March 22, 2017
by Craig Glover and Ludwig Spinelli | March 22, 2017 5:30am
As the CEOs of two local Federally Qualified Health Centers, both of which have a mission of treating every patient who comes to us regardless of ability to pay, we have grave concerns regarding Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s plans to dramatically scale back coverage under the state’s HUSKY plan in this year’s budget proposal.
March 13, 2017
by Christine Stuart | March 13, 2017 11:30am
HARTFORD, CT — A progressive advocacy group is recommending the Connecticut General Assembly consider a tax on sugary beverages in order to fund a welfare-to-work program that subsidizes child care for low-income families.
March 8, 2017
by Monisha Lee | March 8, 2017 11:00pm
As a mother, the thing that’s most important to me is giving my son Sa’Jai every possible opportunity to succeed. He’s only four years old right now, but it’s clear that the education he gets starting at this age will determine the path he takes for the rest of his life.
March 7, 2017
by Samantha Carter Kneeland | March 7, 2017 11:00am
My name is Samantha Carter Kneeland and I am a transgender woman. I am 21 years old. I make music and enjoy watching horror movies. I own two dogs that I take on walks every day through my neighborhood. Usually, while I’m on my walks, people stop to say hello. A woman working at the local Panini restaurant knows my favorite order. My fashion idol is Wednesday Addams. Sometimes, I need to use the bathroom.
February 24, 2017
by Susan Bigelow | February 24, 2017 11:00am
The Trump era is a time of cruelty and fear. The president’s administration has gutted Obamacare, removed vital environmental protections, and rescinded federal protections for transgender children. The biggest targets so far, though, have been immigrants, especially undocumented persons and refugees.
by Sarah Darer Littman | February 24, 2017 9:00am
This week we learned that the alleged “family values” party does actually draw the line somewhere. The Conservative Political Action Conference first invited, then dis-invited Milo Yiannopoulos after an interview emerged in which he made bizarre and revolting comments about pedophilia.
Tags: political correctness, CPAC, FSU, Stephen Bannon, WRAD, Sarah Darer Littman, dh
February 20, 2017
by Sarah Smith, ProPublica | February 20, 2017 6:26am
Two days after she had fled because of a beating at the hands of her husband, Sanna Dilawar was back at her home in Torrington, Connecticut. She needed to retrieve her breast pump, and she had her 11-week-old daughter with her.
Tags: ProPublica, Sanna Dilawar, domestic violence, Connecticut, Torrington, Torrington Police Department, Susan B. Anthony Project, Tracey Thurman, An Act Concerning Dual Arrests in Family Violence Cases, Prof. David Hirschel, Connecticut's Police Officer Standards and Training Council, Stephen J. Sedensky III, Robyn Porter, Domestic Violence Crisis Center, dh
February 1, 2017
by Jack Kramer | February 1, 2017 6:07pm
January 24, 2017
by Christine Stuart | January 24, 2017 1:15am
Following a four hour hearing, the Appropriations Committee voted overwhelming against a plan that would require Connecticut to increase funding for the Department of Children and Families to $801.2 million a year. That’s more than $794.2 million it’s expected to receive this fiscal year.
January 23, 2017
by Christine Stuart | January 23, 2017 3:02pm