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Connecticut University System Plans To Forgive $17M In Student Loan Debt

The state university system in Connecticut said it will forgive about $17 million worth of student loan debt that students took on during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tong Lauds $26B Settlement With Johnson & Johnson, Opioid Distributors

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong joined six other attorneys general, including New York’s Letitia James, to announce a $26 billion settlement with Johnson & Johnson and three pharmaceutical distributors.

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New Incentive Programs For EV Buyers, But Connecticut's Goal Still A Long Way Off

When Barry Kresch bought his new Chevy Volt in 2015, he got a little help from the state: a $3,000 rebate, which he said was like “cash on the hood.” “If you buy an electric vehicle from a dealer,” Kresch said, “you can get the rebate.” That rebate comes from a program called CHEAPR, which has a simple goal: getting more electric vehicles (EVs) on the road to cut pollution, boost public health and fight climate change. But EV adoption in Connecticut has a long way to go if the state wants to...

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Walking A Beat: Community Policing In New Haven

Aug 17, 2012
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The new police chief in New Haven, Connecticut assigns his officers to walk beats in the city's neighborhoods to get to know those communities. He hopes these new walking beats will reduce the crime rate. Like the state's other two biggest cities, New Haven's crime rate has far exceeded the national average for the past 20 years. Michelle Hackman walked a beat with two of New Haven's policemen to see what community policing looks like and whether it can put a dent in the city's crime.

A Talk With Jules Feiffer

Feb 23, 2011

In this PRNDI Award-winning interview, Mark Herz talks to Jules Feiffer. Feiffer's been a cartoonist for the The Village Voice, a children's book illustrator, playwright, and screenwriter. He shares his perspective on being in the eighth decade of a prolific career.

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