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AP
April 01, 2019 - 8:59 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's new governor is pushing for a statewide tax on sugary drinks, nearly three decades after the last U.S. state imposed one. But Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont is bracing for a fight, predicting industry lobbying will be "ferocious." Taxes on soda and other sugary...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2019, file photo, is Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter smiles during an interview in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Supreme Court has denied a request by drugmakers to postpone the trial in the state's lawsuit accusing them of fueling the opioid epidemic. The state's highest court handed down the decision Monday, a week after attorneys for drugmakers and the state made oral presentations on the request to delay the trial's scheduled May 28 start. Hunter sued 13 opioid manufacturers in 2017, alleging they fraudulently engaged in marketing campaigns that led to thousands of overdose addictions and deaths. Several states have filed similar lawsuits, but Oklahoma's is expected to be the first to go to trial. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
AP
March 26, 2019 - 3:25 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on Oklahoma's lawsuit against manufacturers of opioid pain medications (all times local): 2:20 p.m. The maker of OxyContin and the family that owns the company are touting their settlement with Oklahoma as a way to make a difference in the fight against addiction. In...
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John Silva
March 21, 2019 - 1:53 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - The number of people who've died from the flu in Connecticut this season now stands at 55. This, according to the state Department of Public Health, which reports 11 additional deaths in its report for the week ending March 16. DPH also reports flu activity in the state...
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John Silva
March 14, 2019 - 5:07 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - The state Department of Publich Health reports widespread flu activity continues. DPH reports four additional deaths from complications of flu in the last week. There've been 38 deaths since the season started last August. At this time last year, there were already well...
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