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Connecticut schools will soon be required to teach climate change as a part of the science curriculum, a move state legislators and advocates…Continue
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Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court said Monday that state prisoners may not present new evidence in federal court in support of a claim that their post-conviction counsel in state court was ineffective in violation of the Constitution.…
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May 12, 2022
You want to help Ukrainians in need. Should you donate to UNICEF, UNHCR, Red Cross, World Vision, Caritas, Save the Children or some other charitable organisation?
There are so many charities, and charitable causes, to choose from...…Continue
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No, it’s not your imagination — New Haven really does make it harder than most cities do to let the public know basic information about crime and policing.
At least that’s what the Vera Institute concluded in an in-depth study that produced a “Police Data Transparency Index.”
The institute, which performs research about the criminal justice system, dived deep into the policies and performance of …Continue
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Updated at 6:00 p.m. ET on April 29, 2022.
Development projects in the United States are subject to a process I like to call “whoever yells the loudest and longest wins.” Some refer to this as participatory democracy...…Continue
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On April 6th, Dr. Peter Kalmus, NASA climate scientist and author, walked up to the JP Morgan Chase bank building in Los Angeles, pulled a pair of handcuffs out of a cloth bag and chained himself to the front door. With tears in his eyes, he spoke about the climate crisis to a group of supporters. ..…Continue
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We don’t know where in Africa Lucretia was born. We don’t know where she’s buried. We do know where she lived in New Haven — and Ann Garrett Robinson and Steven Winter are working, four centuries later, to make sure her name lives on there...
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With spring bringing warmer weather, households across Connecticut rejoice as temperatures rise and home heating season comes to an end. A recent survey found that the average monthly energy bill for Connecticut consumers is $411 the …Continue
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You can’t hear or read the news without people screaming they don’t want Critical Race Theory (CRT) in their schools. This is not a problem because no one is interested in teaching legal theory in our K-12 schools...…Continue
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Many people in Puerto Rico consider Harvard-educated Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos the father of the Puerto Rican Independence Movement. Following the conclusion of the Spanish American War (1898) Puerto Rico became a territory of the United States. Albizu Campos spent most of his life, from 1924 to his death in 1965, fighting to make Puerto Rico an independent nation. For his activities he spent much of this life in prison, both in the United State and Puerto Rico...…Continue
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You may be hearing a lot about community land trusts right now. They’ve become a popular answer to the question “How will we prevent displacement?” or “How do we keep housing permanently affordable?” But what are community land trusts, and how do they work? This page will give you a quick introduction to the topic, with lots of links to further reading from Shelterforce and advocacy organizations...…Continue
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Millions of Americans count right-leaning Fox News as their primary source of information about politics and current events. A new working paper co-authored by Yale political scientist Joshua Kalla presents evidence of the influence such partisan media outlets wield over people’s attitudes on the…Continue
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Leaders in America’s cities and regions are grappling with the fallout of a severe pandemic, historic economic crisis, and social and racial reckoning. In this post-crisis moment, a wide range of local government, business, civic, and community organizations—which in the past tended to operate in isolation, if not at cross purposes—are navigating their disparate narratives and goals, rethinking their missions to drive economic and racial inclusion, and forming…Continue
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One year ago, Brookings and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) released a playbook for a new approach to advancing economic inclusion—one that centers disinvested neighborhoods as the locus for achieving inclusive regional economic recovery and growth. Inherently place-based and community-led in nature, this…
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Which people and professions rake in the most income year after year? Which are most adept at shielding that money from the taxman? And what does this tell you about America?
The top earners, of course, are often fodder for lists — but those are usually based on estimates or even speculation...
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A few years ago, hospital workers tried to confiscate the purple-gray backpack that Christine carries with her everywhere, she said. At the time, the bag was her only possession; it doubled as a pillow when she slept on the streets.
Rather than sacrifice the bag, Christine refused health care. She has avoided medical centers ever since...…Continue
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One week left to apply: Deadline April 1: Resiliency Grants
Up to $15k, 15 Towns Eligible as well as Nonprofit Arts Organizations
Covers operating expenses
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