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Author: Erica E. Phillips, CTMirror.org

  • CT’s roots are in the defense industry. Could its colleges truly divest?

    CT’s roots are in the defense industry. Could its colleges truly divest?

    On a sunny Thursday afternoon earlier this month, about 100 students gathered outside the Dodd Center for Human Rights on the University of Connecticut’s campus in Storrs for a press conference.  While most of the school’s nearly 20,000 undergraduates were clearing out dorm rooms and posing for graduation photos in their caps and gowns, the…

  • CT’s ‘food insecure’ residents increased by 90,000 in 2022, many of them children

    CT’s ‘food insecure’ residents increased by 90,000 in 2022, many of them children

    In Connecticut, one of the 10 wealthiest states in the U.S., nearly half a million people don’t know where their next meal is coming from. One in eight residents of the state experienced “food insecurity” in 2022, rising from one in 10 in 2021, according to the latest annual “Map the Meal Gap” report from hunger-relief organization…

  • THC-infused drinks found a loophole in CT cannabis law

    THC-infused drinks found a loophole in CT cannabis law

    Connecticut lawmakers are making final adjustments to a bill that would, for the first time, regulate the sale and potency of THC-infused beverages and other consumer products containing THC derived from hemp. While medicinal and adult-use cannabis products are highly regulated in the state, hemp-derived products with levels of THC considered intoxicating have found their…