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Jonathan Kantrowitz

Industry Lobbyist to Children’s Committee Cadmium Task Force By Republican State Senator

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Source:Emily Bjornberg A new state task force was convened for the first time last week to the study the presence of elemental cadmium in jewelry produced for and marketed to children. The task force is charged with examining evidence of cadmium’s toxic effects, and determining what levels of the element, if any, might be safe […] [Read More]
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Thomas Hart Benton’s Epic Mural America Today on View at Met Museum Beginning September 30

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Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975) City Activities with Dancehall from America Today, 1930–31. Mural cycle consisting of ten panels. Egg tempera with oil glazing over Permalba on a gesso ground on linen mounted to wood panels with a honeycomb interior. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of AXA Equitable, 2012 Exhibition Dates: September 30, 2014–April […] [Read More]
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Medical marijuana legalization does not lead to increased use of marijuana by teenagers.

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Source:National Bureau of Economic Research While at least a dozen state legislatures in the United States have recently considered bills to allow the consumption of marijuana for medicinal purposes, the federal government is intensifying its efforts to close medical marijuana dispensaries. Federal officials contend that the legalization of medical marijuana encourages teenagers to use marijuana […] [Read More]
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The U.S. economy has grown faster when the President of the United States is a Democrat

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Source:National Bureau of Economic Research The U.S. economy has grown faster–and scored higher on many other macroeconomic metrics–when the President of the United States is a Democrat rather than a Republican. For many measures, including real GDP growth (on which we concentrate), the performance gap is both large and statistically significant, despite the fact that […] [Read More]
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A vital part of the safety net for children and youth, is being dismantled by DCF

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Source: CT Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry As described in several recent news articles, access to mental healthcare services for severely traumatized and psychiatrically ill children is being increasingly curtailed. Many of these children end up waiting for days in hospital emergency rooms with no immediate available treatment options, since funding for mental health […] [Read More]
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Tea Party support linked to educational segregation, new study shows

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Source: University of Notre Dame In January of 2009, Barack Obama assumed the U.S. presidency in the midst of the most severe recession since the great depression of the 1930s. While many Americans hoped the new administration would take an active role in providing relief for those harmed by the economic collapse, a “Tea Party” […] [Read More]
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Latest Blog Posts: Education, Health, Archaeology, Ecology, Hospice Care

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Grizzly bear ‘highway’ in coastal British Columbia Jonathan Kantrowitz at Bears, Wolves And Ecology – 22 minutes ago A novel, First Nations-led research collaboration has revealed a previously undocumented grizzly bear aggregation in coastal British Columbia, one of the most southerly aggregations of salmon-feeding grizzlies in North America. Using non-invasive DNA analysis, the authors describe […] [Read More]
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Obamacare: Uninsured Rate Dropped from 20 Percent to 15 Percent

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Source: The Commonwealth Fund Largest Declines Among Young Adults, Latinos, and Low-Income People Most People with New Insurance Are Happy with Coverage and Using It to Get Needed Care; Majority Who Bought Plans in Marketplaces or Enrolled in Medicaid Were Previously Uninsured At the close of the Affordable Care Act’s first open enrollment period, an […] [Read More]
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New National Poll: 61% Of Small Businesses Support $10.10 Federal Minimum Wage

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SOURCE American Sustainable Business Council; Business for a Fair Minimum Wage Employers Are Less Partisan than Congress, Citing Strong Business Reasons for Raise Small business owners strongly favor raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 and adjusting it to keep up with the cost of living in future years, according to a scientific national opinion […] [Read More]
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Restaurant Listings Updated

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I have updated my comprehensive listings with links to restaurant sites and reviews (perfect for bookmarking) for Bridgeport Fairfield Westport Norwalk and. of course Restaurants for Sale/Lease (in Fairfield County) [Read More]
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