Connecticut

One issue: wanting to know medical history
5:22 am
Sun April 27, 2014

For Conn. adoptees, the possibility of finding birth parents

Karen Caffrey, Holly Harlow and Carol Goodyear of Access Connecticut, a nonprofit supporting a Conn. bill that would give some people who were adopted access to their birth certificates
Credit Davis Dunavin

Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow people who were adopted to see their original birth certificates. This wo  uld change the way the state has handled adoptions for decades. 

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Suspect is a 16-year-old boy at the school
11:07 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Maren Sanchez, high school student, dies in stabbing at Jonathan Law High School in Milford, Conn.

Police car parked in front of Jonathan Law High School in Milford, Conn. of Friday.
Credit Craig LeMoult

  4/27/14 Update on suspect:

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.

The name of the 16-year-old suspect was not officially released.

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how to talk to lawmakers
6:41 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Activists learn how to lobby in Hartford

Some Connecticut residents concerned about social justice issues were at the state Capitol in Hartford  to learn about how to lobby their lawmakers. The activists are concerned about several bills being considered in the legislature this year.

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Economy
10:43 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Black-owned businesses struggling in Conn.

Jere Eaton, owner of PrintabiliTees, says black business owners lack support and mentors.

Black-owned businesses are one of the fastest growing segments of the nation's economy. In Connecticut,  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.  But some towns with significant African American populations are trying to change that. 

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Switching to Natural Gas
9:59 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Gas conversion program in Norwich offers some lessons

Crew installing gas lines in Norwich, Conn.
SmartPower

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.

It’s part of the state’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy to lower costs and pollution by taking advantage of natural gas.

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.

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