Post-Newtown, mental health services considered

Throughout the state, people have been asking the same question: Had the state’s mental health system been stronger, could the events at Newtown have been prevented?

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Governor unveils new budget

Gov. Dannel Malloy unveiled his biennial budget proposal for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 in a speech to the Connecticut General Assembly Wednesday afternoon.

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City youth face uphill battle

On Jan. 18, DataHaven released the results of the largest community well-being survey of its kind for New Haven and its surrounding suburbS.

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Amazon to open in Connecticut, levy sales tax

For Connecticut residents, shopping online may suddenly become a bit more expensive. Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced this morning that Amazon will open a distribution center in Connecticut in the next two years, a move that is projected to employ over 300 workers and will allow the state to levy a sales tax on all Amazon […]

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Sandy Hook students to perform at Super Bowl

A chorus of 26 students from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., are flying to New Orleans today in advance of their performance, which will take place at the Super Bowl on Sunday. The 26 students, whose names the NFL has not announced to respect their privacy, will perform “America the Beautiful” with Jennifer Hudson during […]

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Kerry ’66 confirmed as secretary of state

Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry ’66 was easily confirmed by the Senate as the next secretary of state this afternoon. Following a four-hour confirmation hearing held last week, Kerry was confirmed with a vote of 94-3, with only three Republicans voting against his confirmation, and will replace Hillary Clinton LAW ’73. Kerry, who has served as chair of the Senate Foreign Relations […]

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State gun hearing draws thousands

More than a thousand people packed into the Capitol Building Monday to attend a legislative hearing addressing gun violence.

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Malloy seeks gender pay gap solution

Gov. Dannel Malloy announced the creation of a commission to address the gender pay gap in Connecticut in a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

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Obama sworn in for second term

Barack Hussein Obama took the oath of office on Monday, publicly beginning his second term as president of the United States.

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Tempered enthusiasm, yet high hopes

When President Barack Obama concluded his inaugural address, Joe Halloran grinned at his wife and let out a sigh of awe.

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Hispanic tapped to State Supreme Court

Judge Carmen Espinosa became the first Hispanic justice to be nominated to the Connecticut Supreme Court when Gov. Dannel Malloy announced her selection earlier this month.

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Obama calls for tighter gun laws

President Barack Obama announced a package of executive orders and legislative proposals today that would tighten gun laws across the country, just over one month after the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings in Newtown, Conn. Obama announced that he would propose legislation by next week that would include a ban on new assault weapons, limits on high-capacity magazines, expanded background checks […]

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