed to or infected with the Ebola virus. No Ebola cases have been publicly identified in Connecticut but...
  • Cause Of Death Of New London Police Stun Gun Incident Could Take As Long As Two Months

    Cause Of Death Of New London Police Stun Gun Incident Could Take As Long As Two Months
    NEW LONDON - The cause of death of a 31-year old man who died in police custody over the weekend after New London officers used a stun gun on him twice remained unknown Monday after the Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said the examination...
  • Hartford Library To Mark Banned Books Week With Look At Comic-Book Scare

    Hartford Library To Mark Banned Books Week With Look At Comic-Book Scare
    In 2008, David Hajdu published "The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic Book Scare and How It Changed America," a historical look at 1950s paranoia aimed at the perceived moral depravity of comic books. He traveled around promoting it, but never had any book...
  • Write Stuff: Congressman James Clyburn Giving Book Talk At Stowe Center

    Write Stuff: Congressman James Clyburn Giving Book Talk At Stowe Center
    U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn will discuss his new book, "Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black" (University of South Carolina Press, $34.95) on Sunday, Sept. 21,  at 5 p.m. at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, 77 Forest St., Hartford. U.S....
  • Advocates Hail Ignition-Lock Measure, Say It Will Save Lives

    Advocates Hail Ignition-Lock Measure, Say It Will Save Lives
    Mothers Against Drunk Driving Connecticut and law enforcement officials are celebrating legislation that they say strengthens the state's penalties against drunken drivers. Public Act 14-228, which takes effect on July 1, 2015, will require more...
  • ACLU Connecticut Director Leaving To Take Job In West Virginia

    The executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut is leaving his post to take a job with an lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights group in West Virginia. Andrew Schneider took over in 2007 as head of the state's leading...
  • Andrew Schneider, Executive Director of ACLU-CT, Resigns To Return To West Virginia

    The executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut has resigned to take a new job in West Viginia with an organization that works to ensure fair treatment for lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender people in West Virginia....
  • Mayor: Hartford To Investigate Stun Gun Shooting Of Teenager

    Mayor: Hartford To Investigate Stun Gun Shooting Of Teenager
    HARTFORD — Mayor Pedro Segarra said Wednesday that the Hartford police internal affairs division and a civilian review board will investigate an officer's use of a stun gun on an 18-year-old during a confrontation in the city's North End. In a...
  • Keeping The Faith: Jolts En Route To Religious Acceptance

    Keeping The Faith: Jolts En Route To Religious Acceptance
    Stephen L. Saltzman was at New York University, almost done with his studies in a tax law program, when a well-meaning Irish Catholic instructor invited him to interview at a large Boston law firm where he worked. But when Saltzman got to Massachusetts,...
  • State Must Answer For Imprisoning 16-Year-Old

    There is an old lawyers' adage: Never ask a question unless you know the answer. We are about to violate that sound advice by asking, why did the Department of Children and Families send an abused 16-year-old who has never been charged with a crime to a...
  • Should Connecticut allow red-light cameras?

    Should Connecticut allow red-light cameras?
    State lawmakers are once again talking about legalizing cameras that would catch drivers running through red lights. Supporters say the cameras would make drivers more careful and roads safer. They also acknowledge that some municipalities would welcome...