Jeff Cohen

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Connecticut Town Boosts Local Applicants To Diversify Its Police Force

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Bridgeport is giving residents a bonus on entrance tests to recruit more local officers. It could be good for community relations, but it could also mean that city officials are lowering the bar.


To Reduce Bias, Some Police Departments Are Rethinking Traffic Stops

Monday, July 25, 2016

In Hamden, Conn., minority drivers were pulled over more often than whites for defective equipment, such as broken taillights. So the police changed their strategy.


Details On Death Certificates Offer Layers Of Clues To Opioid Epidemic

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Deaths from opioid overdoses are on the rise, and we know that because of data on death certificates. States determine who fills them out and what information they record. And that can vary widely.


To Help Newborns Dependent On Opioids, Hospitals Rethink Mom's Role

Saturday, March 26, 2016

When a woman addicted to opioids gives birth, she is too often dismissed as an obstacle to her infant's health. A Connecticut hospital is challenging that attitude — and the culture of care.


Connecticut Governor Targets Hospital Funds To Close Budget Gap

Saturday, December 12, 2015

This week Connecticut's leaders had to close a $350 million hole in the state's budget. One place they cut is hospital funding, and that's making hospital executives furious.

The battles lines are clear. Gov. Dannel Malloy, a Democrat, says the hospitals are getting rich off taxpayers, making more money ...


How Best To Teach A Troubled Teen? The Question Can Get Stuck In Court

Sunday, September 20, 2015

A Connecticut teen who has enough credits to graduate from high school is still eligible for specialized services. The school district and his family are battling over what the services should be.


Hartford, Conn., Bets On Baseball To Revive Ailing Economy

Friday, June 19, 2015

For more than a decade, Connecticut has failed to stimulate growth in its capital city. Now, its leaders hope to turn a vacant stretch of surface parking into a $60 million minor league stadium.


Tales From 3 Louisianans Who Got Subsidized Health Insurance

Monday, May 11, 2015

About 90 percent of people in Louisiana who signed up for Obamacare got a subsidy. Some worry they won't be able to afford health insurance if the aid is overturned by the Supreme Court.


What's At Stake If Supreme Court Eliminates Your Obamacare Subsidy

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Each state has its own stories. In Louisiana, nearly 200,000 people signed up for health insurance through, and about 90 percent now get subsidies. What if that help goes away?


A Split View On Obamacare's Past And Future

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Affordable Care Act created insurance subsidies that are under legal challenge. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in 2015 and could rule against a key provision of the law.


Two Years Later, Still Learning From Sandy Hook

Sunday, December 14, 2014

A new report on the 2012 Newtown school shootings says that school administrators failed Adam Lanza despite their best efforts. The authors say the district had a lack of special education expertise.


One U.S. Hospital's Strategy For Stopping Ebola's Advance

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

There are no known cases of Ebola in Connecticut. But a leading Hartford hospital is already updating its infection controls to stop the virus before it gets a foothold.

Comment Recruits Leader Of Successful Connecticut Effort

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The federal government has recruited the leader of one of the most successful state health insurance marketplaces to lead the federal health exchange, in the hope that the second year of Obamacare will go more smoothly than the first.

Kevin Counihan, the head of Connecticut's health insurance marketplace, will be ...


Two Doctors Weigh Whether To Accept Obamacare Plans

Sunday, August 03, 2014

On a recent afternoon at his office in Hartford, Conn., Dr. Doug Gerard examines a patient complaining of joint pain. He checks her out, asks her a few questions about her symptoms and then orders a few tests before sending her on her way.

For a typical quick visit like ...


Despite Death Penalty Repeal, Conn. Hands Down A Death Sentence

Saturday, June 14, 2014

On Sept. 7, 2006, Richard Roszkowski chased after a 9-year-old girl named Kylie Flannery. He shot her three times, ultimately killing her, as well as two adults.

Last month, a Connecticut judge sentenced Roszkowski to death for the crimes — despite the fact that the state eliminated the death penalty ...


Mental Health 101: Program Helps Police Intervene In Crises

Thursday, May 08, 2014

The intersection of law enforcement and mental health has been an issue in Connecticut since the Newtown shootings. One city is training its officers to better decipher delicate situations.


Customers Rush To Retail Store In Connecticut To Buy Obamacare

Monday, March 24, 2014

Connecticut opened retail stores to market its health insurance exchange. Some customers are getting insurance for the first time and others are hoping to lower their premiums.


Conn. Papers Fight Proposals To Alter Publication Of Legal Notices

Friday, March 14, 2014

Municipalities in Connecticut are mandated by law to publish public notices in a daily newspaper. Some say switching to posting online would save money. Newspapers fear the loss of revenue.


Connecticut Looks To Sell Its Obamacare Exchange To Other States

Friday, February 28, 2014

Problems with online insurance marketplaces have hampered the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in many states. Connecticut, a success story, is trying to turn its expertise into a business.