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August 25, 2016

Connecticut Senator Joins Chorus On EpiPen Price Hikes

by Cara Rosner | August 25, 2016 11:26am

Christine Stuart photo U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal has joined the growing chorus blasting pharmaceutical giant Mylan over the skyrocketing cost of EpiPens, calling on the company to immediately lower the price of the life-saving medication.

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Amazon Sets Up Shop at UConn

by Kristi Allen | August 25, 2016 5:30am

Kristi Allen / CTNewsJunkie UConn students will have a new way to receive packages on campus when classes start next week: an Amazon pick-up location.

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August 24, 2016

California-Based Advocacy Group Files Federal Education Lawsuit in Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | August 24, 2016 3:55pm

Courtesy of Students Matter A California-based education advocacy group backed by Silicon Valley entrepreneur David Welch filed a federal lawsuit in Connecticut Tuesday seeking to establish a federal constitutional right to an adequate education.

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Families Celebrate New Connecticut Law Requiring Screening of Newborns for ALD

by Jack Kramer | August 24, 2016 2:34pm

Jack Kramer / CTNewsJunkie BRANFORD — Connecticut has now joined New York as the only states in the country that require the screening of newborns for a disease that causes rapid degeneration of the nervous system in young boys — Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD).

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Retailer Asks Federal Court To Weigh In On Connecticut’s Liquor Pricing

by Christine Stuart | August 24, 2016 5:29am

Legislative efforts to change how Connecticut regulates alcohol prices have failed over the past three years, so a national liquor retailer is trying to win its argument in federal court.

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August 23, 2016

Officials Say First Five Program Created 3,759 New Jobs

by Christine Stuart | August 23, 2016 4:30pm

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie Gov. Dannel P. Malloy stood outside the gleaming Alexion Pharmaceutical building Tuesday in downtown New Haven to tout his administration’s analysis of the First Five, a state economic development program that gives large sums of money to corporations to stay and create jobs in Connecticut.

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Clients Plead With Governor To Keep State Run Group Homes Public

by Jack Kramer | August 23, 2016 2:41pm

Jack Kramer photo People with intellectual disabilities, their relatives and caretakers, Tuesday implored Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to rethink a decision to privatize group homes as part of a plan that would save the state money and lay off Department of Developmental Services employees.

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Children’s Center In Hamden To Pilot Recovery High School Class

by Jack Kramer | August 23, 2016 12:00pm

Jack Kramer photo Frustrated by what they see as a lack of urgency by officials and motivated by a film that tracked a recovery high school in Houston, two administrators at a Hamden children’s facility are hoping to start a “pilot’’ recovery class.

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With GOP Nomination, Novak Gets Her Shot at Courtney in 2nd District

by Max Moran | August 23, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Will the third time be the charm for Daria Novak, the Republican running in the 2nd Congressional District trying to unseat U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney?

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August 22, 2016

How Does Connecticut Measure Up In Fight Against Cancer?

by Jack Kramer | August 22, 2016 4:00pm

Connecticut is getting mixed reviews in its fight against cancer, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society Action Network.

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