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October 17, 2018

5th Congressional District Candidates Differ On Student Loan Debt

by Christine Stuart | Oct 17, 2018 9:05pm
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | Election 2018

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NEW BRITAIN, CT —  The audience at Central Connecticut State University was surprised Wednesday by the response to a question about the problem of student debt.

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October 16, 2018

IRS Extends Operating Loss Period For Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations

by Christine Stuart | Oct 16, 2018 3:16pm
Posted to: Congress | Town News | Housing

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HARTFORD, CT — Homeowners with crumbling foundations will be able to carry back two years and forward 20 years their “net operating loss” from repairing their foundations, according to new IRS guidance.

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October 15, 2018

Will Shift In Public Opinion On Healthcare Impact 2018?

by Christine Stuart | Oct 15, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | Health Care | Insurance | Farmington

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FARMINGTON, CT — A Maryland Congressman told a group of Connecticut residents last week that public opinion of the Affordable Care Act is changing.

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October 12, 2018

Report: Vaping Among High School Students Spiking

by Jack Kramer | Oct 12, 2018 11:30am
Posted to: Congress | Public Health

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HARTFORD, CT — One out of seven Connecticut high school students reported vaping in 2017, according to a new study released by the state Department of Public Health (DPH), a number that is double the amount that was vaping just two years ago.

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October 5, 2018

Challenger Watches As Senate Advances Kavanaugh Vote

by Christine Stuart | Oct 5, 2018 11:43am
Posted to: Congress | Courts | Election 2018 | SCOTUS

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HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Senate candidate Matt Corey came up to the Capitol press room Friday to watch the Senate vote 51-49 to close debate on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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OP-ED | What We’re Not Talking About: The Environment

by Susan Bigelow | Oct 5, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Analysis | US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Congress | Election 2018 | Energy | Environment | Opinion | Weather | White House | Energy Sector

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Maybe you missed the expiration date for our civilization during all the other news that broke this week, but here it is: according to the Trump administration the world will warm a catastrophic 7 degrees Fahrenheit (~4 degrees Celsius) by 2100. The Trump administration plans to take zero action.

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Opioid Bill Heads to White House

by Peter Urban | Oct 5, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | DC News Junkie | Public Health | White House

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The Senate this week overwhelmingly approved sweeping legislation to address the nation’s opioid crisis that now goes to President Trump for his signature.

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Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote Looms

by Peter Urban | Oct 5, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | SCOTUS | White House

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Senate Republicans appear to be headed toward forcing a Saturday vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh over the opposition of Senate Democrats who want a broader FBI investigation into allegations of his abusive behavior as a high school and college student.

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October 4, 2018

OP-ED | Kavanaugh Hearings: Show Business Posing As Politics

by Barth Keck | Oct 4, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | DC News Junkie | Entertainment | Media Matters | Opinion | White House | Mental Health Care | Pop culture

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As Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified last week in the U.S. Senate, I was struck by the overwrought drama of the process.

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September 28, 2018

Lamont Calls On Opponent To Take A Position On Kavanaugh

by Christine Stuart | Sep 28, 2018 5:03pm
Posted to: Congress | Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 5:22 p.m.) Joined by a dozen female candidates from across Connecticut, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont called on his Republican opponent to express an opinion about whether there should be an investigation before Judge Brett Kavanaugh gets to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court for life. 

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