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Ticket sales end today for The Mirror’s ‘Small State, Big Debate: Race’ event

Ticket sales end today for The Connecticut Mirror’s annual event, “Small State, Big Debate: Race” on Oct. 6 at Fairfield University. The full event will feature New York Times columnist Charles Blow as the keynote speaker and also includes sessions on criminal justice with discussions on the governor’s “second-chance society” and policy research. Continue Reading →

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Court warned of ‘life and death’ stakes in domestic cases

The Connecticut Supreme Court heard a public interest appeal Tuesday intended to clarify whether applications for restraining orders in family-violence cases ever can be denied without a hearing. “This isn’t a technicality,” Linda Allard of Greater Hartford Legal Aid told the court. “This is about life and death.” Continue Reading →

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Nail salons are ubiquitous, and so are labor violations

One salon paid its workers $4 an hour, less than half the Connecticut minimum wage of $9.15. Others failed to provide workers’ compensation coverage, pay overtime or keep payroll records. In the state’s first systematic examination of the nail salon business, investigators checked 25 salons and day spas, finding wage and hour violations at all but two – a 92 percent failure rate. Continue Reading →

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CT Mirror/AARP – Google Hangout: The Future of Fraud

The Connecticut Mirror and AARP Connecticut host their fifth Google Hangout of 2015 on fraud. Guest include Doug Shadel, State Director, AARP Washington, AARP Fraud Watch Network; Susan Wines, Assistant U.S. Attorney; and Sal Cannata, Principal Financial Examiner, Securities and Business Investments Division, State of Connecticut Department of Banking. Continue Reading →

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Please donate today: The Mirror’s ‘Why I Give’ campaign ends Monday

A contentious 2015 Connecticut Legislative session drew to a close just before midnight Wednesday with the dramatic passage of a fiercely fought state budget. Our staff worked into the early hours Thursday to provide the same comprehensive, insightful coverage of those last hours that they delivered all session. And our audience responded in record numbers over those chaotic final days. This is just another reminder of why The Mirror exists. Please support us and donate today. Continue Reading →

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Future of Connecticut Rails: Last call for tickets for Tuesday’s Half Full event

The final event in The Mirror’s four-part Policy Pairings Series will take place Tuesday at Half Full Brewery in Stamford and feature a panel discussion on “The Future of Connecticut Rails.” Panelists will be Connecticut Transportation Commissioner James Redeker; Amanda Kennedy, the Connecticut director of the Regional Plan Association; and Jim Cameron, former chair of The CT Metro-North Rail Commuter Council. The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Continue Reading →

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