The closer to their 18th birthday that teens get, the harder they and their advocates have to work to prove neglect to DCF,
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In super-vaxxed Vermont, Covid strikes — but packs far less punch
It is the nation’s most vaccinated state against covid, with nearly 80% of residents fully vaccinated — yet even super-vaxxed Vermont has not proved impenetrable.
Union: Jobs must be filled at Connecticut Valley Hospital
Health care workers called on state officials to fill hundreds of vacancies at CVH so that they can serve people suffering from addiction.
Lamont now supports helping schools pay for air quality upgrades
Earlier this week, Gov. Ned Lamont said schools should pay for air quality upgrades. Now, a top state official says an agreement is near.
Survey: One-third of CT school districts can’t pay for air quality programs
A survey showed that a third of CT’s school districts say they do not have the money to maintain or improve the air quality in their schools.
Five things you should know about ‘free’ at-home COVID tests
Americans keep hearing that it is important to test frequently for COVID-19 at home. But just try to find an “at-home” rapid COVID test.
When kids under 5 get COVID-19, parents are screwed
As more young children test positive for COVID-19, more parents are caring for their COVID-positive children while battling infection themselves.
As COVID-19 surge slows, Lamont addresses challenges with testing and nursing homes
COVID-19 activity in CT continues to decline: Connecticut’s daily test positivity rate was at 13.69% on Friday.
Early data shows Connecticut housing production dropped to a decade low in 2021
Fewer building permits for new housing were granted in 2021 than in every year since 2011.
A shift away from daily COVID case counts has begun
The most familiar indicator of COVID-19’s inexorable spread —daily state and local case counts— may be on the way out.
CT mother-daughter duo plead guilty to charges from Jan. 6 Capitol riot
A Connecticut mother and daughter have pleaded guilty to parading or demonstrating in a Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021.
Natural gas bans are new front in effort to curb emissions
Lawmakers in New York are considering the nation’s first statewide ban on natural gas connections in new buildings.
Hospitals recruit international nurses to fill pandemic shortages
Scores of hospitals across the U.S. looking abroad to ease a shortage of nurses worsened by the pandemic.
Home births rise in Connecticut as pandemic prompts women to seek alternatives to hospitals
The number of at-home births increased nationally to its highest level since at least 1990.
For some trans people, how family handle names and pronouns can make or break the holiday
Many transgender people head into the holidays seeing family struggle with or outright refuse to use their new names.