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PNS Daily Newscast - November 21, 2017 


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Public News Service - CT: Census

The number of homeless in CT has dropped 4 percent since 2007.  (Ed Yourdon/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut continues to make progress toward ending homelessness, according to the latest count. The annual survey, released Wednesday, showed a decrease of almost four-percent in overall homelessness compared to last year. That's the lowest since the statewide counts began in 200

More than 93 percent of Connecticut residents had health insurance in 2014. Credit: tpsdave/Pixabay.com

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show more Connecticut residents have health insurance, but there may be trouble ahead for some Medicaid recipients. More than 93 percent of state residents, an increase of almost 3 percent over the previous year, and 96 percent of chi

PHOTO: A new study by the League of Women Voters of Connecticut finds the type of primary does not seem to matter, but more education is needed to boost voter turn out. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

HARTFORD, Conn. - While candidates are busy trying to persuade Connecticut resident to choose them at the ballot box in just over a month, local voting rights advocates have been studying trends to try to boost participation at the polls. According to Gloria Bent, co-president of the League of Wome

HARTFORD, Conn. - Hartford has Connecticut's highest child poverty rate, with New Haven right behind. That was some of the bad news in U.S. Census data just released that tracked increases in poverty in the nation's cities over the past year. Jamey Bell, executive director of Connecticut Voices fo

HARTFORD, Conn. - Every 10 years, after the Census, Connecticut is required to redraw both Congressional and state legislative districts. Hearings are being held, starting tonight in Waterbury, to allow the public to weigh in on the process. Patricia Donovan, reapportionment specialist with the Le

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