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November 28, 2014

OP-ED | Workers Need Rights As Well As Turkey

by Susan Bigelow | November 28, 2014 11:45am

It’s Thanksgiving time again, which for the last couple of years has meant more and more big box retail stores are open on Thanksgiving itself, and more employees won’t be able to spend the day with their families. It’s a setback in a year that has seen both progress and losses for the rights and security of our most vulnerable workers.

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Who Gives To Charity? It’s Not Who You Think

by Cara Rosner | November 28, 2014 10:34am

Bigger paychecks don’t necessarily lead to greater generosity, according to new data that shows Connecticut’s lowest-income residents donate the largest portion of their income to charity.

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Half Of State Hospitals Exceed Infection Rates, New Data Show

by Lisa Chedekel | November 28, 2014 8:09am

State health inspectors visiting Stamford Hospital in late 2012 turned up several infection-control violations, including the improper drying and storage of endoscopes, instruments used to look inside the body.

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OP-ED | ‘Second Thoughts’ for Politicians on Assisted Suicide?

by Terry D. Cowgill | November 28, 2014 5:39am

Few thorny topics arouse the passions of the masses like death. The finality of the act of dying, who causes the death and under what circumstances cause us to sit up and pay attention even as other controversial issues provoke a yawn.

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OP-ED | Walmart Workers Deserve Better

by Tom Wilkinson and Mark Espinosa | November 28, 2014 1:40am

There is no company more responsible for creating and exacerbating income inequality through its low-wage, part-time business practices than Walmart — our country’s largest private employer. That’s why we should all be thankful that, during this holiday season, Walmart workers across the country are again leading the fight to change the way Walmart does business.

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November 26, 2014

OP-ED | Court Case Pushed By Think Tank Could Leave Uninsured Out In The Cold

by Wendell Potter | November 26, 2014 5:58pm


Supremes To Decide Challenge To Obamacare Based On A Single Sentence

At least four million Americans will rejoin the ranks of the uninsured — and consequently lose access to affordable health care — if the Supreme Court sides with opponents of Obamacare in a case that hinges on the interpretation of a single sentence in the law. But if that’s the price that has to be paid to impose an ideology that worships the so-called free market no matter what the cost, so be it, say the folks at a libertarian influence shop in Washington.

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Governor’s Thanksgiving Day Message

by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy | November 26, 2014 12:08pm

It’s been nearly 400 years since the first Thanksgiving, and while there have been countless changes during that time, one aspect of the original holiday is as true today as it was back then.

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Patients Seek To Add Their Conditions To Medical Marijuana List

by Christine Stuart | November 26, 2014 11:54am

Christine Stuart photo Hertz Nazaire, 41, lives with sickle cell disease and while he says he’s never tried marijuana to ease his chronic pain, he hates the narcotics he because they make him dizzy and nauseous. He said he would like medical marijuana to be an option.

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Braddock’s Sentence

by Hugh McQuaid | November 26, 2014 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of Robert Braddock Jr., a political aide serving more than three years in prison for campaign finance conspiracy while working for former House Speaker Chris Donovan’s congressional campaign.

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November 25, 2014

State Offices To Close At 12:30 p.m. Wednesday

by Staff Report | November 25, 2014 4:13pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy decided to close all state offices at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday to give state employees a chance to get home before the snow starts falling.

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