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Census Bureau: Young adults make up the largest share of those without health insurance

Young adults ages 19 to 34 have the highest uninsured health care rates in the country, according to census data — and Nicholas Williams hopes not to enter into that category.

He’s anxious, though. That’s because Williams will turn 26 next month, making him ineligible to remain on his parents’ health insurance plan under Affordable Care Act regulations.

“Twenty-six is the end of the road for me,” Williams said, referring to his current ACA plan. “I’m definitely nervous. … You’re cut off. I’ll be on my own.”

Before implementation of the ACA in 2010, health insurers set the age limit, which varied.

Williams, who lives with his family in East Islip, is frantically job hunting, with multiple interviews lined up, he said. Williams said he has a degree in social studies from St. Francis College and is interested in a job in customer service.

His health insurance needs are not

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Colorado firefighters battle the state’s largest wildfires in history

Colorado’s governor said the historic wildfire burning this morning in Rocky Mountain National Park was most likely caused by human activity. Making matters worse: the East Troublesome Fire is not the biggest fire burning in the state right now, and there remains the possibility it could merge with the nearby Cameron Peak Fire.

More than 700 firefighters are now battling the East Troublesome Fire in northern Colorado and additional help is on the way. The fire has already burned over 188,000 acres, an area larger than the city of Chicago. Firefighters only have 4% of it contained, according to the fire information website InciWeb. 

Meanwhile, the Cameron Peak Fire, the largest blaze in the state, has burned more than 206,000 acres and is 60% contained.

Governor Jared Polis has activated the state’s National Guard and on Friday, met with evacuees and first responders, who have also been victimized by the

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Connecticut’s largest (and America’s oldest) newspaper is outsourcing printing to Massachusetts

The Hartford Courant, which was founded in 1764 after its publisher was fired by Benjamin Franklin from another local paper, is ending its long run printing out of Connecticut.



a person standing in front of a brick building: Workers walk past the front entrance of the Hartford Courant building in Hartford in 2016.


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Workers walk past the front entrance of the Hartford Courant building in Hartford in 2016.

According to a story Monday in the Courant, the 256-year-old newspaper is outsourcing its printing to Massachusetts and laying off an undisclosed number of workers, amid steep industry-wide declines in advertising revenue that have only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. By the end of the year, the Courant‘s daily editions will be printed by The Republican‘s presses in Springfield, though the shift reportedly will not affect its distribution and circulation.

“The Courant remains committed to its mission of telling the stories of the people of Connecticut,” Andrew Julien, the Hartford Courant’s publisher and editor-in-chief, said in

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Winds fuel state’s largest wildfire Sunday

The largest wildfire in Colorado’s recorded history topped 200,000 acres Sunday, becoming the first known fire in the state to grow that large.

Cameron Peak fire map as of Oct. 18, 2020

The blaze grew to about 317 square miles, or 203,253 acres, according to fire officials. It is about 62% contained, and firefighters were helped by lower winds and higher humidity Saturday night.

The favorable weather is expected to continue Sunday, but fire officials are still concerned about “significant fire activity” along the unsecured perimeter of the fire, according to a Sunday update.

The fire is mostly unsecured along the east and south perimeters, including a branch of fire that spread east during high winds last week. Crews will work to build containment lines along those areas Sunday, spokesman Dave Stephan said.

“The plan is to build a line all the way across the south edge of the fire

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Strong winds fan Colorado’s largest recorded wildfire

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The largest wildfire in Colorado history grew overnight as high winds pushed the blaze through rural communities and the forecast predicts more “extreme fire behavior” on Saturday.

Gusts of up to 70 mph (112 kph) overnight created “very significant” fire activity, especially along the southeast section, said Cass Cairns, a spokeswoman for the Cameron Peak fire efforts.

“The plan today is to try to hold the fire to the east,” Paul Delmerico, operations chief for the Cameron Peak fire said early Saturday. “We’re facing the same critical fire conditions today as we did yesterday.”


They’re expecting gusts of 60 mph (96 kph) midday, he said.

The fire grew to 293 square miles (759 square kilometers) by Saturday morning and was 57% contained.

Boulder County fire officials reported a new fire had sparked west of Boulder on Saturday afternoon. The Boulder Office of Emergency Management said on

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Colorado sees its largest ever wildfire as cold blasts Midwest and Northeast

Red flag warnings stretch from the West Coast to the Midwest.

The Cameron Peak Fire is now the largest wildfire in Colorado’s history. It has burned more than 173,000 acres and more than 1,300 personnel are battling the blaze.

While the fire is 57% contained, mandatory evacuations are still in place near highway 34 in Larimer County, according to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.

Several alerts remain in place Saturday morning across northern Colorado as the fire danger continues.

Dense smoke plumes from the fires currently burning are expected to increase through Saturday, with the smoke spreading east into northeastern Colorado, crossing

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