Stories

On First Day Of GOP Convention, Vt. Delegates Reflect On Failed Effort To ‘Dump Trump’

July 19, 2016

The outcome of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland is predetermined: Donald Trump will get his party’s nomination for president. But there was controversy nonetheless for the 16-person Vermont delegation.

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More Vets Get Alternative Treatment For PTSD, But Not Always Evidence-Based

July 15, 2016

The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates up to 30 percent of former service members — from the Vietnam war to Iraq and Afghanistan — have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. They don’t all seek treatment, but among those who do, the VA says 20 to 40 percent don’t get better with the standard regimen of therapy, medication, or both.

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New Haven Officials Hold Forum In Response To Racially Charged Killings

July 11, 2016

New Haven police, elected officials and clergymen met at City Hall Monday morning to respond to last week’s racially charged killings in Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas.

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How America’s First Highway Became A ‘Killer’ Road In Connecticut

July 11, 2016

Ray Rauth transplanted from New York City to Connecticut 30 years ago. Rauth thought he’d moved out to the country, but the roads near his home felt too dangerous for a quiet stroll.

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GMO, GE, Bioengineered… What Do All These Food Labels Mean?

July 6, 2016

Vermont’s GMO labeling law aims to provide consumers with more information, and yet it’s just one of a growing number of food labels popping up on grocery shelves.

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New Analysis Provides Insight Into How Police Use Tasers in Connecticut

June 30, 2016

Connecticut recently became the first state in the nation to require its police officers to file a report after using an electronic stun-gun or “Taser.” The first year of that data is now in — and it says Tasers are used more frequently on minority suspects.

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Clean Or Contaminated? Residents Fear Tainted Water Post Fracking

June 29, 2016

Sixty years after his service in the Army, Jesse Eakin still completes his outfits with a pin that bears a lesson from the Korean War: Never Impossible.

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No Longer Too Big to Fail, GE Capital Changes Its Connecticut Footprint

June 29, 2016

Connecticut-based GE Capital is no longer too big to fail. That’s the decision handed down from a federal oversight agency, and it means the company no longer needs to comply with the most stringent regulations put in place after the financial crash.

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UConn Revokes Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

June 29, 2016

University of Connecticut student Haddiyyah Ali got an email in January from a woman whose story floored her. The woman was working at a talent agency in 1965 when she says Bill Cosby invited her to a party at his house.

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Inside the Network of Heroin Users Fighting Overdose Deaths in Hartford

June 29, 2016

Sherwood Taylor remembered the time he saw a friend die of an overdose, just feet away from where he sat on his bed in his Hartford apartment.

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