Connecticut http://wshu.org en For Conn. adoptees, the possibility of finding birth parents http://wshu.org/post/conn-adoptees-possibility-finding-birth-parents <p>Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow people who were adopted to see their original birth certificates. This wo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">uld</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;change the way the state has handled adoptions for decades.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 09:22:54 +0000 Davis Dunavin 16480 at http://wshu.org For Conn. adoptees, the possibility of finding birth parents Maren Sanchez, high school student, dies in stabbing at Jonathan Law High School in Milford, Conn. http://wshu.org/post/maren-sanchez-high-school-student-dies-stabbing-jonathan-law-high-school-milford-conn <p><strong>&nbsp; 4/27/14 Update on suspect:</strong></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">A teenaged boy charged with stabbing a fellow high school student to death on the day of their junior prom is being held in a hospital under psychiatric evaluation where he will likely remain for two weeks, one of his attorneys said Saturday.</span></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:07:33 +0000 WSHU staff 16412 at http://wshu.org Maren Sanchez, high school student, dies in stabbing at Jonathan Law High School in Milford, Conn. Activists learn how to lobby in Hartford http://wshu.org/post/activists-learn-how-lobby-hartford <p></p><p>Some Connecticut residents concerned about social justice issues were at the state Capitol in Hartford &nbsp;to learn about how to lobby their lawmakers. The activists are concerned about several bills being considered in the legislature this year.</p><p></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 22:41:18 +0000 Tarice Gray 14365 at http://wshu.org Black-owned businesses struggling in Conn. http://wshu.org/post/black-owned-businesses-struggling-conn <p>Black-owned businesses are one of the fastest growing segments of the nation's economy. In Connecticut, &nbsp;economists paint a different picture. Small businesses owned by black people account for little more than 4% of all small enterprises, while black people make up 12% percent of the population. Many struggle to get established and compete in the state's economy. &nbsp;But some towns with significant African American populations are trying to change that.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:43:25 +0000 Tarice L.S. Gray 14014 at http://wshu.org Black-owned businesses struggling in Conn. Gas conversion program in Norwich offers some lessons http://wshu.org/post/gas-conversion-program-norwich-offers-some-lessons <p>The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has given final approval to a program to convert 280,000 homes and businesses to natural gas heat over the next 10 years.</p><p>It’s part of the state’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy to lower costs and pollution by taking advantage of natural gas.</p><p>Natural gas is cleaner than other fossil fuels and cheaper at the moment due to increased production in North America. But the big question is how to get people to make the financial investment to switch.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:59:06 +0000 Jan Ellen Spiegel 12286 at http://wshu.org Gas conversion program in Norwich offers some lessons