Ana Radelat

Ana is a longtime Washington correspondent who has won numerous awards, including from The Associated Press and Gannett, has written for more than a dozen newspapers, including USAToday; The (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger; the Shreveport (La.) Times; and the Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser. She’s also been a regular contributor to other publications, including the Miami Herald and Advertising Age. Some of the stories Ana has broken focused on the strategies of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, former Sen. Trent Lott’s fall from power and questionable Hurricane Katrina contracts. A regular contributor to WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio, a partner of The Mirror, Ana is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Journalism. E-mail her at aradelat@ctmirror.org.

Recent Posts

Minority votes important – but elusive — in tight congressional races

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In 2012, President Obama was at the top of the ticket, drawing minorities to the polls in Connecticut and across the nation. But he’s not on the ballot in this midterm election and that is expected to change the political calculus on how minority votes will affect some Connecticut congressional races. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal says he’d rather be a senator than the nation’s top cop

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WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday he’s honored by speculation he’d be considered to replace retiring Attorney General Eric Holder, “but I’m even more honored to serve as senator for the people of Connecticut.” Continue Reading →

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New reforms aim to fix problems in CT veterans care

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WASHINGTON – Connecticut veterans will likely benefit from a new law designed to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs, even though some of the changes will be slow in coming and problems are expected to continue to hamper the system. Continue Reading →

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Suicide by veterans remains a daunting problem as VA struggles to improve care

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Connecticut has one of the lowest rates of veteran suicide in the nation, but the situation remains daunting. While there's evidence some progress has been made, the state's veterans commit suicide at nearly twice the rate of non-vets. Continue Reading →

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