Today’s Solutions: May 29, 2024

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Connecticut passes new gun control law: A step towards safety

Connecticut, known for its strict gun control laws, enacted one of the most stringent firearm rules since the 2013 law authorized in the aftermath of the devastating Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Despite court challenges around the country, the new law, signed by Democratic Governor Ned Read More...

Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut.

Connecticut expands abortion rights to balance new wave of restrictions

In response to the surge of new measures to restrict abortion access and in some cases imposing criminal penalties on those who perform them, lawmakers in Connecticut approved a bill that would expand the kinds of medical practitioners who can offer abortion services within the state and protect Read More...

Connecticut passes law to make

Connecticut passes law to make all prison phone calls free

We’ve written before about the importance of restorative justice in a truly effective criminal system, and a big part of that is ensuring that incarcerated individuals have access to resources to reduce recidivism rates and reintegrate as participating members of society. In an effort to bolster Read More...

Connecticut just passed a majo

Connecticut just passed a major bill to start holding police accountable

After months of protests against racism and police brutality, it would be a great waste if all that effort doesn’t translate into real change. Fortunately, in some states that change is already happening. This past week, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont signed sweeping police accountability Read More...

Scientists find a way to heal

Scientists find a way to heal badly broken bones with electricity

Healing a broken bone can be a lengthy — and painful — process. One way to speed it up? Add electricity. When bones are placed under pressure, they naturally produce a small electric current that encourages bone cell growth. Doctors have long taken advantage of this fact, using implants to Read More...

How a 10-year-old girl sent th

How a 10-year-old girl sent thousands of art kits to kids in foster care

A young girl with a big heart has found just the way to cheer up other kids stuck at home during the pandemic. Chelsea Phaire, a 10-year-old from Danbury, Connecticut, has sent more than 1,500 children in homeless shelters and foster care homes art kits to give them something uplifting to do when Read More...