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PHOTO: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) became the first federal agency to acknowledge potential health risks from cell phone use earlier this year. Then, just last week, the agency backtracked from its earlier statements of caution. Photo credit: Hoclab/Wikimedia Commons

HARTFORD, Conn. - The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention became the first federal agency to acknowledge health risks from cell-phone use - but then suddenly backtracked. Sometime before early June, unnoticed by many in the media, the CDC posted significant new wording in a "Frequent...Read More

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The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority hearings on the rate hike request begin this week.

HARTFORD, Conn. – The utility company says a rate increase is needed to keep up with everyday maintenance, but consumer advocates say Connecticut Light & Power's request is out of line. John Erlingheuser, advocacy director AARP Connecticut, says what makes this rate hike request unusual is t...Read More

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PHOTO: The latest Kids Count data book finds Connecticut in the top five among U.S. states for education, but problems remain. Photo credit: Randen Peterson / Flickr.

HARTFORD, Conn. - When it comes to education, Connecticut ranks among the best places in the nation according to the latest Kids Count data book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The annual report, now in its 25th year, ranks the state in the top five for education. Roger Senserrich, policy direc...Read More

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HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut is doing better than most states in providing access to long-term health care. But many older middle-income residents are being priced out of the market. According to Claudio Gualtieri, associate director of advocacy for AARP Connecticut, the state is ahead of the nati...Read More

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PHOTO: A new study by the League of Women Voters of Connecticut finds the type of primary does not seem to matter, but more education is needed to boost voter turn out. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

HARTFORD, Conn. - While candidates are busy trying to persuade Connecticut resident to choose them at the ballot box in just over a month, local voting rights advocates have been studying trends to try to boost participation at the polls. According to Gloria Bent, co-president of the League of Wome...Read More

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PHOTO: A first-of-its-kind report card is being issued that ranking Connecticut towns & cities for the experience they provide to bikers and walkers. Photo courtesy of Mike Amsden/ City of Chicago and the League of American Bicyclists.

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut residents will be able to learn Monday how safe their municipality is for biking and walking. Kelly Kennedy, executive director of Bike Walk Connecticut, said she'll make the report card public on Monday, after meeting with city and town leaders at Middlesex Community ...Read More

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Vicki Shabo

HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut had some of the earliest protections in place for working parents among all the states, and continues to break new ground. Vicki Shabo is vice president at the National Partnership for Women and Families, which has just released a report, "Expecting Better: A St...Read More

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HARTFORD, Conn. – Gov. Dannel Malloy declared June as Caregiver Month in Connecticut. Experts say local caregivers provide billions of dollars in free services and they need to take steps to avoid burnout. AARP family and caregiving expert Amy Goyer says the typical caregiver in Connecticu...Read More

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