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The Mohegans want the governor's blessing to reopen the casino. He's not ready to give it.
Gov. Ned Lamont declined Friday to use his emergency powers to legalize online gambling during the COVID-19 outbreak,
Foxwoods has stayed open for 28 years through blizzards, hurricanes, and the terrorism attack of Sept. 11. Until Tuesday.
Is Connecticut ready to offer casino games on your phone or laptop? Gov. Ned Lamont is not.
Gov. Ned Lamont endorsed legalizing sports betting under terms opposed by the tribal owners of Foxwoods Resort and Mohegan Sun.
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He’s a cartoonish character who isn’t funny and won’t leave us be. My fellow Americans, we are all Mr. Wilson, and Donald the Menace, the bratty kid who lives next door in the White House, is destroying the neighborhood.
At the end of this third month of a worldwide pandemic that has cost 100,467 American lives, including more than 4,100 deaths in Connecticut, one of the most important and difficult challenges we are facing as a society may well be a test of our collective character. In Connecticut, in order to pass this test and meet this challenge, we must put the most vulnerable at the front of the line.
No one could have planned for our school closure crisis and all the disparities it has laid bare. Struggling with a long history of under-funding and years of inconsistent leadership, Bridgeport Public Schools’ logistical and administrative challenges might feel insurmountable. We must see this closure as an opportunity —not to bring us back to what we were on March 13, but to propel us forward as a more equitable and responsive school district.
Some advocates and public health experts have stated that successful reopening and recovery from COVID-19 is based on widespread contact tracing and universal testing. Investing in community outreach and meeting basic needs is a missing piece of the puzzle. As a certified Community Health Worker (CHW), I can readily say that CHWs are ready to be engaged, willing to leverage their skills and community connections, and are integral to boosting health equity throughout the state.
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