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Governor names state’s next child advocate

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced that Jamey Bell, executive director of Connecticut Voices for Children, will become the state’s next child advocate. The position is that of an independent watchdog over state departments responsible for abused and neglected children. Voices for Children is a New-Haven based public policy advocacy group. “This position is the voice for […]

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The DeLauro style: ‘Emotion on display’

Charlotte, N.C. — Talking points on women’s issues come easily to Rosa L. DeLauro, the congresswoman, ardent feminist and ovarian cancer survivor from New Haven. DeLauro, the senior member of the U.S. House delegation from Connecticut, followed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to the podium Tuesday night to talk about pay equity as the Democratic […]

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Speakers at the Democratic National Convention

Speakers: (Source Democratic National Committee) Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin of WisconsinCongressman Xavier Becerra of CaliforniaNewark Mayor Cory BookerElaine BryeCongressman G.K. Butterfield of North CarolinaFormer President Jimmy Carter (via video)Ryan CaseCandidate for the US House of Representatives Joaquin CastroSan Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, who will be the first Latino keynote speaker at a Democratic National ConventionRhode Island Governor […]

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Follow Mark Pazniokas live from Charlotte

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Higher prevalence of mental health problems recorded in Norwich

Norwich residents have a higher incidence of mental health issues than those of any other city in the state, according to the 2012 annual report’s summary of the Connecticut Commission on Health Equity (CHE). After conducting forums in six major cities, the Connecticut Commission on Health Equity cited four issues as contributing to Norwich’s high rate: unemployment, poor […]

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At the DNC, a Connecticut Kennedy

Charlotte, N.C. — Ted Kennedy Jr. watched the Democratic National Convention give his father a posthumous standing ovation Tuesday night during a highlight reel of the senator’s career, including a zinger at the expense of Mitt Romney. “It was emotional to hear his voice and see his picture,” said the younger Kennedy, a Connecticut resident […]