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Connecticut Plans to Tie I-95 Highway Widening to Congestion Pricing

Governor Dannel Malloy’s transportation goals for the state include a plan to widen the entire length of I-95 in Connecticut. The state’s transportation commissioner said on WNPR Friday that the widening plan is actually tied to congestion pricing to discourage highway use.
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Vigil Draws Hundreds in New London to Offer Support During Heroin Epidemic

Hundreds of people gathered in downtown New London Thursday night in a vigil aimed at drawing attention to the recent epidemic of heroin overdoses.
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The recent water crisis in Flint, Michigan has spurred national and local outrage as allegations arise of environmental racism against lower income and black communities. A public health advocate said there needs to be more collaboration among federal, state, and local agencies to resolve the problem.

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The 2016 presidential race is shaping up to be unusual, including in the decreased impact advertising has on polling.

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When Alyson Hannan, 44, decided she was done having children, she chose Essure, a non-surgical permanent birth control option approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

The day the tiny metal coils were inserted into her fallopian tubes in her doctor’s office is one that she can’t forget, said Hannan, regional sales director for Met Life who underwent the procedure on September 11, 2014. “I will never forget that date. None of us will.”

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Six seals have been spotted on the North Shore of Long Island, off Centre Island.

An executive director of the Riverhead Foundation said seals are more typically seen on the East End. Most seals live in cold waters off Maine, Nova Scotia, and Massachusetts.

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When Connecticut lawmakers return for the new legislative session, they'll find some familiar problems.

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President Barack Obama will personally bestow the nation’s highest honor on eight of America’s leading innovators, including doctors Jonathan Rothberg and Cato Laurencin. 

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University of Connecticut officials have scheduled public presentations of a proposal to expand the CTfastrak express bus service from Hartford to the Storrs campus.

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The New London area saw five more heroin overdose cases at the weekend; that brings the number in recent days to 14, including one death. 

One month down, two to go.

For unemployed adults in 22 states, that's how long they can count on help with the grocery bills: Starting this January, they have three months to find a job or lose their food assistance.

SNAP benefits — formerly known as food stamps — have been tied to employment for two decades. Unless they are caring for children or unable to work, adults need to have a job to receive more than three months of benefits.

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With rising concern about the spread of the Zika virus, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal is calling for more federal funding for research into a vaccine, and said avoiding travel to affected regions isn't enough.

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Citing Wildlife Concerns, Connecticut Audubon Society Bans Drones at Sanctuaries

The Connecticut Audubon Society announced it's banning the use of aerial unmanned "drones" at all of its 19 privately-owned wildlife sanctuaries, but the measure is highlighting questions about just how far the organization can go.
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The Colorful Magic Of Sea Slugs

This splashy group of gastropods can be found in oceans worldwide.

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Scientists at UConn Work to Develop Zika Vaccine

The race is on to develop a vaccine for the Zika virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects. Because the World Health Organization declared the virus a global health emergency it will open the door to more resources and funding.
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"The Driving Boom Is Over"

It’s a little bit of a head-scratcher that Gov. Malloy wants to widen major highways in the state.

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Is There a Way to Combine Logic and Creativity in the Classroom?

Thinking logically and creatively at the same time is the best way to solve complex problems. Why not teach both to students?

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Pratt and Whitney’s geared turbo fan engine just went into service for the first time on a commercial passenger jet -- a huge milestone for the company, which has invested billions of dollars and 20 years in designing and developing the fuel-efficient technology.
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