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Trump Suffers Fallout After Charlottesville; Bannon Out | Issue 31

by Peter Urban
Posted: Aug 18, 2017 10:51pm

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FRONT ROW CT | Jam-packed Month Of Music, Comedy, Sports, And Theater On The Horizon

by Kelly Byrnes
Posted: Aug 18, 2017 5:17pm

Ticket Club has great deals on Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias, UConn football, Martina McBride, Bob Seger, Trevor Noah, Roger Waters, and The Book of Mormon - all coming up in the next few weeks!

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OP-ED | What Remains But The Fight?

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Aug 18, 2017 10:00am

Let me go outside, and see the birds and the trees and the deep blue of the sky, and let them give me life again. Let my weariness and guilt and horror sink into the ground, let the wide river carry them all away, and let me be ready for whatever comes next.

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OP-ED | State Bill Endorses Media Literacy for Students; Adults Need It, Too

by Barth Keck
Posted: Aug 18, 2017 5:30am

While Connecticut legislators and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy were busy with budget battles this summer, other news from Hartford slipped through the cracks.

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Insurance Department Recoups $4 Million

by Jack Kramer
Posted: Aug 17, 2017 7:21am

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Wheelhouse: Tensions With North Korea; Terrorism In Charlottesville

by WNPR
Posted: Aug 16, 2017 3:59pm

Listen to Susan Bigelow of CTNewsJunkie, Bilal Sekou of the University of Hartford, and Bill Curry, a Democratic analyst speak about this week's news. 

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Consumers Call Nestle Poland Spring Water ‘a Colossal Fraud’

by Courthouse News Service
Posted: Aug 16, 2017 11:10am

 

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State Medical Board Fines, Disciplines Doctors

by Kate Farrish
Posted: Aug 16, 2017 8:11am

 The state Medical Examining Board disciplined four doctors on Tuesday, including reprimanding and fining a prominent Norwalk plastic surgeon $2,500 for failing to keep adequate medical records.

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Farmers To Appeal Goat Yoga Ban

by Journal Inquirer
Posted: Aug 15, 2017 6:46am

On July 31 the farm’s owners received a cease-and-desist letter from the zoning enforcement officer stating that goat yoga is a health and recreation activity, which is not permitted on farmland.

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Impact of Opiates on Northwest Connecticut Detailed in New Report

by Register Citizen
Posted: Aug 14, 2017 9:14pm

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CT Pols Condemn Charlottesville Violence; Trump Revises Statement | Issue 30

by Peter Urban
Posted: Aug 14, 2017 2:46pm

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Hundreds Rally In New Haven Against Racial Violence In Charlottesville

by Luther Turmelle
Posted: Aug 14, 2017 1:53pm

 

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OP-ED | Connecticut’s Medicaid Future Looks Bleak

by Ellen Andrews
Posted: Aug 14, 2017 5:30am

Things are good in Connecticut’s Medicaid program now, but it wasn’t always this way ... but sadly, state officials have forgotten how bad Connecticut Medicaid used to be and are moving backward to a very similar payment scheme.

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West Hartford Holds Charlottesville Vigil Sunday

by Ronni Newton
Posted: Aug 13, 2017 10:30pm

West Hartford was one of many communities Sunday to hold a vigil in solidarity with those fighting racism and bigotry in Charlottesville. 

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Tensions Rise With North Korea; Murphy Offers A Plan; CT Pols Rarely Vote With Trump | Issue 29

by Peter Urban
Posted: Aug 12, 2017 10:00am

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OP-ED | Getting Urban Revitalization Wrong, Bridgeport Style

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Aug 11, 2017 8:29am

When is a ballpark not a ballpark? In Bridgeport, the answer seems to be “when it’s an amphitheater.”

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OP-ED | CCM Initiatives Reflect Municipal Leaders’ Commitment To Collectivity

by Joe DeLong
Posted: Aug 11, 2017 7:58am

Something remarkable happened last fall in a crowded conference room in Meriden. Municipal leaders from across the state gathered to discuss community-based economic growth with reform from the General Assembly. The committee, on the heels of a discussion point, were taking a short break when Leo Paul, First Selectman of Litchfield, began to speak.

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OP-ED | Grading The Likely Gubernatorial Office Seekers

by Terry Cowgill
Posted: Aug 11, 2017 5:30am

 If you had told me a year ago there would be more than a dozen capable people lining up to succeed the embattled Gov. Dannel Malloy, I would have told you you’re crazy. After all, this state is such a deep ditch that it will take someone of immense strength and talent to pull it out.

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Giant Chicken Mocks Trump At White House

by Peter Urban
Posted: Aug 10, 2017 8:30am

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OP-ED | Ending the Threat from North Korea

by Scott Bates
Posted: Aug 10, 2017 5:35am

For 25 years, America has sought to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of one of the world's most brutal regimes. We worked to ensure that North Korea would never have the ability to launch a nuclear warhead that could reach the American homeland. Those efforts have been unsuccessful, and now judgment day is at hand.

