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November 21, 2014

OP-ED | Looking Beyond Connecticut’s Borders

by Susan Bigelow | November 21, 2014 8:00am

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If you live in Connecticut you live with — and surprisingly close to — state borders. In fact, no matter where you go in our state, you’re never more than about 50 miles away from either New York, Massachusetts, or Rhode Island. So why do we continually treat the state lines as if they’re the edge of the world?

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November 17, 2014

United Way Says 35 Percent of Connecticut’s Households Are Struggling

by Christine Stuart | November 17, 2014 5:30am

A new report from the United Way found that about 35 percent of Connecticut households struggle to afford the basic necessities.

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November 12, 2014

Policymakers Look At Two-Generational Approach

by Christine Stuart | November 12, 2014 3:49pm

For the past 50 years the War on Poverty has taken two separate paths. One focuses money on programs for low-income children, and the other focuses money on programs to train low-income adults in the workforce.

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October 27, 2014

Latinos Refuse To Be Ignored

by Christine Stuart | October 27, 2014 3:00pm

Christine Stuart photo Members of the Latino community gathered at the state Capitol last week to let the three gubernatorial candidates know they represent 14 percent of the state’s population and will not be ignored.

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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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August 8, 2014

OP-ED | Do We Really Need the New Haven Trio’s Sugar Tax?

by Terry D. Cowgill | August 8, 2014 4:30am


What is it with New Haven and soda pop? Does the Elm City consume more soda than comparable cities? Is its obesity rate higher? Not as far as I can tell, which makes me think there must be something in the water — or perhaps in the energy drinks sold at the Stop & Shop on Elm Street.

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July 22, 2014

Child Poverty in Connecticut Increased 50 Percent Since 1990

by Hugh McQuaid | July 22, 2014 2:30pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Poverty among children living in Connecticut has increased by 50 percent since the Annie E. Casey Foundation began keeping track in 1990, according to an annual report from the foundation.

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May 21, 2014

Judge: DCF Provided ‘Ample Evidence’ of Violence By ‘Jane Doe’

by Hugh McQuaid | May 21, 2014 4:29am

istock (Updated 1:02 p.m.) A memorandum from Superior Court Judge Burton Kaplan details “ample evidence” of violence to support the transfer of the transgender youth known as “Jane Doe” into the custody of the Correction Department.

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May 20, 2014

OP-ED | Sustainability: Invest in People

by Brian O'Shaughnessy | May 20, 2014 9:17am

It is easy to talk about the economy, or should I say criticize.

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April 14, 2014

OP-ED | The Search for Sustainability

by Brian O'Shaughnessy | April 14, 2014 2:30am

Financially inefficient markets are not sustainable. They crash.

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