Campaign for the White House

The 'Trump Effect' Alienating Conservative Latinos

The current front-runner in the Republican presidential primary, Donald Trump, is sparking a debate about immigration that's beginning to alienate some conservative Latinos."He drowns out a lot of the conservative field, and it's very bad for the Republican Party," said Ricky Salabarria, a 22-year-old consultant with a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses tucked into his pink dress shirt.Salabarria was among a half-dozen young conservatives at a networking event in Northern Virginia. He's from Florida,...
Read More

Tennis

Jonathan McNicol/WNPR News

Kvitová Repeats at the Connecticut Open

Petra Kvitová won the Connecticut Open singles tennis championship for the second straight year, besting Lucie Šafářová today in three sets at the Connecticut Tennis Center.
Read More
Photo courtesy of Page Technologies

The cities of New Haven and Waterbury and the Connecticut Department of Housing are receiving federal funds to help combat poisoning from lead-based paint in housing.

Heather / Creative Commons

Connecticut’s Insurance Department has called on one health insurer to raise its premiums more than the company requested for next year, saying it had underestimated medical inflation and overestimated cost savings.

New Hampshire U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen is set to endorse Hillary Clinton for president.

Shaheen will make the announcement at the New Hampshire Women for Hillary kick-off event in Portsmouth on Saturday, where she’ll be joined by the former Democratic Secretary of State.

In an email to supporters, Shaheen described Clinton as a president who would stand up to help Granite Staters get ahead and stay ahead.

At Saturday’s event in Portsmouth, Clinton plans to discuss challenges women still face across the globe.

Schooner Delivers Maine Produce To Boston Harbor The Old-Fashioned Way

2 hours ago

A 90-year-old schooner with North Shore origins is headed back home, laden with three tons of Maine-grown farm produce.

The Adventure, as she’s called, set sail from Portland, Maine, at first light Friday morning.

A cantor chanted a Hebrew prayer of mourning, as the afternoon sun beat down on some one hundred people gathered for the dedication of the state’s Holocaust memorial. Local politicians and prominent members of the state’s Jewish community offered remarks on the project. Many highlighted the memorial’s significance in the light of more recent violence and genocide worldwide.

The newly unveiled memorial sits at the edge of Downtown Providence, near statuary dedicated to the two World Wars.

Oliver Sacks, the famed neurologist and best-selling author of books such as The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, died of cancer today in New York City at the age of 82, a longtime friend and colleague has confirmed.

The London-born academic's 1973 memoir Awakenings, about his efforts to use the drug L-Dopa to bring patients who survived the 1917-1928 encephalitis epidemic out of their persistent catatonic state, was turned into a 1990 Hollywood film starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro. He was the author of a dozen other books.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.

A proposed project to upgrade and construct a natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts has many spurs, one of them stretching into parts of Connecticut.

Chion Wolf / WNPR

In the wake of the on-air shooting death earlier this week of Alison Parker and Adam Ward, two television journalists from WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy is calling on Congress to act “in any way, shape or form” to reduce gun violence in America. 

Office of Dannel Malloy

The results are in, but teachers aren’t happy.

State education officials released the long-anticipated results of the new standardized test, called the SBAC, on Friday. The numbers showed that less than half of Connecticut students met the “achievement level” or above in math in grades 3 through 8, and slightly more than half met this level in reading.

Tax hikes, crime, and union contracts provoked the most controversy at the only debate between the two Democratic rivals to become New London mayor.  

Pages

More News: Yard Goats

Jeff Cohen / WNPR

Before Announcing Baseball Stadium, Hartford Asked Gov. Malloy for Support

For a year, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra has taken criticism that his minor league baseball stadium plan was hatched in secret without state input. But now new details are coming out about who knew what and when -- stoking tension between Segarra and Gov. Dannel Malloy.
Read More

WNPR Investigation: School Safety

Many Schools in Connecticut Probably Have Toxic PCBs, But Aren’t Being Tested

Toxic PCBs have been found in over 100 Connecticut schools since 2009.

More News: Wildlife

Something Wild: Tracking Osprey

We’re at an osprey nest in Tilton with Iain McLeod, director of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. Our goal is recruiting another individual for Project OspreyTrack. He explains that Project OspreyTrack began in 2011, “to try to understand a little bit more about osprey migration and foraging.”
Read More

More News: Casinos

MGM Doing Casino Construction Hiring Outreach

MGM is setting out to fill some of the 2,000 construction jobs that were promised to build the company’s $800 million Springfield casino.MGM officials are scheduling two days of interviews, Thursday and Friday, with minority-owned and women-owned union construction companies interested in bidding for jobs on the project.The Las Vegas-based entertainment company interviewed veteran-owned businesses in July at its Springfield construction office.MGM has agreed to affirmative action hiring goals...
Read More

More from WNPR

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Drones Cause Concern Among Firefighters Out West

A Connecticut firefighter has returned home from fighting wildfires in California and he said unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, are becoming a growing concern.
Read More