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 2020-07-05 09:00 

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Hollowed-out public health system faces more cuts amid virus...

On every level, this investigation found, the system is underfunded and under threat, unable to protect the nation's health....

 2020-07-05 09:00 

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Getting workforce back to full strength will require faster, easier, and better COVID-19 tests...

Healthcare leaders say widespread and frequent testing will be essential for Connecticut to keep the economy chugging along....

 2020-07-04 08:58 

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A lesson in local governance on Independence Day...

Although the Declaration of Independence depicted him as a despot, the real conflict between England and her American colonies was not between King George III and Democracy but between the rights of the British people represented as they were by their own...

 2020-07-03 09:00 

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Amid calls for action, Chief State's Attorney picks the status quo...

Many law enforcement officials are using George Floyd's death to support police reform in Connecticut. Not Chief State's Attorney Richard Colangelo....

 2020-07-03 08:58 

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The fight for a more equal Connecticut begins at home: Re-imagining pandemic housing policy...

On June 29, amidst pandemic-induced unemployment and economic uncertainty, the Gov. Ned Lamont's administration released a sweeping $33 million assistance program for renters, homeowners, and local landlords. Connecticut has been lauded as a national ...

 2020-07-03 08:58 

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Superintendents ready to seize the day and reopen school in the fall...

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the state, none of us could have ever imagined how the 2019-20 school year would end: graduations cancelled, sports seasons prematurely ended, and milestones our students and children strived to achieve for years did n...

 2020-07-02 22:43 

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A Magical Merry-Go-Round, hot yoga and, oh yeah, that much-needed haircut...

Some scenes from Connecticut's reopening....

 2020-07-02 17:42 

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Lamont: Full reopening of bars in mid-July must 'take a pause'...

Gov. Ned Lamont all but shut the door Thursday on a full-scale reopening of Connecticut bars in mid-July....

 2020-07-02 16:00 

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In response to 'CT's plan for reopening schools is a disaster in the making'...

I read Paula Matzke's commentary, "Connecticut';s plan for reopening schools is a disaster in the making," and was deeply disturbed by her lack of insight. As a mom of three, ages 6 years, 3 years, and 4 months, I have been at the front of ...

 2020-07-02 09:00 

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'Sad and tragic:' Federal nursing home data show at least 3,400 staffers infected, 14 dead...

The data show at least 3,400 workers have contracted COVID-19 or were presumed to have the disease during the pandemic....

 2020-07-02 08:58 

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A criminal justice milestone — and a good foundation for more reforms...

Connecticut passed a significant criminal justice milestone this week: The total number of persons incarcerated, in both prison and jails, has dropped by 50% compared to the all-time peak of 19,894 on February 1, 2008....

 2020-07-02 08:58 

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In an emergency, get the playbook off the shelf ... and use it...

Until February, shootings had been our communities' most dire public health emergency. Since then, COVID-19 has taken hold. The grave lesson now reinforced 125,000-plus times is this: What is known about prevention cannot be ignored. If we look the ot...

 2020-07-01 22:23 

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Top CEOs, including some from Connecticut, taking lead in police reform...

With police reforms stalled in Congress, the nation's CEO's, including those from Cigna and Travelers, have released a compromise plan....

 2020-07-01 22:10 

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Lamont: Connecticut faces two contagions, COVID and racism...

While there is nothing novel about racism, Lamont conceded that it may be harder to contain....

 2020-07-01 20:45 

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CT ends longstanding dispute with federal tax officials over big state pensions...

Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo says the agreement preserves the tax exempt status of the state pension fund....

 2020-07-01 18:00 

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Here's how much education students lost when schools shut down...

One-in-25 students didn't participate at all in online classes. That's 137,000 children who lost learning....

 2020-07-01 09:00 

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State still waiting on $91 million in COVID-19 personal protective equipment orders...

The state is trying to amass a 90-day stockpile of PPE in case Connecticut gets hit with another COVID-19 surge....

 2020-07-01 08:58 

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Connecticut's plan for reopening schools is a disaster in the making...

On June 25, Gov. Ned Lamont introduced the Framework for Connecticut Schools during the 2020-2021 school year, which calls for the full reopening of all Connecticut schools this fall. The first two guiding principles of this plan are "Safeguarding the...

 2020-07-01 08:58 

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Strangers come together on the internet to tackle Connecticut police reform...

On June 4, an account named "ct.police.reform.project" appeared on Instagram. Amidst a wave of local accounts created to publicize protests around the country, this page stood out. While other accounts of a similar nature served as merely bulletin...

 2020-06-30 23:41 

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Congress aims to address gaps in mental health access laid bare by COVID-19...

Suicides, depression, anxiety and other mental health problems are on the rise, and will get worse, experts say....

 2020-06-30 23:02 

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Connecticut expands travel advisory to 16 states, national experts warn of virus spread...

As Connecticut's infection rate dropped to 0.07%, the nation's top infectious disease doctor warned the U.S. could see 100,000 new cases a day....

 2020-06-30 19:59 

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CT moves forward on school reopening as virus surge prompts other states to step back...

As coronavirus infections spike, states are reassessing or putting back-to-school plans on hold. Connecticut, however, is moving forward....

 2020-06-30 09:00 

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Buffeted by COVID-19, CT universities must retain students to keep finances afloat...

Public universities, and their budgets, are counting on students' willingness to accept a socially distant, hybrid campus experience....

 2020-06-30 08:58 

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Memorials, treason, and history...

As the statues of Confederate criminals are being toppled around the country, and as other symbols of the "Lost Cause" follow suit, let's look at Hartford. In general, Connecticut played a significant — even heroic — role in the Ci...

 2020-06-30 08:58 

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What does on time really mean?...

