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Democratic legislators ignited controversy by suggesting the state repeal its religious exemption to mandatory vaccinations.
Trump administration plans to host a G-7 Summit at a Trump family resort in Florida -- the kind of behavior Sen. Richard Blumenthal is trying to stop with a lawsuit -- has put a new focus on an obscure section of the U.S. Constitution known as the emoluments clause.
Lowell hasn’t spun dross into gold or been blessed by some other miracle. The city of 111,000 has most of the same issues that challenge other urban areas. But it has steadily moved ahead since the 1980s.
A detail at a time, Gov. Ned Lamont is teasing out his transportation plan.
The latest FEC filings show Rep. Jahana Hayes has raised more than $1 million for her re-election, while Republicans in Connecticut running for Congress have hardly raised any political cash.
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I’m a big fan of high speed trains, which means I often ride Amtrak’s Acela to Boston or Washington. It’s the best train in North America, though it pales in comparison to true HSR (high speed rail) in Europe or Asia. While Acela can hit a top speed of 150 mph, it does so on only 34 of the 457 miles between DC and Boston. Over the entire run, what with congestion and station stops, it only averages about 70 mph.
Lately, it seems that every other week, Connecticut’s news audience is treated to a new essay by a disaffected resident planning on quitting the Nutmeg State for good. This genre seems particularly robust among writers who are white, well-off, and somewhere in the neighborhood of retirement age.
As a student in nursing school, I’ve learned that one of the most important goals for a registered nurse, as well as all nursing staff, is to provide efficient care to all patients. Each patient’s caregiving must be individualized to meet the specific needs of that person. This is why nursing staff ratios are such a fiercely debated topic in the health care industry. It is not a question of whether patients are receiving the high-quality care they trust our nurses to provide, but rather of why the voices of nurses are not being heard when they say their patients are not being properly cared for.
It wasn’t that long ago that people feared crippling diseases like polio, measles or rubella and faced iron lungs, leg braces, lifelong disabilities or even death because of outbreaks. These images are no longer fresh in people’s minds because vaccinations, one of medicine’s greatest achievements, helped to all but eradicate these diseases -- until recently.
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