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A day after severe weather pounded in Connecticut, residents in the Danbury area -- the part of the state hit hardest by the storm -- assessed the damage.

Senator Richard Blumenthal speaks in favor of net neutrality on the Senate floor.
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The U.S. Senate voted along mostly party lines today in favor of a resolution to preserve an Obama-era internet regulation known as net neutrality. 

Frankie Graziano / Connecticut Public Radio

Two people have died and several people have been injured as severe storms battered towns across Connecticut Tuesday. The western edge of the state was particularly hard hit. A man died in Danbury after a tree fell on his truck. 

Patrick Skahill / WNPR

Tens of millions of dollars paid by utility customers in Connecticut for energy efficiency measures have been diverted into the state’s general fund. It’s a move that’s been criticized as a “hidden tax” on ratepayers. But now, the cuts are being challenged in federal court.

Lori Mack / Connecticut Public Radio

Two high-profile Democratic candidates for governor announced Tuesday they will join forces.

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Seniors lose billions of dollars a year to financial fraud, ranging from mass mailings and threatening robocalls, to telemarketing and identity theft. Experts around the country, including Connecticut, are focused on combating the problem. 

Delegates from Bridgewater and 40 other towns debate the next step in determining the Democratic endorsement for the 5th Congressional District after a round of balloting at Crosby-Waterbury High School.
Frankie Graziano / Connecticut Public Radio

Democrats have endorsed former Simsbury First Selectman Mary Glassman for the congressional seat being vacated by Elizabeth Esty.

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With warmer weather also comes the potential for insect and tick-borne illnesses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diseases transmitted by fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes have tripled in just 13 years.

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Governor Dannel Malloy may call the legislature back into special session to deal with sports gambling now that the Supreme Court has given states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports. 

Eastern Connecticut State University

Professors in the state university system say their voices aren't being heard, and they want more input as the college system deals with a growing budget deficit.

Mark Boughton Wins GOP Endorsement On Third Ballot

May 12, 2018
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton delivers his victory speech after winning the gubernatorial endorsement at the Connecticut Republican convention on May 12, 2018.
Ryan Caron King / Connecticut Public Radio

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton won the Republican endorsement for governor Saturday, emerging as the choice of GOP delegates from a field of eight candidates on the third ballot. But he faces a primary in August, most probably with five candidates, including two wealthy businessmen who bypassed the state convention.

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is taking a look at the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative. The reasons for the probe aren’t clear yet.

Chion Wolf / WNPR

This November, voters will see a ballot question asking them to change Connecticut’s constitution. The question will focus on how the state controls public land and whether the whole process should be more transparent.

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Connecticut's General Assembly officially wrapped up the legislative session at midnight Wednesday. In this short session, lawmakers passed bills that ban bump stocks, offer relief for homeowners with crumbling foundations, allow qualified undocumented college students access to a form of financial aid, and give a cost of living raise to nonprofit social service workers. 

ICE returned 3,800 ancient artifacts, including cuneiform tablets, cylinder seals, and clay bullae, to the Republic of Iraq. The artifacts were smuggled into the U.S. in violation of federal law and shipped to Hobby Lobby Stores.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

When the Green family, the owners of the Oklahoma-based arts and craft store Hobby Lobby, purchased thousands of artifacts from dealers in the United Arab Emirates in 2010, it was believed many of the objects were looted from archaeological sites in Iraq. 

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