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January 22, 2017

OP-ED | The 401(k) Failure Is An Inconvenient Truth

by Sal Luciano | January 22, 2017 10:00pm

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Once upon a time, there was retirement security . . .

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January 12, 2017

Report Recommends Going After Johns To Curb Sex Trafficking

by Jack Kramer | January 12, 2017 5:30am

HARTFORD, CT — Emphasizing that the sex industry — especially when it involves underage children — is a form of human trafficking, the Connecticut Trafficking in Persons Council (TIP) is making several legislative recommendations aimed at going after the buyers of sex.

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December 16, 2016

OP-ED | Achievement Gap Remains - Not Only in Connecticut, But in Every Other State

by Barth Keck | December 16, 2016 10:00am

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At last week’s meeting, state Board of Education member Malia Sieve not only expressed her displeasure with the latest national science test results; she also called out her fellow board members’ Pollyannaish reactions to those results.

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December 13, 2016

Changing Social Security Would Be A Tough Sell

by Jack Kramer | December 13, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Even though tinkering with the Social Security hasn’t been one of President-elect Donald Trump’s big initiatives it isn’t stopping a powerful Republican senator from proposing drastic changes to the currently underfunded entitlement program.

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November 16, 2016

Survey Respondents: We Love Connecticut, We Just Can’t Afford To Live Here

by Jack Kramer | November 16, 2016 4:02pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo A new survey shows while most Connecticut residents enjoy living here they worry that lack of jobs, good public transportation, quality health care, and the dearth of affordable housing will drive many of them to flee the Nutmeg State.

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October 10, 2016

Report Finds That Many Families Are Still Struggling

by Kristi Allen | October 10, 2016 4:30am

Despite Connecticut’s modest economic growth, the number of families struggling to cover basic household costs has increased since 2010, according to the United Way’s ALICE report released Sunday.

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October 4, 2016

Child Advocate: Near Death of Toddler Points To Systemic Problems in DCF’s Kinship Foster Placements

by Christine Stuart | October 4, 2016 9:00am

CTNewsJunkie file photo The “near-death from starvation and abuse” of a toddler points to systemic issues with some of the state’s recently touted kinship foster placements, according to a report released today by the state Child Advocate’s office.

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September 30, 2016

OP-ED | End Local Control of Schools

by Susan Bigelow | September 30, 2016 9:00am

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A long time ago, Puritans carved out the boundaries of their towns by how far away someone could live from the church and still get to the sermon on time. Today, those arbitrary boundaries are also the limits of most of our school districts, meaning the kind of education your child gets depends on which side of the line your house sits.

This is deeply unjust, and it needs to end.

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September 16, 2016

Is There Hope for Afghanistan? Afghan Visitor Shares Perspective in Bristol

by Kristi Allen | September 16, 2016 1:36pm

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 9:37pm

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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