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Activist Shawn Lang, former leader at AIDS Connecticut, dies

Oct. 18, 2021 21:57 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Shawn Lang, a longtime Connecticut activist for people living with HIV and AIDS, as well as those impacted by opioid addiction and domestic abuse, has died. She was 65. Lang's unexpected death on Sunday , confirmed to the Hartford Courant by her...

Saturday's Scores

Oct. 17, 2021 05:00 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Detroit Country Day 27, Detroit Loyola 14 Detroit King 21, Detroit Cass Tech 15 Gabriel Richard Catholic 31, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood 7 Gladstone 14, Gaylord 0 ...

Biden says he's open to shortening length of new programs

Oct. 16, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — President Joe Biden says he would prefer to cut the duration of programs in his big social services and climate change package rather than eliminate some entirely, as Democrats struggle to win support from moderates by trimming what had been a $3.5 trillion proposal....

Biden open to shortening length of programs in spending bill

Oct. 15, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday he would prefer to cut the duration of programs in his big social services and climate change package rather than eliminate some entirely, as Democrats struggle to win support from moderates by trimming what had been a $3.5 trillion...

Biden on hand to rededicate The Dodd Center for Human Rights

Oct. 15, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut was officially rededicated Friday as The Dodd Center for Human Rights to honor the late U.S. senator and Nuremberg prosecutor as well as his son, former U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd. The ceremony was...

Connecticut to hold first statewide gun buyback campaign

Oct. 15, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Multiple police departments across Connecticut on Saturday will be providing gift certificates to people who bring in unwanted, operable guns as part of a new statewide campaign organizers plan to hold annually. Events for the first coordinated,...

GOP lawmakers lead lawsuits against Connecticut COVID rules

Oct. 14, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Since the coronavirus pandemic hit, a pair of politically conservative lawyers has become the go-to team for groups seeking to sue Connecticut over the school mask mandate, restrictions on bars and restaurants, and other aspects of the governor's emergency executive...

Biden to visit UConn for dedication of Dodd Center

Oct. 12, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to visit the University of Connecticut Friday for the dedication of a human rights center named after former U.S. Sens. Thomas and Christopher Dodd. The Dodd Center for Human Rights serves as an umbrella home for the...

About 214,500 households to receive extra food benefits

Oct. 12, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 214,500 households across Connecticut will receive at least $95 in extra monthly food benefits beginning Friday, the state Department of Social Services announced on Tuesday. The additional benefits provided under the Emergency...

Nearly 150 group home workers go on strike, others settle

Oct. 12, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly 150 unionized group home workers went on strike Tuesday, while another 100 have reached an agreement with their employer and called off their threatened walkout. Employees at Sunrise Inc., which operates 28 group homes for people with...