November 26, 2013
by Abby Anderson | November 26, 2013 10:13am
Most of us are preparing to gather with friends and family and give thanks for each other and the feast before us. I also give thanks that I was never caught up in the juvenile justice system. Admittedly, I was a pretty straight arrow as a kid, a church-going, soccer-playing, volunteering honor student. And yes, on some level I chose to be those things. But the circumstances of my life made the choices easier, and that is nothing short of a blessing. Actually, a long list of blessings:
November 25, 2013
by Peter Rothstein | November 25, 2013 9:16am
When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection finalized its comprehensive energy strategy earlier this year, they set Connecticut on a direct path to a cleaner, cheaper, and more reliable energy. The strategy stands to reduce energy costs for the state’s residents and businesses and positions Connecticut as a true clean energy leader.
November 22, 2013
by Heath W. Fahle | November 22, 2013 4:29pm
One might think that the most important days in the history of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare, would already be in the past. The law certainly has already had highs and lows.
Tags: health care, heath w. fahle, ACA, obamacare, connecticut, Kathleen Sebelius, dh
by Susan Bigelow | November 22, 2013 8:52am
It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means a day of home, family, togetherness and, if you’re unlucky enough to have a job at one of an increasing number of retailers, going in to work that evening.
Tags: wages, minimum wage, fast food, Black Friday, retail, workers, workers' rights, labor, Susan Bigelow, dh
by Terry D. Cowgill | November 22, 2013 5:30am
Fifty years ago today I was a runny-nosed first-grader squirming in Mrs. Bramlett’s dusty classroom at Umphrey Lee Elementary School in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas. About an hour and a half after lunch we were told the president had been shot and killed, the victim of an assassin’s bullets in downtown Dallas.
Tags: jfk, terry cowgill, dh
November 21, 2013
by Barth Keck | November 21, 2013 11:14pm
by Wendell Potter | November 21, 2013 12:09pm
Now that President Obama has said it’s OK with him if insurance companies keep their policyholders in health plans that don’t meet the standards established by the Affordable Care Act, at least for another year, the big question is whether insurers will take him up on the offer.
Tags: Wendell Potter, health care, ACA, obamacare, dh
by Ellen Andrews | November 21, 2013 9:14am
November 15, 2013
by Jason Paul | November 15, 2013 4:38pm
A few weeks ago I pointed to five things to watch for in this year’s municipal election results. The election last week did not generate a large wave in one direction or the other. There was a slightly higher turnout than in 2011, but nothing that broke the bank.
by Susan Bigelow | November 15, 2013 9:47am