It’s official. The opioid crisis has grown from a national crisis to a national emergency. That fact is plainly evident than in Connecticut.
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates there are enough opioid prescriptions for every American adult to have their own bottle. Connecticut saw 729 deaths from drug overdoses two […]
When Hartford Promise holds its second annual Promise Scholar Day, a full day of programming and college prep for local Promise Scholars, it will be plainly evident that participating Hartford students are doing precisely what the program aimed to accomplish – they’re going to (and excelling in) college.
The day-long program will be held on […]
by Khadija Gurnah
Nearly 800,000 DREAMers — young adults who were brought to America as children — received critical protections and work authorization under the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. It provided undocumented immigrant youth with opportunities to study and participate in the workforce.
DACA has been operational for five years and […]
Immigrants may be a pivotal component in Connecticut’s economic strength – or weakness – in the coming decade, according to recent statistics. Population projections from the University of Virginia’s Demographics Research Group, reported by the American Immigration Council, show that in many states in the Northeast and Midwest, including Connecticut, growth of the working-age population […]
National Cyber Security Awareness Month isn’t until October, but Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and just over a dozen of his colleagues across the country are getting a head start in warning the public about the dangers of so-called pirate websites.
In televised public service announcements now airing in Connecticut, along with social media and […]
Tesla’s goal of selling vehicles direct to consumers in Connecticut remains elusive, dismissed out of hand by Connecticut’s legislature this year, as last year and the year before. Even the sole “gallery” the electric car manufacturer and retailer has been operating in the state, in Greenwich, has been ordered by the Connecticut Department of […]
You may have heard, that the first total solar eclipse visible from the United States in 26 years will be seen in much of the country on August 21.
While Connecticut is not in the prime viewing path, interest and anticipation is rising even in the Land of Steady Habits due to the unusual nature […]
More than half of single adults age 65 and older in Connecticut can’t afford food, housing or other basic necessities, based on their income. The “economic insecurity” of that population ranks Connecticut the 13th highest rate in the nation. In the neighboring states of Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island, the situation is even worse. […]
by Taryn Stejskal
In the face of adversity, why do some people flourish while others fold?
The essential condition required to live a flourishing life is not found in the absence of challenge, but rather in a person’s ability to persevere amidst trials. Resilience is demonstrated in both positive and negative life events.
“Man never […]
There’s good news and bad news for chocolate milk advocates, depending upon which University of Connecticut research study you come across. The studies don’t necessarily conflict, but provide differing points of view in the plain milk vs. chocolate milk debate.
A new study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University […]
Twenty-nine states require passengers riding in a vehicle’s rear seat to buckle up with a seat belt. Connecticut is not among them.
A new survey from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety highlights the common misperception that buckling up is optional – as well as the potential life-threatening hazards to rear and front seat passengers […]