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Rebuffed Again in CT, Tesla Explores Growth in Westchester

by CTByTheNumbers
Posted: Aug 9, 2017 4:00pm

 Tesla’s goal of selling vehicles direct to consumers in Connecticut remains elusive, dismissed out of hand by Connecticut’s legislature this year, as last year and the year before.

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As FDA Testing Resumes Of Herbicide, So Does Local Opposition

by Gary Stoller
Posted: Aug 9, 2017 1:37pm

As the federal government renews tests to determine how much glyphosate is in America’s foods, Connecticut environmental groups, organic farmers and a U.S. senator say it’s time to limit the use of, or ban, the popular herbicide.

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OP-ED | Let’s Recycle More Plastic Bags and Wraps


by Wayne Pesce
Posted: Aug 9, 2017 12:30am

It's time to recycle more plastics. We're doing a pretty good job here in Connecticut, but we can do better. In particular, there's one area with lots of room for improvement: recycling plastic bags and wraps.

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Second Immigrant Takes Refuge in New Haven Church

by Mary E. O'Leary
Posted: Aug 8, 2017 4:21pm

 

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Budget Impasse Prompts School Delays, Layoffs, and Cutbacks

by Associated Press
Posted: Aug 8, 2017 7:48am

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August 18, 2017

Malloy Adjusts His Executive Order, Cancels PILOT Payment & Zeroes Out ECS for 85 Towns

by Christine Stuart | Aug 18, 2017 1:15pm
Posted to: Education | Town News | Local Politics | Nonprofits | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Special Session | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 2:30 p.m.) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy would zero out education funding for 85 communities, reduce education funding for 54 communities, and the state’s 30 neediest communities would receive the same amount of education funding they did last year. That’s if the General Assembly is unable to pass a budget before October.

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Merrill Will Seek Third Term; Lesser Won’t Primary

by Christine Stuart | Aug 18, 2017 12:34pm
Posted to: Election 2018

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 5:40 p.m.) Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, who said she would have waited to announce her 2018 re-election if democracy wasn’t under attack, filed her paperwork Friday to seek a third term.

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Regulators Ask Dominion For Financial Information

by Christine Stuart | Aug 18, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Energy | Environment

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Energy regulators opened their discussion about the future of the Millstone Nuclear Facility in Waterford with some questions about the economic viability of the facility, which is owned by Dominion Energy.

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August 17, 2017

Legislative Leaders: Sales Tax Increase Will Be Part of Final Budget

by Christine Stuart | Aug 17, 2017 4:09pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Democratic legislative leaders said they’re getting close to a budget deal that will raise the sales tax, but not as much as 6.99 percent.

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BLS: Connecticut Sees Slight Loss in Jobs in July

by Jack Kramer | Aug 17, 2017 1:37pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Labor

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut lost 600 jobs in July though its unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5 percent, according to survey data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Connecticut’s Elected Officials Rally Against Hate, Trump & White Supremacists

by Christine Stuart | Aug 17, 2017 12:00pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | State Capitol | White House

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 5 p.m.) Middletown Mayor Dan Drew gathered about 75 people Thursday on the steps of the state Capitol in Hartford to denounce Republican President Donald Trump’s comments following the events in Charlottesville.

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Lawmakers On Track To Make This The Longest Budget Debate In History

by Christine Stuart | Aug 17, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Education | Town News | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Special Session | Taxes | State Capitol

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — With summer vacations ongoing and no final product to debate, House Democratic legislative leaders told their members to keep the week of September 11 open for a possible budget vote.

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August 16, 2017

Blumenthal: ‘No Moral Equivalence’; Incitement of Violence Is Not Protected Speech

by Christine Stuart | Aug 16, 2017 3:03pm
Posted to: Business | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Equality | Law Enforcement | Public Safety | White House

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Moments after a Hartford press conference in which U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal denounced Republican President Donald Trump’s remarks regarding the tumult in Charlottesville, one of the president’s top business councils disbanded. Then, minutes later, Trump tweeted he was disbanding both councils.

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Yale: Opioid Addiction Treatment In ED Is Cost-Effective

by Cara Rosner | Aug 16, 2017 12:00pm
Posted to: Health Care | Mental Health Care

Courtesy of the Yale School of Medicine website As the opioid epidemic deepens, Yale researchers say starting treatment with medication is the most cost-effective way to treat patients in hospital emergency departments.

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CBO: Insurance Premiums Would Increase and Federal Deficit Worsen

by Christine Stuart | Aug 16, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Congress | The Economy | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs | Labor | Legal | White House

Healthcare.gov HARTFORD, CT — Ending billions in federal insurance subsidies would worsen the federal deficit and increase insurance premiums, the Congressional Budget Office warned Tuesday in its report.

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