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The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress, a federal judge ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - CT: Criminal Justice

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The number of ex-offenders being granted pardons in Connecticut has increased dramatically over the past few years. But the rise affects only a certain group: those serving probation. Erika Tindill, Gov. Dannel Malloy's appointee as chair of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, says

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Immigrants' rights groups claim the "Secure Communities" program targets mostly law-abiding immigrants for deportation, and are angry that the Obama administration has said states can't opt out of it. The controversy is in stark contrast to New Haven's experience of the past four

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – America's "War on Drugs" turns 40 today (Friday) and, while it has its defenders, even some in law enforcement believe the approach needs a major overhaul. President Richard Nixon originally touted the War on Drugs as an effort to prevent young people from becoming addicted

HARTFORD, Conn. – A bill to abolish the death penalty in Connecticut is heading for a vote in the Senate. The League of Women Voters of Connecticut is supporting the legislation after conducting a study of the issue. Ellen McBride, the League's specialist on this topic, says her group favors

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A Connecticut law professor has released a letter of concern about the treatment of Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, the accused whistleblower in the "WikiLeaks" case who has been imprisoned for 10 months at the Marine base at Quantico, Va. The letter has been signed so far by 300 acad

HARTFORD, Conn. - Those promoting prison reform, including the ACLU of Connecticut, hope this year's budget crisis will enable passage of drug reform legislation, and decriminalizing marijuana is one of the proposals. The group's staff attorney, David McGuire, notes that putting nonviolent offenders

HARTFORD, Conn. - Often troubled teens and young adults end up in jail, but a one-of-a-kind advocacy group in Connecticut says providing help that is targeted to kids' specific problems is often a better solution. The statewide Center for Children's Advocacy says jail is often not the answer, and th

WATERBURY, Conn. - Early intervention is the key to success in dealing with many problems, and that apparently holds true for youngsters who act out in school, or who are more withdrawn that most. Lori Hart directs the Waterbury Prevention Policy Board, and heads the "Bridge to Success" program in

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