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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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September 15, 2016

9th Annual Connecticut Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic Set for Friday in Hartford

by Staff Report | September 15, 2016 10:37pm

Nancy Guenther Chapman for CTNewsJunkie The Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach is set to kick off its 9th annual Connecticut Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic in Hartford at the XL Center on Friday.

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July 15, 2016

Advocates Call For Change To School Funding Formula As Historic Lawsuit Comes To A Close

by Cara Rosner | July 15, 2016 5:30am

shutterstock The state would have a more accurate sense of how many low-income students attend Connecticut public schools if it changed how those students are identified and counted, according to a recent report.

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June 1, 2016

Malloy Pitches Bail Reform, Encourages House Vote

by Christine Stuart | June 1, 2016 3:31pm

Christine Stuart photo WATERBURY — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy already gave up half of his criminal justice reforms, but it still may not be enough to get the legislation across the finish line Thursday when the House reconvenes for a one-day special session.

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April 28, 2016

OP-ED | Public Retirement Option Needed, But Will It Grow Into A Monster?

by Terry Cowgill | April 28, 2016 5:30am

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It’s something almost all of us should be worrying about. Unless you’re young, independently wealthy or have a good government job or the equivalent in the private sector, you’re probably wondering how you’re going to survive when you can’t work anymore.

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March 28, 2016

OP-ED | The True Cost of Bail

by Thurston Powers | March 28, 2016 3:00pm


In Connecticut, the cost of holding defendants on low-level bail — which usually means they are low risk — is approximately $150 million a year.

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Committee Approves Bill to Align Public Water Fluoridation With New Federal Recommendations

by Jack Kramer | March 28, 2016 11:00am

shutterstock The Public Health Committee unanimously approved a bill that would align the state’s water fluoridation standards with a federal recommendation issued last year, and also lower the maximum amount of fluoride that could be placed in the state’s public drinking water.

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March 21, 2016

OP-ED | Looming Health Care Crisis Can Be Avoided by Restoring Funds to Community Health Centers

by Mollie Melbourne | March 21, 2016 5:15pm

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There is a brewing health care crisis in Connecticut, and it involves the state’s poorest and most vulnerable population of people. The good news is there is still time to solve it.

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March 16, 2016

Human Services Approves Bill To Fine Large Employers

by Christine Stuart | March 16, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo The Human Services Committee struggled Tuesday with a piece of legislation that would fine large employers who failed to pay their employees $15 an hour.

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March 9, 2016

Bill That Penalizes Large Employers For Paying Low Wages Gets A Public Hearing

by Christine Stuart | March 9, 2016 6:30am

This year’s version of a bill that would fine large employers who don’t pay their workers at least $15 an hour is slightly different than last year’s.

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