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NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Completes Successful Unmanned First Mission
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December 4, 2014

Policymakers Take A Hard Look At Hospital Facility Fees

by Christine Stuart | December 4, 2014 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid photo Hospital executives denied Wednesday that “facility fees” have driven them to gobble up physician practices, but they told state officials that they need to charge the fees to recoup the losses from the charity care they provide for the uninsured or underinsured on government plans.

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December 3, 2014

Disability Rights Advocates Lobby For Closure of State Institutions

by Christine Stuart | December 3, 2014 4:42pm

Christine Stuart photo Families of children with developmental disabilities are lobbying lawmakers this year to close six state-run institutions where more than 500 individuals with intellectual disabilities reside.

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November 18, 2014

Study: Early Childcare Workers Aren’t Adequately Compensated

by Christine Stuart | November 18, 2014 12:30pm

Christine Stuart photo Twenty-five years after the first National Child Care Staffing Study, a new study found that not much has changed.

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November 12, 2014

Women Makes Gains, But Disparities Remain

by Kristi Allen | November 12, 2014 1:28pm

Kristi Allen photo Connecticut women have made impressive gains in the in the workforce in the past 15 years, but there are still deep disparities that need to be addressed, Permanent Commission on the Status of Women Director Carolyn Treiss said Wednesday.

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August 15, 2014

OP-ED | On Wall Street, ‘Right-to-Work’ Means a Wider Gap Between Rich & Poor

by Lori Pelletier | August 15, 2014 12:18pm

One doesn’t have to look any further than Fairfield County to understand why Connecticut has one of the greatest income disparities in the country. A few miles from the estates of Wall Street brokers and bankers, Bridgeport’s residents are struggling to get by in the new economy. Good manufacturing jobs have been replaced by minimum wage shifts at McDonalds. A third of children in Bridgeport live below the poverty line.”

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August 14, 2014

OP-ED | A Campaign of Substance

by Brian O'Shaughnessy | August 14, 2014 4:26pm

Campaign season is officially under way. We will hear a great deal about issues that candidates believe will influence votes. This does not mean, however, that we will be analyzing the information we need to make informed voter decisions.

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July 23, 2014

Cadmium Task Force Gets Off To Rocky Start

by Christine Stuart | July 23, 2014 3:19pm

Christine Stuart photo A task force that was created to determine an acceptable level cadmium in children’s jewelry got off to a rocky start Wednesday when the decision to appoint two jewelry industry experts was questioned by Rep. Diana Urban.

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July 20, 2014

DeLauro Uses New Report To Push For Paycheck Fairness

by Madeline Stocker | July 20, 2014 12:02pm

A newly-released report contains evidence that closing the gender pay gap would both improve women’s Social Security benefits and strengthen the program’s finances.

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July 4, 2014

OP-ED | On Beer, Guns, and Freedom

by Suzanne Bates | July 4, 2014 9:30am

There was an uneasy energy in Harvard Yard as former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called the attempt to stifle conservative voices on college campuses at Harvard and across the nation a modern form of McCarthyism.

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June 16, 2014

Hearing on Detention of Jane Doe Canceled

by Christine Stuart | June 16, 2014 10:30am

A federal judge canceled a hearing Monday on a civil rights complaint against the state regarding its detention of a transgender teen.

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