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Will State Officials Pull the Plug On Money Set Aside for Land Conservation?

Legislators are weighing in on a proposal by Governor Dannel Malloy to cut funding from the Community Investment Act -- a program established years ago to fund open space and land preservation in the state.
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Despite Corruption Scandal, Blatter Wins Fifth Term As FIFA Chief

Update at 1:18 p.m. ET. Blatter Wins Fifth Term:Two days after leading officials were arrested and charged with corruption and bribery, soccer's world governing body decided to stay the course, electing Joseph "Sepp" Blatter as its president.Switzerland's Blatter has been FIFA's chief since 1998. He couldn't secure a victory during the first round of voting, but his lone challenger, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan, withdrew his name from the race once it became clear that Blatter would be...
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The agency that runs the state's insurance marketplace under Obamacare approved a new budget Thursday, and this will be the first year that Access Health CT will operate without substantial federal support. 

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A bill that creates a multi-step process for possibly opening a new tribal casino in Connecticut is heading to the governor, among other bills awaiting action at the Capitol.

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A controversy has erupted between the state’s largest teachers union and an education reform group over student privacy. 

The Connecticut Education Association claims that Hamden Public Schools gave an education reform group school data that risks exposing personal information about students.

Electric Boat

A workforce training effort in Eastern Connecticut could contain lessons for the rest of the nation, but the state’s congressional delegation said money will be the roadblock.

The economy may be struggling in Eastern Connecticut with the decline of the casinos, but submarine maker Electric Boat provides a bright spot — the company expects to hire 2,000 people this year alone in Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury in Chicago. The Illinois Republican, 73, is charged with trying to evade cash withdrawal requirements, and with lying to the FBI about it.

Sen. Bernie Sanders is on board with the latest trend among prominent politicians, and not just because he's running for president. Sanders is one of a few presidential hopefuls having fun with their 404 page. That’s the page on a website that comes up when a user enters an address for a page that doesn’t exist.

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A bill that would allow minors to be prescribed medical marijuana now heads to the state senate for a vote.

Brown University ranks among the top 10 universities whose undergraduates go on to win the prestigious MacArthur "genius" grant, according to new data from the MacArthur Foundation.

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Connecticut students may soon be learning CPR in addition to reading and arithmetic.

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Memorial Day now behind us, it's time to take out the calendar and begin the serious business of penciling in the summer concert-going plans.

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More News: History

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Connecticut Residents: World War I Project Needs You

State residents are being asked to participate in a digital archive project to mark the the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entering into World War I. The Connecticut state library has launched the project in partnership with the Connecticut Digital Archive and the national World War I Centennial Commission.
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More News: Disease

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Connecticut Inventor Patents Potential Alzheimer's Treatment

A Connecticut inventor has just patented a device that he hopes will help in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. It’s based on a theory about radio waves.
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More News: Jazz Corridor

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Benny Sharoni Brings Quest for Lyrical Expression to Old Lyme Jazz Haven

It’s been five years since the big-toned, Israeli-born tenor saxophonist Benny Sharoni made his recording debut with an acclaimed album called Eternal Elixir.
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Rob Ruggiero on Luck, Choices, and "Good People"

WNPR's Diane Orson sat down with Rob Ruggiero, the director of “Good People,” to discuss the play and his approach to directing. “Good People” runs May 22 to June 28 at TheaterWorks in Hartford. The following has been lightly edited for clarity.
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