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Ortiz: Puerto Rico facing long, challenging recovery — bravely

Jason Ortiz, president of the Connecticut Puerto Rican Agenda, knows how badly Puerto Rico was damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and how important the territory has been to the rest of the United States. He has strong feelings about what it will take to rebuild the island; and in this Sunday Conversation told us how the crisis has brought Puerto Ricans here and on the island together as a people. Continue Reading →

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Unhappy with credit-freeze fees after Equifax breach? So is attorney general

Updated Sept. 15 at 3:15 p.m.
Consumers looking to protect themselves from identity theft following a massive data breach of credit report provider Equifax could face fees, thanks to a decade-old state law that has similar counterparts in many other states. Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen thinks Equifax should be on the hook for those fees. Continue Reading →

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Ticket sales end today for The Mirror’s ‘Small State, Big Debate: Race’ event

Ticket sales end today for The Connecticut Mirror’s annual event, “Small State, Big Debate: Race” on Oct. 6 at Fairfield University. The full event will feature New York Times columnist Charles Blow as the keynote speaker and also includes sessions on criminal justice with discussions on the governor’s “second-chance society” and policy research. Continue Reading →

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Court warned of ‘life and death’ stakes in domestic cases

The Connecticut Supreme Court heard a public interest appeal Tuesday intended to clarify whether applications for restraining orders in family-violence cases ever can be denied without a hearing. “This isn’t a technicality,” Linda Allard of Greater Hartford Legal Aid told the court. “This is about life and death.” Continue Reading →

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Nail salons are ubiquitous, and so are labor violations

One salon paid its workers $4 an hour, less than half the Connecticut minimum wage of $9.15. Others failed to provide workers’ compensation coverage, pay overtime or keep payroll records. In the state’s first systematic examination of the nail salon business, investigators checked 25 salons and day spas, finding wage and hour violations at all but two – a 92 percent failure rate. Continue Reading →

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CT Mirror/AARP – Google Hangout: The Future of Fraud

The Connecticut Mirror and AARP Connecticut host their fifth Google Hangout of 2015 on fraud. Guest include Doug Shadel, State Director, AARP Washington, AARP Fraud Watch Network; Susan Wines, Assistant U.S. Attorney; and Sal Cannata, Principal Financial Examiner, Securities and Business Investments Division, State of Connecticut Department of Banking. Continue Reading →

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