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Jan 21, 2014
  Lawmakers heard testimony on mental health services in the state, as part of the legislature's response to the shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.  WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports.   Patricia Rehmer had a note of caution for lawmakers.  She's the state's commissioner of Mental Health and Addition Services.   "We do not have any information about the mental health or any mental health issues that the shooter in the Newtown tragedy may have.  We know nothin... read more
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Sep 18, 2013
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Sep 9, 2013
We were recently shocked by the suicide of a 15-year-old Greenwich High School student after his first day of school. But the numbers prove thi... read more
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Sep 6, 2013
We’re at the Student Union on the Storrs campus as a new school year is underway, and the state’s flagship school is back in the news once again.... read more
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Aug 30, 2013
Hartford's Downtown gained another dining option this week, and one that's been a long time coming. For the two institutions behind it, fresh food... read more
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Aug 28, 2013
Robert Braddock is going to jail for 38 months for his role in the scandal surrounding the congressional campaign of Chris Donovan. The judge said... read more
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Aug 21, 2013
The state task force trying to figure out how to balance victim privacy with the public's right to know is stacked in favor of privacy.  That's according to a former newspaper editor and the head of a Connecticut open government group.   As WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports, the group is in the e... read more
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Aug 20, 2013
A lot of Americans get their health insurance from their job.  And according to a new study, the price of that insurance went up by about four percent last  year.  WNPR's Jeff Cohen has more.   A new report finds that annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health coverage reached $... read more
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Aug 19, 2013
In Hartford, school district officials say test scores held firm and showed some healthy gains. But as WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports, the way you talk about test scores can be just as important as the scores themselves.   It wasn't the press release Matt Poland would have written.   "... read more
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Aug 15, 2013
A common thread running through any type of interpersonal conflict in whether it’s bullying in school or online, gun violence on a street corner, o... read more
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Aug 14, 2013
The state Supreme Court has overturned a $6 million award to beer and soda distributors who sued the state.   Here's the takeaway according to Bob Clark, special counsel to the state attorney general.   "It's a good day for te state in the sense that a judgment that would have req... read more
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Aug 13, 2013
The city of Hartford loses a few hundred trees each year.  But now, in a partnership with a local non-profit, the city is poised to plant 1,000 new trees this fall. WNPR's Jeff Cohen has more.   The goal is to plant 20,000 trees over the next ten years.  It's an ambitious program that beg... read more
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Aug 9, 2013
If you've ever gotten stuck in traffic in downtown Hartford, you'll like this story.  The city is applying for a grant that will allow it to upgrade traffic signals in the central business district.  As WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports, the plan is to reduce congestion.    The city is applying f... read more
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Aug 7, 2013
State regulators have approved prices for health insurance plans under the federal Affordable Care Act.  But as WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports, figuring out how much a plan might cost you isn't so easy.   The point of Obamacare was to provide health insurance to more people at a lower cost.  S... read more
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Aug 6, 2013
Exposure to pre-trial publicity is an issue when it comes to selecting jurors.  As WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports, the state Supreme Court has issued a new rule that will affect every trial court in Connecticut.   Right after a juror is selected, he or she will have to agree to a policy that s... read more
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Aug 2, 2013
If you drive on Hartford-area highways, you've probably seen it -- graffiti on state bridges that refer to the attacks of September 11.  And as WNP... read more
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Aug 1, 2013
The tragedy in Newtown prompted a series of legislative responses.  One of them was to create a task force that will look at the balance between the public's right to know and victim privacy.   As WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports, that task force held its first meeting today/yesterday.  ... read more
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Aug 1, 2013
You might’ve noticed a slideshow at the Hartford Courant website comparing what used to be on various downtown street corners, and what’s there now... read more
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Jul 31, 2013
Secretary of State John Kerry is only six-months into his new job - and he’s brought two major opponents together in Washington. "We’re here to... read more
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Jul 31, 2013
Some hospitals say that changes in federal and state funding are forcing them to make tough choices.  In Hartford, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center recently decided to cut funding for a city infant mortality program.    But as WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports, the hospital has apparently... read more
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