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    PNS Daily News - November 24, 20150 

    In focus on today’s nationwide rundown; we head into peak travel season with a worldwide travel alert from the State Department; some courts taking time today to give thanks to families; and concerns that climate change could wipe the oysters out of turkey dressing.

Public News Service - Connecticut

Natural-gas pipeline construction is booming across Connecticut. Credit: Sierra Club Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. - Environmental groups will rally in Hartford on Saturday, asking Gov. Dannel Malloy to invest in clean energy, not gas pipelines. With the boom in natural-gas production, major new pipelines are being built in Connecticut to carry gas to consumers and for export. But according to M...Read More

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Seventy-four percent of 2014 political candidates participated in Connecticut's Clean Elections law. Credit: Jim Bowen/

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Leaders of Connecticut's Democratic Party have proposed suspending the state's Clean Election law as a way to help close the budget deficit. More than 70 percent of state legislators elected in 2014 used the campaign finance law that favors small donors over large, corporat...Read More

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Connecticut nursing home workers joined the Fight for 15 movement earlier this year. Courtesy: SEIU 1199

HARTFORD, Conn. – After months of negotiations, workers at nursing homes across Connecticut announced they have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract. As workers rallied in some 270 cities across the country Tuesday for a $15 minimum wage, many nursing home workers here reached tha...Read More

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Hundreds of Connecticut residents continue to languish in jail, often for minor offenses, because they can't afford bail. Credit: Daniel Schwen/Wikimedia Commons.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Governor Dannel Malloy says he wants the state to explore ways to reform the bail bond system in Connecticut. Nonviolent offenses like drug possession or even traffic tickets can land a person in jail. Once bail is set, release can often be secured for 10 percent or less of ...Read More

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Connecticut was the first state in the nation to end chronic homelessness among veterans. Credit: R0sss/Flickr.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Tomorrow is Veterans Day, and in Connecticut there is reason to celebrate progress in the struggles many veterans have faced since leaving the armed forces. A few years ago, 10 percent of the adult homeless population in Connecticut was made up of veterans. Lisa Tepper Bates...Read More

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Governor Malloy. Credit: Dannel Malloy/

HARTFORD, Conn. – Gov. Dannel Malloy is proposing reforms to the state's juvenile justice system. He says the changes would put Connecticut far ahead of the rest of the country. Speaking at a Connecticut Law Review Symposium on Friday, the governor said he wants to build on his Second Cha...Read More

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Day of the Dead celebrations include puppets and remembrance.  Courtesy: Unidad Latinos en Accion

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – It was part protest and part celebration as New Haven's Latino community held its fifth annual Day of the Dead Parade on Saturday. With puppets, music, home cooked food and a giant altar to the dead, hundreds turned out for the colorful event. John Lugo, an organizer wit...Read More

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More than half the Syrian refugees heading to the United States are children. Credit: UK-DFID/Wikimedia Commons

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The U.S will admit 10,000 refugees from Syria over the next year, more than five times the number admitted in the past 12 months, but those who help resettle displaced immigrants say more could be done. About four million Syrians have fled their war-torn country and hundreds of ...Read More

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