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The governor today announced Dora Schriro will take over as Commissioner of the State Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

NYC Official To Be First Woman To Head Connecticut Department Of Public Safety

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has named New York City’s top prison official as the state’s next public safety commissioner.

01/06/2014

Plum Island (from Department of Homeland Security)

GSA, DHS Confirm Plan To Sell Plum Island

The federal government has reaffirmed it plans to sell Plum Island, finalizing the environmental review of the animal disease research site off Long Island, even though environmental regulators and some lawmakers say there’s not enough information about the effects of selling it.

08/30/2013

File:  Joe Liebeerman (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Lieberman Back At Capitol — As Witness

Former Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman says failures by national security agencies tainted investigations into the Boston bombing plotters– and says the scheme could have been discovered beforehand.

05/09/2013

Immigration and Customs Enforcement   (Scott Olson/Getty Enforcement)

“Massive” Drug Enforcement Action Underway

Federal, state and local authorities have fanned out across southeastern Connecticut in what officials are calling a “massive” drug enforcement operation.

04/03/2013

ECSU In Homeland Security Project

Eastern Connecticut State University is one of seven schools chosen to take paryt in a nationwide emergency preparedness initiative.

04/02/2013

Plum Island (from Department of Homeland Security)

Plum Island’s Future Topic Of Upcoming Hearings

By JUDY BENSON, The Day An AP Member Feature Exchange NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) _ Just off the southeast shore of Plum Island last week, a dozen or so harbor seals perched in poses mimicking […]

10/21/2012

Mitt Romney and Rick Scott (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

Opinion: Florida’s Voter Purge Attempts To Stifle Democrats and Minorities

Elected officials would do well to remember that it is the job of the voters to pick their representatives, it is not the job of elected officials to pick who gets to vote.

06/14/2012

Secure Communities Demonstration (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images News)

Yale Law Clinic Files Suit To Stop Detaining Under “Secure Communities”

A Yale Law School clinic is suing Connecticut officials in an effort to stop them from detaining alleged criminals under a federal immigration enforcement program.

02/23/2012

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Connecticut Arrests In Federal ID-Theft Crackdown

Federal authorities say Hartford is one of more than two dozen locations where identity brokers have been arrested as part of “Operation Island Express.” In all, fifty people are charged.

01/11/2012

(Credit: Richard Drew/AP Photo)

State’s Cities Could Lose Half Their Homeland Security $

Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman says Connecticut stands to lose about half of the Homeland Security funding cities have received in recent years.

05/19/2011

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