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Recent articles by Susan:

Legislators seek to address racial inequity, policing issues

With a Black Lives Matter flag flying over the Connecticut state Capitol, Democratic state senators announced their commitment Friday to a multitude of legislative proposals aimed at addressing systemic racial inequities, including wide-ranging police reforms, and efforts to improve economic, educational and housing opportunities for racial minorities. → Read More

Some tribes reopen casinos despite opposition from states

In Connecticut, the tribes that own and operate Mohegan Sun and Foxwood Resort Casino began the first stages of reopening on June 1 despite pleas from Gov. Ned Lamont to remain shuttered. → Read More

Some tribes reopen their casinos despite state opposition

Some federally recognized tribes have pushed ahead with plans to reopen their casinos despite opposition from governors who have little to no say in the matter. → Read More

Some tribes reopen their casinos despite state opposition

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — Drivers heading down state roads leading to Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun in Connecticut are greeted by flashing warnings: “Avoid Large Crowds” and “Don’t Gamble With COVID. ”Despite having authority to shutter thousands of businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has been constrained when dealing with the sovereign tribal… → Read More

US deaths from coronavirus surpass 100,000 milestone

The U.S. surpassed a jarring milestone Wednesday in the coronavirus pandemic: 100,000 deaths. → Read More

Connecticut could lose 45,000 child care spaces after virus

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut faces the prospect of losing about 45,000 child care spaces without government intervention, given the serious financial and staffing challenges the coronavirus pandemic has imposed on the industry, the state's top childcare official said Tuesday. Beth Bye, commissioner of the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, said the state was already losing day care… → Read More

Connecticut could lose 45,000 child care spaces after virus

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut faces the prospect of losing about 45,000 child care spaces without government intervention, given the serious financial and staffing challenges the coronavirus pandemic has imposed on the industry, the state's top childcare official said Tuesday. Beth Bye, commissioner of the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, said the state was already losing day care… → Read More

Connecticut could lose 45,000 child care spaces after virus

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut faces the prospect of losing about 45,000 child care spaces without government intervention, given the serious financial and staffing challenges the coronavirus pandemic has imposed on the industry, the state's top childcare official said Tuesday. Beth Bye, commissioner of the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, said the state was already losing day care… → Read More

Can nursing homes dedicated to virus patients stop spread?

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A few states may have found a way to help slow the spread of the coronavirus in nursing homes by converting some of them into "recovery centers" set aside mostly for residents who have left the hospital but still might be contagious or lack immunity. Critics worry about harming frail, elderly residents by transferring them to make room in repurposed nursing homes. But some… → Read More

Can nursing homes dedicated to virus patients stop spread?

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A few states may have found a way to help slow the spread of the coronavirus in nursing homes by converting some of them into "recovery centers" set aside mostly for residents who have left the hospital but still might be contagious or lack immunity. Critics worry about harming frail, elderly residents by transferring them to make room in repurposed nursing homes. But some… → Read More

Can nursing homes dedicated to virus patients stop spread?

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A few states may have found a way to help slow the spread of the coronavirus in nursing homes by converting some of them into "recovery centers" set aside mostly for residents who have left the hospital but still might be contagious or lack immunity. Critics worry about harming frail, elderly residents by transferring them to make room in repurposed nursing homes. But some… → Read More

Can nursing homes dedicated to virus patients stop spread?

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A few states may have found a way to help slow the spread of the coronavirus in nursing homes by converting some of them into “recovery centers” set aside mostly for... → Read More

Can nursing homes dedicated to virus patients stop spread?

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A few states may have found a way to help slow the spread of the coronavirus in nursing homes by converting some of them into “recovery centers” set aside mostly for residents who have left the hospital but still might be contagious or lack immunity. Critics worry about harming frail, elderly residents by transferring them to make room in repurposed nursing homes. → Read More

Lamont: App can gauge COVID cases in Connecticut

Gov. Ned Lamont urged residents to download the HowWeFeel.org app to help officials prepare to eventually reopen the state. → Read More

Where's the $600 check? More states finally paying the extra federal unemployment aid

The bills are mounting for Justin Conrad, who lost his warehouse job three weeks ago and is anxiously awaiting his first state-provided unemployment check. → Read More

COVID-only nursing homes planned, workers say they need gear

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont's administration laid out plans Wednesday for segregating nursing home residents who've tested positive for COVID-19 to help prevent further spread of the disease, while nursing home workers continued to express concerns about not having the equipment and staffing they need to stay safe on the job. → Read More

Fairfield County fund raises $1 million

A southwestern Connecticut foundation raised $1 million in pledges over the past week to help local nonprofits in the county hit hardest by the coronavirus. But demand for funding has already grown by at least another $560,000. → Read More

Connecticut panel advances bill to eliminate religious exemption for vaccines

A Connecticut legislative committee has advanced legislation that would eliminate the state's religious exemption for certain childhood vaccines. Monday's narrow vote of 14-11 came despite vocal opposition from hundreds of parents and children who packed the Connecticut Capitol complex. After the bill cleared the General Assembly's Public Health Committee, parents chanted "we will remember in… → Read More

States step up funding for Planned Parenthood clinics

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Several states have begun picking up the tab for family planning services at clinics run by Planned Parenthood. The organization last year quit a $260 million federal funding program over a Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions. States including New Jersey, Massachusetts and Hawaii already are providing new funding. → Read More

Names for Connecticut Democratic and GOP primaries released

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's secretary of the state announced Friday which candidates will appear on the ballot for the April 28 presidential primaries. Unlike some states, including Nevada, South Carolina and Kansas, Connecticut plans to hold a Republican primary even though President Donald Trump is expected to easily win his nomination for a second term. Besides Trump, former… → Read More