Stories of our connected and rapidly changing region.



2020 Census Provokes Mixed Reactions On Citizenship Question

Hartford resident Georges Annan-Kingsley, right, is an artist and political refugee from the Ivory Coast.

While the Welcoming Committee steers clear of asking neighbors about their citizenship status, the 2020 Census is planning to ask that question — and that has stirred mixed reactions across the country and in communities like Hartford.


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Displaced By The Storm, Puerto Rican Students Settle In At CCSU

Marivelisse Acosta is from San Juan, Puerto Rico. She's now studying communications at CCSU in New Britain, Connecticut. Photo by Ryan Caron King for Connecticut Public Radio

It’s lunchtime at Central Connecticut State University and 10 students converge on their usual spot in the dining hall. They start talking about the food — and it becomes clear that they don’t love the rice. They explain that it’s not as seasoned as the homemade arroz in Puerto Rico.

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How U.S. Customs Officers Are Trained

CBP officers work at official ports of entry and they decide who enters the country and who doesn’t. But their broad authority has some civil rights advocates raising concerns.

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