Would a radical rule change improve voting in Connecticut?

If you were given the power to improve the way voting is performed, what changes would you make? For some activists in Connecticut, the answer is clear: the state should adopt a ranked choice voting system, wherein voters rank their preferences instead of voting for a single candidate. But would this improve elections? Steven Winter, …

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Flu is widespread in CT. People are dying. Should we be worried?

The CDC considers the flu to be widespread in Connecticut, and, at the time of publication, over a dozen people have died of it. But much of the reporting on the issue has left out some important questions. How worried should the average person in Connecticut be? What should people do to protect themselves? Mieum …

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Talking trash: Should a controversial waste proposal in South Windsor become CT’s new standard?

South Windsor is considering a different approach to trash policy called "pay as you throw." Rather than charging a flat fee for residents regardless of how much garbage they throw out, the policy change would mean that people instead pay in advance for each bag. Yet, some residents are up in arms over the proposal. …

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CT might legalize pot. But some activists say that’s not enough

Connecticut will likely legalize marijuana in the 2019 legislative session. One group of pro-pot activists are hoping to make sure that marijuana legalization won’t fall into the hands of big business, but will instead provide support to those affected by the war on drugs. Mieum Media spoke with Jason Ortiz, an organizer with Connecticut United …

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Waterbury, CT to Nanyuki, Kenya: One doctor’s mission to send aid to those in need

Mary Zozulin, M.D. has been an OB-GYN for nearly 30 years, and is currently fundraising to send fetal monitoring devices and labor beds from Waterbury Hospital to a hospital in Nanyuki, Kenya. Here's what she's up to. The labor beds and fetal monitors are all in great condition, but are being replaced as a part …

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There’s a “panhandle” in CT’s southwestern border. Why does it exist?

If you take a look at a map of Connecticut, you'll likely immediately notice its southwestern corner. This part of CT's border, known as the panhandle, is an incredibly iconic part of the state's shape, but many people do not know why it exists. To explore further, Mieum Media sat down with Robert Marchant, reporter …

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Hartford is the third best city in the U.S. for women in business. What does that mean?

Hartford, CT was recently included on a list of the best cities in the United States for women in business. In fact, it managed to rank at number three, and it was the only city in New England in the top 20. However, what does it mean? To find out, Mieum Media sat down with …

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