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21.7% of Connecticut Residents Live Near Toxic Release Facilities

Corporate sites across the U.S are releasing toxic pollution into the surrounding land, air, and water on a regular basis – and often unbeknownst to surrounding communities. Clean Harbours of Connecticut, a hazardous waste company, emitted over 390,000 pounds of toxins into the environment in 2020, topping the state’s list that year.

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OP-ED | Using Abortion As Business Recruiting Tool

Besides being the state’s chief executive and the commander-in-chief of the National Guard, Connecticut’s governor has something else in common with the other 49: he’s the booster-in-chief who tries to market the state to potential investors, entrepreneurs, and existing businesses looking to relocate.

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What Is The ‘Pink Tax’ And How Is It Impacting Women?

The pink tax, though not an actual tax, refers to a gender-based pricing system that singles out products and services marketed to women. Stacker explored how the pink tax impacts women across the nation. Personal care products such as body wash, shampoo, lotion, and deodorant cost women close to 13% more than products geared toward men, according…

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How Gas Prices Have Changed In Hartford In The Last Week

Following a dip in crude oil prices, average national gas prices are down roughly 8 cents per gallon, according to AAA. Crude oil reached roughly $122 per barrel earlier this month and was down to about $105 per barrel at the end of June. Crude oil prices account for approximately 54% of overall gas prices.

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How The Idea Of Privacy Has Changed In The US

The Constitution includes 4,400 words, and not one of them is the word “privacy.” In an effort to contextualize the changes in American thinking about privacy in the digital age, Stacker investigated the way the idea of privacy has changed in the U.S. during the last two decades using a variety of news and government sources.…

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New Labor Law Gives Boost To Baristas

Labor organizers and legislative Democrats celebrated the Friday implementation of a new law prohibiting captive audience meetings outside a Vernon Starbucks, where employees said that management had discouraged their campaign to unionize ba. 

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Checking In With A Gold Star Family

Brian Scott-Smith talks with a Gold Star Mother who lost her son in Afghanistan and explores how America may be forgetting its Gold Star Families. Plus, we take a look at other stories making the headlines from around the region.

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State Settles Whiting Abuse Case for $9M

The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services agreed to pay the family of a man who was abused at Whiting Forensic Hospital $9 million.  Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis approved the settlement, which stems from a 2018 lawsuit filed by the family of William H. Shehadi Jr. who is mentally ill was tortured…

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JOB LISTING: Program Specialist for Volunteer Engagement

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation’s largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. As…

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Lamont Appoints Mark Kohler, a Recently Retired Associate AG, as Secretary of the State

Mark Kohler, a recently retired associate attorney general, will serve the remaining six months of Secretary of the State Denise Merrill’s term in office following her resignation Thursday, Gov. Ned Lamont announced in a morning press release.  Merrill, who was not seeking re-election, announced earlier this week she would step down at noon Thursday to…

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OP-ED | When Voting Alone Won’t Cut It

“With your vote,” President Joe Biden told a shocked, reeling nation in a speech lambasting the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, “you can act. You can have the final word.” He’s right! Everybody has to vote. Except… we did vote. We have been voting. Every election, we vote like it’s the apocalypse. It wasn’t enough.

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