You're on a Metro-North train headed for Grand Central, nervously looking at your watch. "Will we be on time? Will I be late for the meeting?" you ask yourself as you pass 125th Street, usually just 11 minutes from the final stop. Then, you hi...

 2020-06-30 00:03 

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State releases plan to return students to school...

The state released requirements and guidance Monday for local districts to open schools this fall as hospitalizations in the state due to COVID-19 fell under 100 for the first time in months. The Department of Education released its plan Thursday to retur...

 2020-06-29 21:52 

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Lamont: Surging COVID-19 cases in other states could prevent mid-July reopening on CT's bars...

Ohio and other Rust Belt states have begun to trend in the wrong direction, worrying state officials....

 2020-06-29 20:32 

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CT GOP chair says cancel culture should apply to Democrats...

Forget Christopher Columbus, says the Connecticut GOP leader. Democrats have their own history....

 2020-06-29 09:00 

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Connecticut has an opportunity to tackle housing segregation. It appears to be taking a pass....

With thousands of residents pouring into the streets this month to protest racism, some saw an opportunity to tackle segregation....

 2020-06-29 08:58 

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Improving health literacy will create a healthier population...

Warren Buffet once said "Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing." Buffet is an investor and business tycoon and likely referring to the risk associated with business ventures; however, this sentiment is true when talking about health knowl...

 2020-06-28 09:00 

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Some students will stay home in the fall. School districts have to figure out how to teach them....

Schools are planning the all-virtual experience for students who stay home for medical or other reasons....

 2020-06-28 09:00 

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Black homeowners pay more than 'fair share' in property taxes...

Some state and local officials are examining an issue that has long bedeviled Black homeowners: inflated property tax assessments....

 2020-06-26 23:39 

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'It's an emotional experience': Scenes from a Pride protest...

Roughly 100 people marched in Hartford Friday to show support for the rights of LGBTQ and people of color....

 2020-06-26 23:08 

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New report shows 64 nursing home staffers recently had COVID-19...

Sixty-four nursing home staffers spread across 37 facilities have recently contracted the coronavirus, according to new statistics released Friday....

 2020-06-26 22:42 

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Connecticut coronavirus hospitalizations tick up slightly, but state still trending down...

The governor acknowledged pushback around his plan for all students to return to school in the fall....

 2020-06-26 21:20 

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CDC antibody study shows Connecticut had six times the number of COVID-19 infections originally reported...

CDC says its study estimates that 5% of state residents have been infected with the coronavirus....

 2020-06-26 18:15 

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As Congress weighs hazard pay for pandemic's front-line workers, advocates say it's not enough...

Connecticut's Latino and Black workers have borne the brunt of the pandemic and advocates say they'll need long-term help....

 2020-06-26 09:30 

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Steady Habits: How Connecticut is failing some of its neediest students...

CT Mirror education reporter Jacqueline Rabe Thomas discusses the breadth of the disparity faced by young English learners in Connecticut and a potential path forward to begin narrowing these achievement gaps when school resumes. Date: Friday, June 26, 20...

 2020-06-26 09:00 

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Pandemic delays effort to deal with Connecticut's PFAS pollution problems...

Some $2 million in funding needed to deal with the problem has not been approved by the state Bond Commission....

 2020-06-26 09:00 

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A Hartford reservist's first deployment: treating coronavirus in NYC...

"It was a desire to put my little grain of sand in, and help out," Milca Rosario said....

 2020-06-26 08:58 

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Connecticut demands change...

The killing of George Floyd was unjust and must not be forgotten. George Floyd was unarmed. His unavoidable crime was something he could not control: the color of his skin. We must not let the countless people who have been killed because of their skin co...

 2020-06-26 08:58 

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Demolition derby around the world...

It's a rare news story nowadays that spawns mirth. But I had to laugh when I read that North Korea, in a fit of pique worthy of a terrible toddler, had blown up one of its buildings where failed peace talks with South Korea recently had taken place. K...

 2020-06-25 23:50 

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As Connecticut tries to avoid second wave of COVID-19, Lamont promotes quarantine guidelines...

There were 81 additional cases of COVID-19 in Connecticut reported Thursday after 6,576 more tests in the last 24 hours....

 2020-06-25 23:13 

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Governor orders schools to reopen in the fall. Teachers are concerned....

The reopening plan is contingent on COVID-19 infection rates remaining stable, the governor said....

 2020-06-25 20:17 

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Connecticut prison population almost halved since 2008 peak as pandemic continues...

There were 10,037 people incarcerated in state correctional facilities as of June 25....

 2020-06-25 18:38 

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CDC chief: No clear public health value to Connecticut quarantine of out-of-state visitors...

CDC director Robert Redfield: "I don't think we have any clear evidence...to support the public health value of that decision."...

 2020-06-25 09:00 

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Pandemic hits Connecticut's unemployment trust fund — and state businesses will pay...

Connecticut had half of the money needed to weather a recession in its unemployment trust fund before the pandemic hit....

 2020-06-25 09:00 

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New report on juvenile justice features potential solutions from kids with firsthand experience...

Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance releases 10 recommendations to make life more equitable for families living in marginalized communities....

 2020-06-25 08:58 

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New data and resident stories must inform Connecticut's road map for recovery...

"More Exposure" is the first episode of a four-part series, COVID-19 Reckonings, produced by Purple States and DataHaven with residents of Connecticut communities hardest hit by the pandemic because of longstanding inequities....

 2020-06-25 08:57 

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If Columbus must go, so should Yale...

With increased racial tensions spreading across the country, statues of those associated with slavery -- Robert E. Lee and other Confederate generals -- have been either removed or vandalized. Here in the Northeast, statues of Columbus are suffering the s...

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