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Residents gathered at a rally in downtown Hartford Wednesday to call attention to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. 

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With the cool weather and short days of October, thoughts often go towards pumpkins and winter squash.

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Health insurance for thousands of children in Connecticut could soon disappear.

That’s because Congress failed to meet a September 30th deadline to renew funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP.

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The leveling of Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria is personal to the employees of Durham School Services. More than half of them are Puerto Rican. The normal driving schedule at the school bus company in Waterbury is 6:00 am to 9:00 am and then again from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. But it’s what they do in-between and after work that is less about the routine and more about helping out back at home.

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Medical students are turning from the two-dimensional pages of their textbooks to the three-dimensional world of hand-held models. That’s because 3-D printing is changing the way doctors learn complex procedures, a development which could make medicine more personalized.

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The state’s largest health insurer, Anthem is still in dispute with Hartford HealthCare over reimbursement for health services, but another insurer has reached a contract with the hospital system. 

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Governor Dannel Malloy's veto of the Republican budget remains unchallenged. 

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The mass shooting in Las Vegas is dominating the media news cycle. Since the tragedy Sunday night, TV news and social media have displayed a continuous stream of images and video of the chaotic scene at the Highway 91 Harvest Festival that left at least 59 dead.

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A Connecticut trauma specialist says more lives can be saved at mass shooting events if more people are trained to stop bleeding. 

As my tour guide, Bill Eccleston, and I walked through the dirt, twigs and puddles of the George Washington Wildlife Management Area in Burrillville, we heard a bird call above us. 

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The first year of Hartford’s new minor league baseball stadium is complete, but the legal fights concerning the land surrounding it are far from over. On Monday, the city announced that it formally terminated Centerplan from further work. 

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Many Puerto Ricans in Connecticut have been collecting supplies for the island in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. But getting those supplies to where they’re needed remains very difficult.

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Bipartisan budget talks restart Monday, with legislators on notice that they may be called for a potential special session later this week. What they don’t know is whether they’ll be asked to vote on a whole new budget, to rework a hospital tax, or to override the governor’s recent veto. 

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Talks continued Monday between health insurer Anthem and Hartford HealthCare hospitals.

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Connecticut is preparing for an influx of refugees, as residents of devastated Puerto Rico begin to leave the island after Hurricane Maria.

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