A federal judge soon could make medication abortion pills harder to come by, even in states like Connecticut that support abortion rights.
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Feds move to curb health care delays caused by prior authorization
Patients and doctors are increasingly frustrated by prior authorization, a common tool whose use by insurers has exploded in recent years.
Inside the ‘private and confidential’ conservative group that promises to ‘crush liberal dominance’
Ever since the longtime Federalist Society leader helped create a conservative supermajority on the Supreme Court, Leonard Leo’s next moves had been the subject of speculation.
New Haven approves $4.8M affordable housing, shelter plan
New Haven alders voted to spend federal money on affordable apartments and shelter space for the city’s unhoused residents.
Some Connecticut museums hold on to Indigenous remains despite federal law
Federally funded museums are required to return Native American human remains and sacred objects to appropriate tribes and their descendants.
Rideshare drivers rally at state Capitol calling for better pay
CT-based rideshare drivers rallied against low pay and bans on picking up passengers at New York City airports.
CT lawmakers may legalize bear hunting as interactions increase
Connecticut is the only northeast state with a breeding bear population that does not allow bear hunting. This proposal would change that.
Urban areas are adding people and gobbling up land in most states
The percentage of residents living in areas the U.S. Census Bureau calls “urban” grew in 36 states. But it shrunk in CT.
Woodbridge shuts out New Haven students
The town’s board of education voted not to fill two soon-to-be-vacant Open Choice kindergarten seats at Woodbridge’s Beecher Road School.
Tennessee governor signs laws targeting drag shows and banning health care for transgender youths
The ban on gender-affirming care, effective July 1, bars trans youth who have not yet sought puberty blockers or hormone therapy from obtaining such treatments.
Deer ticks are benefiting from warming winters in the Northeast. That’s raising health concerns
As winters in the Northeast become more mild, adult deer ticks are becoming more active at a time when they’re normally dormant.
Jahana Hayes asks Congress to declare racism a public health crisis
U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-CT) has introduced legislation that would declare racism a public health crisis, which she has been advocating for since 2020.
Proposal to rename the Thames River sparks debate among Connecticut tribes
The Mashantucket Pequot and Eastern Pequot tribes support renaming the Thames River to the Pequot River. But the Mohegan Tribe has concerns.
Tweed Airport publishes draft environmental assessment
Tweed New Haven Airport and a national aviation consultant have published a federally mandated environmental assessment of the airport’s expansion plans — opening the review up to 45 days of public comment.
Faculty join student protests to pressure Conn College president to resign
Faculty, including sociology professor Afshan Jafar, accuse Bergeron of bullying behavior towards faculty and staff.