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Missing from the governor's plan is a broader prohibition on flavored tobacco goods, including menthol cigarettes and fruit flavored cigars.
The number of people who died in Connecticut from drug overdoses in 2019 was the most the state has recorded in a single year, even after a dip in deaths in 2018.
Connecticut's systems, regulations and policies supporting recycling are decades old, and the materials coming from recyclers now have limited value as commodities. It is at a loss, both economically and environmentally, as well as far behind its neighbors in making its recycling systems more responsive to the times.
A total of 1,665 Connecticut children under age 6 had lead poisoning in 2017, a drop of almost 17% from the year before and the largest one-year decrease in five years, according to a just-released report from the state Department of Public Health (DPH). But more children showed higher levels of the toxin in their blood than in 2016, […]
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal railed against the “public health suicide” that is President Donald Trump’s newly proposed federal budget, which would cut $3 billion from the National Institutes of Health at the same time that the deadly coronavirus continues to spread throughout China and the world.
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Trains make noise, especially when they blow their horns entering stations and at grade crossings. But for folks who live near the railroad branch lines, which have dozens of such crossings, the noise is too much. Those neighbors crammed a Stamford meeting recently seeking solutions. What they got was an education… and maybe some hope.
The impeachment trial confirmed that the Republican party will justify anything their leader – Donald Trump – does. By acting with solidarity, they solidify power and amplify propaganda. Alternative facts become “truth” by mere repetition. The same polarized dynamic exists here in Connecticut. The Republican party and its activists use Trumpian tactics – misinformation, intimidation and distraction – to jam the airwaves and hammer their message that Democrats are to blame for everything. The result is a lack of serious policy discussion and a refusal to solve problems even when the answer is obvious. Case in point: tolls.
It’s late at night in Hartford. Mysteriously, a lone light shines from the executive suite in the State Capitol. A security officer walking by comments to his partner “Ned’s working late tonight.”
The partner replies “Yeah. The watch commander said he called some sort of meeting. Said he’ll be there a while.”
“I wonder what’s going on.”
“Nothing good, that’s for sure.”
An interception switches the course of a football game by changing its flow and energy. This is also the goal for us at the Veterans Administration toward veterans experiencing recent conflict. If you have a loved one that has recently returned home from a war zone, do these three things within the first 30 days of them returning home: accept, listen and extend.
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