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September 16, 2016

Is There Hope for Afghanistan? Afghan Visitor Shares Perspective in Bristol

by Kristi Allen | September 16, 2016 2:36pm

kristi allen / ctnewsjunkie Edrees Kakar has lived a life few people in America can imagine: He has walked through war zones, lived as a refugee for 10 years, and survived a terror attack that killed more than a dozen people.

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OP-ED | What Happens When the Health Insurance Exchanges Die?

by Susan Bigelow | September 16, 2016 9:59am

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After a tense week, it looks like Connecticut’s insurance exchange is saved. Don’t breathe that sigh of relief just yet, though. It’s more obvious than ever that the exchanges are fatally flawed.

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OP-ED | Moukawsher: Pundit On The Bench

by Terry Cowgill | September 16, 2016 5:30am

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From his Olympian perch, Hartford Superior Court Judge Thomas G. Moukawsher last week hurled a thunderbolt at just about everyone you could imagine who works in the field of public education.

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September 9, 2016

OP-ED | Insurer Rate Hikes & Threats Underscore Need for Further Health Care Reform

by Susan Bigelow | September 9, 2016 10:00am

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ConnectiCare is the latest insurer to rejected by the Connecticut Insurance Department. If this continues, soon the exchanges will be either empty or inaccessible for the people who need them. The system badly needs reform.

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August 30, 2016

Malloy Says Opioid Crisis Is Not About Race

by Christine Stuart | August 30, 2016 4:08pm

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie file photo Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Monday that it was a mistake for Maine Gov. Paul LePage to try to paint the ongoing opioid epidemic as a racial issue.

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August 19, 2016

OP-ED | Sexism, the Olympics, and Politics

by Barth Keck | August 19, 2016 5:30am

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Here we go again. Already exasperated from charges that the dominance of his UConn women’s basketball team might be “bad for the sport,” head coach Geno Auriemma was asked a similar question regarding his U.S. women’s Olympic team.

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August 16, 2016

Mixed Messages Regarding Opioid Epidemic

by Jack Kramer | August 16, 2016 11:30am

Courtesy of SEIU 1199 It seems like you can’t go to a news website, pick up a newspaper, or watch a television newscast these days in Connecticut without hearing about the state’s opioid crisis.

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August 15, 2016

Complaints Filed Regarding Use of Official Caucus Website For Campaign

by Christine Stuart | August 15, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Essex First Selectman Norm Needleman, who is challenging Republican state Sen. Art Linares for his 33rd Senate district seat, filed a complaint against Linares’ campaign Friday with four state offices, including election regulators and the chief state’s attorney.

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August 12, 2016

Racial Profiling Group Struggles With How To Present Traffic Stop Data

by Jack Kramer | August 12, 2016 5:30am

Courtesy of CT-N Connecticut “has been fortunate’’ to avoid the deadly shootings involving police and minorities that have plagued the rest of the country, the chairman of the Connecticut Racial Profiling Advisory Board said Thursday.

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July 29, 2016

OP-ED | Stuck Between Corrupt and the Stone Age

by Sarah Darer Littman | July 29, 2016 8:00am

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Political analyst Stuart Rothenberg tweeted recently that he is old enough to remember the Republican Party. He has 15 years on me, but I’m old enough to remember, too.

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