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Coronavirus makes relatives want to connect with their incarcerated relatives. But its economic impacts have made the calls' costs unwieldy.
The summer season amped up as the governor urged residents to continue social distancing.
Advocates, lawmakers, and other officials have questioned why the state didn’t implement broad testing in nursing homes earlier.
Seating diners in a state highway right of way? It's not as dangerous as it sounds.
Regulating the use of absentee ballots long has confounded Connecticut lawmakers. Now, it is part of the president's campaign.
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As the depth and breadth of the current public health crisis began unfolding back in March, one of the earliest story lines to catch fire was how many abused and neglected children would go unnoticed, due to a lack of regular exposure to mandated reporters. Equally as compelling, and yet missing from the conversation, are the stories of the foster children who were immediately cut off from in-person visitation with their parents, and will likely be slower to reunify as a result.
In a recent press-conference, Gov. Ned Lamont mentioned that the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic is focusing on high risk populations, correctly naming prisons and nursing homes. But there was no mention of racial/ethnic minorities even as the Department of Public Health reports regularly how they are bearing a disproportionate burden of illness and death.
Should a candidate for employment be required to release his tax records to qualify for employment? No. Should a candidate for public office representing and promoting the interests of the people, as in "of the people, for the people, by the people?" Yes. Especially in U.S. political life, corrupted as it is by tsunamis of secret money.
It is both devastating and unsurprising that COVID-19 is impacting and killing indigenous communities at disproportionately high rates. Indigenous communities, which are inclusive of people who identify as American Indian and Alaska Native, have long faced systemic oppression in this country and this is reflected in poor health outcomes. Indigenous communities experience disproportionate rates of disease such as heart disease and have a life expectancy that is 5.5 years shorter than the national average.
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