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Latest release on Feb 26, 2020

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Conn. Diabetics, Health Experts Champion Bill To Lower Insulin Costs

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It was just a year ago that Eli Terris of Hamden was diagnosed at 30 years old with Type 1 diabetes, a lifelong chronic disease that requires a medication called insulin. And the hardest part for him? Having to navigate health insurance and the costs for his disease treatment.

Feb 26 2020

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Access Health Enrollment Dips, Officials Warn Of Future Chill From Public Charge Rule

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Thousands of people will get health insurance coverage this year from plans they chose through Access Health CT, the state’s Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplace. But state officials worry about changes to federal law that may hinder continuing participation in health insurance programs.

Feb 23 2020

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Wethersfield Residents Call For Transparency Over Police Surveillance Cameras

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Residents of Wethersfield say they want to know more about their local police department’s plan to surveil major roadways.

Feb 20 2020

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Do Parents Really Want School Integration?

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A new report says the majority of U.S. parents want schools that are racially and economically integrated. But in districts where parents have school choice, schools tend to become more segregated. “Part of the reason for that is that parents are ranking things like school safety and academic quality higher than integration,” said Eric Torres, a PhD student and co-author of the report from the Making Caring Common Project at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. But some of the metrics parents use to evaluate quality and safety are not accurate, Torres said. Hartford, Conn., has been held up by researchers and U.S. education officials as a model for school integration . The capital city, predominantly black and Latino, is surrounded by mostly white suburbs. More than two decades ago, in a court case called Sheff v. O’Neill, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that Hartford’s black and Latino children were at a huge disadvantage because their schools were racially

Feb 20 2020

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Connecticut Garden Journal: Indoor Shows

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Indoor flower shows are a very unique American phenomena. It all started in Philadelphia when gardeners got tired of winter and began holding events to show off their prized indoor houseplants and flower arranging skills. What started as a simple get together among garden clubs has bloomed into a huge industry. The biggest show is the Philadelphia Flower Show, but I like the smaller local shows like the one in Connecticut.

Feb 20 2020

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An Icon Of New Haven's Manufacturing Past Celebrates Its Avant-Garde Revival

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The New Haven Clock Company Factory opened on Hamilton Street in the mid-1800s. At its peak, it was the largest timepiece manufacturing facility in the world. Hundreds of Connecticut workers built clocks and pocket watches -- and later fuses during World War II.

Feb 20 2020

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Proposed Medicaid Cuts Threaten Addiction Treatment In Connecticut

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Connecticut advocates for addiction treatment say proposed funding cuts to the federal Medicaid program would leave fewer resources for people with substance use disorders. The proposed cuts are part of President Donald Trump’s federal budget plan , which was released earlier this month. It includes cuts to Medicaid, a program that provides health coverage for people in poverty, and the Affordable Care Act totaling about $1 trillion in the next decade.

Feb 19 2020

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'It's Like A Piece Of Yourself': Conn. Musician On The Destruction Of A Prized Instrument

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Sherif Sissoko says it would have been one thing if his brother Ballaké’s car had been vandalized. But his musical instrument? “He was traveling to India, to Israel, to China with this kora,” said Sissoko, who lives in Hartford and is also a musician. “It’s personal. It’s like a piece of yourself.”

Feb 18 2020

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Connecticut Garden Journal: How To Be A Conscious Flower Customer

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Valentine's Day is the traditional time to give and get cut flowers. But it might be good to be a discerning shopper when buying cut flowers.

Feb 14 2020

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Connecticut Lawmakers Seek To Cap Insulin Costs, Create Emergency Fund For Diabetics

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Samantha Merwin hoped to put money away in a college fund for her 13-year-old son, Logan. But instead, any savings have gone into a health account that’s intended for Logan to use in his young adult years as he manages Type 1 diabetes, a lifelong chronic disease.

Feb 14 2020

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Lamont Announces A New, Pricer Deal For New London State Pier

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After months of negotiation, Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont said a deal to revitalize State Pier in New London is finalized.

Feb 11 2020

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'Legacy' Or 'Embarrassment': Killingly Students On A Momentous Name Change

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The high school sports teams in Killingly, Connecticut, are the Redmen again. That name -- and “Redgals,” the nickname for the school’s girls teams -- was replaced last year at the urging of students and local Native Americans. But now, at a time when many American schools are moving away from Native American mascots, Killingly has chosen a different direction.

Feb 11 2020

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New Hampshire Ad Buys And What They Reveal About Candidates

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Presidential hopefuls have been flooding New Hampshire’s airwaves with ad buys ahead of Tuesday’s primaries. The Wesleyan Media Project in Middletown tracks political advertising in real time during elections. Co-director Erika Franklin Fowler spoke with Connecticut Public Radio’s Diane Orson for Morning Edition.

Feb 10 2020

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Connecticut Garden Journal: Make A Long-Term Investment. Plant A Tree

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Americans are moving less. In 2019 less than 10 percent of the population changed homes and locations. That's the lowest level since 1947. For gardeners that means it's an opportunity to plant more longer lasting plants like trees.

Feb 06 2020

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As Coronavirus Spreads In China And Appears In The U.S., Connecticut Health Officials Prepare

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The spread and impact of the novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, is changing rapidly as governments and public health experts report additional cases and deaths. More than 24,500 people have become ill and over 490 have died, and the majority of cases have occurred in China , according to the World Health Organization.

Feb 04 2020

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State Says Care 4 Kids Changes End 'Benefits Cliff'

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The Lamont administration says working families across the state with low to moderate incomes are beginning to see the impact of a $14 million federal investment in their child care needs. Care 4 Kids , a state and federally funded subsidy program, is using the federal money to increase how much families receive as reimbursement for infant and toddler care.

Feb 04 2020

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A Beginner's Try At Ice Climbing In Southern New England

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Paige Cox and I can relate. When it comes to climbing ice, we’re both freaked out. “It’s water and it melts. I’m terrified. But it’s going to be great,” Cox said.

Feb 04 2020

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Police-Community Relations At Center Of Mission For New Task Force

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Daryl McGraw says he remembers when he was choked and tased by a police officer. He also remembers the years of his life that he was addicted to drugs -- and the 10 years he spent in and out of prison for drug-related offenses. Now he’s the co-chair of the state’s Police Transparency and Accountability Task Force. The committee was created during the last legislative session with the passage of Public Act 19-90 in July 2019 , An Act Concerning the Use of Force and Pursuits by Police and Increasing Police Accountability and Transparency.

Feb 03 2020

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Connecticut Garden Journal: Caring For Houseplants In Winter

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It seems everyone is growing houseplants. But with their popularity, comes problems. Not all houseplants are easy to grow and some are more prone to dry indoor conditions, lack of light, and insects. Here's are some solutions to your houseplant problems.

Jan 30 2020

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State Launches Trade Practices Investigation Into Former Hartford Landlord

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State officials are pursuing a new way to hold accountable landlords who endanger residents with unsafe and unsanitary living conditions, starting with the former owner of the Clay Arsenal Renaissance Apartments in the North End of Hartford.

Jan 30 2020

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