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PHOTO: A belief that birth control pill effectiveness can be reduced by antibiotics is largely a misunderstanding, according to Planned Parenthood. Photo credit: National Organization for Women.

HARTFORD, Conn. - It's the season for allergies and sinus infections, and there's a concern among women that fighting the sniffles with antibiotics can reduce the effectiveness of their birth control pills. However, according to Planned Parenthood physician Laura Dalton, that belief is largely a "mi...Read More

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HARTFORD, Conn. - It's one of the largest gaps in the nation for how kids are progressing. A new national report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds children of color in Connecticut - particularly Latino children - are being left behind. The new "Race for Results" report finds the state has so...Read More

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HARTFORD, Conn. - It's a familiar pitch: Save money now by switching your utility provider! However, consumer advocates warn that all too often, customers see their bills increase, and they are calling on state lawmakers to take action. Many of us get such pitches, by phone or in person, and accor...Read More

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HARTFORD, Conn. - People concerned about getting money out of politics in Connecticut have been keeping an eye on New Hampshire, where the issue has been a hot topic at dozens of town meetings in just the last week. According to Jonah Minkoff-Zern, New England organizer for Public Citizen's Democr...Read More

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PHOTO: Electronic cigarettes, hookah pens, e-hookahs and vape pipes are growing in popularity in Connecticut, but experts say there isnít enough science about how safe they are. Credit: Michael Dorausch, Wikimedia Commons.

HARTFORD, Conn. - Electronic cigarettes - also known as e-hookahs, hookah pens and vape pipes - are growing in popularity in Connecticut. Celebrities in advertisements tout them as a safer alternative to smoking real tobacco, but experts say there isn't enough science to back up those claims. It's...Read More

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PHOTO: A new analysis finds there are still a lot of folks across the state and nation on the edge financially, and part of the reason is the high cost of housing. Photo credit: Jo Naylor

HARTFORD, Conn. - Affordable housing can be key to helping working families gain and keep financial stability, but for many, the costs of rent and utilities are taking more than their share of the monthly budget. The Center for Enterprise Development analyzed the latest data, which finds 53 percent ...Read More

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PHOTO: This month, Connecticut became the 15th state to allow residents to register to vote online. Photo credit: @mlcliff

HARTFORD, Conn. - Don't wait until the summer, when you may be on vacation and miss the deadline. Thanks to a new change in state law, Connecticut residents can now register online to vote. For those who want to cast a ballot in the primary election for this year's governor's race, there's still ple...Read More

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PHOTO: Trucks on Connecticut roadways will face stricter fuel-efficiency standards under a new directive aimed at decreasing greenhouse-gas emissions. Photo credit: morguefile.com.

HARTFORD, Conn. - Big trucks making their way across Connecticut will be held to tighter fuel standards in the coming years. President Obama has directed federal agencies to develop higher fuel-efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by March of 2016, and Peter Shattuck of Environme...Read More

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