New Jersey is joining New Hampshire and Washington state in sending free COVID-19 testing kits to residents who request them.
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With medical bills soaring, nonprofits, crowdfunding, payment plans offer some debt relief
Lori Dingwell of Waterbury tested positive for COVID-19. Despite her insurance, she racked up $10,000 in medical debt.
As Congress moves to change military sexual assault prosecutions, attacks continue to haunt survivors
Congress is poised to take action that would put the responsibility for prosecuting sexual assault cases on independent military lawyers.
Rural midwives fill gap as hospitals cut childbirth services
Where some rural hospitals are cutting obstetric services, midwives, trained in maternity care, are picking up the slack.
The federal government is making a new investment in women-owned small businesses
The SBA is putting a greater focus on women business owners than ever before.
Robocallers try new tactics to evade crackdowns
Like the Whac-A-Mole game at the carnival, every time state and federal law enforcement officials think they have smacked down scam robocalls, the unwanted calls pop up in a slightly different place with a slightly different face. One new trick is for callers to send messages straight to voicemail. The scammers argue that because they […]
A ‘double red zone’: Alarms raised at many universities over sexual assault reports
Students around the country have protested their schools’ handling of sexual assault as more are on campus after pandemic-disrupted years.
Supreme Court indicates it could eliminate a core element of Roe v. Wade
The justices appeared starkly divided on whether to uphold the protections guaranteed by Roe v. Wade,
Banning hair discrimination emerges as racial justice issue
How Black Americans wear their hair has become a new front in the fight against racial discrimination.
This CT town faces a landmark fine in housing discrimination case
The Second Circuit handed down one of the largest fines ever in a housing discrimination case against Cromwell.
Crime on Connecticut college campuses drops 29% in 2020; pandemic credited
Decline is the steepest in years. and includes a 42% drop in sexual offenses.
Ranked choice voting survived its biggest election season yet
While most ranked choice elections went well, there were some growing pains in its implementation this year.
Alex Jones liable for defamation in Sandy Hook ‘hoax’ case
The case moves now to a jury to decide what damages Jones owes the families.
There are more jobs than jobless people in 42 states
A record number of job openings and fewer workers to fill them have left 42 states with more available jobs than people looking for work, according to a Stateline analysis of federal statistics from August, the latest available. Employers such as RF Buche, who runs a 116-year-old family chain of South Dakota fast-food restaurants and convenience stores, […]
Researcher: Medicare Advantage plans costing billions more than they should
Switching seniors to Medicare Advantage plans has cost taxpayers tens of billions more than keeping them in original Medicare