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The Hartford CourantYou pay attention to the wrong things. That's what three politicians claimed when caught in betrayals of the public interest in the past two weeks. With no credible explanation for their bad acts, each branded their controversy a "distraction" as they...
The Hartford CourantConnecticut's chief medical examiner has fired a state employee who let her husband view the body of mass killer Adam Lanza in the morgue two days after the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre, The Courant has learned. The employee, Jean Henry, was...
The Hartford CourantIn the end, he decided to pretend. Politicians will do that, trumpet that something is different than we know it to be. It's not what we expect in so many large doses from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who revels in his reputation for rude candor. The state's...
The Hartford CourantThe 5th Congressional District will tell us if voters mean what they say. You've heard it, you may have uttered the same sentiments yourself. Why can't our elected officials stop being so partisan and nasty? Why won't they work together? If that's what...
The Hartford CourantThe smiling face of Democratic Secretary of the State Denise Merrill looms large over I-91 in Hartford on a taxpayer-funded billboard urging citizens to vote on Nov. 6. It's one of many billboards that began going up last week, displaying Merrill's image...
The Office of State Ethics has quietly destroyed a quarter-century's worth of public records concerning the finances of present and former public officials, drawing a protest from the head of an open-government group who says the thousands of shredded...
The Hartford CourantOne fear we harbor about our dopey Aug. 14 primary date is that freakishly low turn-out will produce a winner who is some kind horrific political mutant. This summer, in the 5th District, that fear is abated by the growing realization that pretty much...
The Hartford CourantThe plan was to stay a year and then move on to a bigger paper in a bigger city somewhere. That was 17 years ago. I didn't know it then, but I didn't stand a chance. The Courant, and Hartford, did what it does to so many of us. It got under my skin....
The Hartford CourantBenjamin Quinones was fired March 24 from his high-paying state job as a lieutenant on the police force at the state mental hospital in Middletown after an internal investigation concluded that he had put in for 528 overtime hours that he didn't work. Now...
The Hartford CourantUp to now, the Connecticut General Assembly has never approved any of the bills offered in recent years that would enable cities and towns to install cameras at red lights and collect fines by mailing tickets to violators. But this year's bill —...
The Hartford CourantAbout a year ago, The Center for Public Integrity in Washington enlisted 50 journalists, including me, in a massive project measuring the degree to which state governments were accountable and open to public scrutiny. To my surprise, Connecticut...
Connecticut's NAACP is in turmoil. Fierce and prolonged infighting in Bridgeport and Waterbury has forced state and national officers of the civil rights group to step in and order "reorganizations" of those branches. A bitter election battle two...
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