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PHOTO: Schools around the country are using wireless Internet connections  and receiving billions in federal aid to expand Wi-Fi use - despite growing concern that exposure to Radio Frequency (RF) transmissions may be harmful to students and teachers. Graphic credit: Woodleywonderworks/Flckr

HARTFORD, Conn. – Warnings about the potential hazards of radiation from Wi-Fi in school classrooms are on the rise. But those who are concerned about the health effects of Radiofrequency Radiation – RFR, as it's known – are finding it can be hard to make headway. Sheri Calarco...Read More

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PHOTO: The proposed 28th Amendment fell short of the 60 U.S. Senate votes needed for passage last week. Voting rights advocates see it as a sign of the extent to which U.S. election fairness has been compromised. Photo courtesy of Library of Congress.

HARTFORD, Conn. – The U.S. Senate debated the so-called Democracy for All Amendment last week – and then voted along party lines to kill what would have been the 28th Amendment to the Constitution. Cheri Quickmire, executive director of the advocacy group Common Cause of Connecticut, s...Read More

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PHOTO: Connecticut voters will decide an amendment question on the November ballot that could increase access to the poll. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut voters face a question when they head to the polls this November – it's a constitutional amendment to allow state lawmakers to consider new ways for voters to cast ballots. State Rep. Ed Jutila says Connecticut is currently one of only 14 states in the nat...Read More

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HARTFORD, Conn. - The end of summer signals a change of season, but a new report finds the winter tick population is growing because of climate change. That spells bad news for the already depleted New England moose population. Eric Orff, hunter and National Wildlife Federation outreach coordinator ...Read More

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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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