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Harriet Jones

Managing Editor

Harriet Jones is Managing Editor for WNPR, overseeing the coverage of daily stories from our busy newsroom.

She also reports on all aspects of the business world for WNPR. She's covered such diverse issues as the threat to close Connecticut's submarine base, the sub prime mortgage crisis and the impact of casinos on the state.

In 2011, she created WNPR's Small Business Project as a way to tell stories about the companies that make up 90 percent of our economy, but often get overlooked in the media.

She is the winner of an Edward R. Murrow award for her reporting on Connecticut's 2010 floods.

Harriet joined WNPR in October 2000 as Morning Edition producer and reporter. Born in Scotland, she worked for the BBC for much of her early career.

She was news director at Scotland's largest commercial radio station, ScotFM, and was lucky enough to cover that country's two biggest political events in 300 years - the referendum which delivered a new parliament, and the subsequent elections.

She has also taught broadcasting for the BBC at some of their international schools in Eastern Europe, delivering courses to journalists in Romania, Albania and Bosnia.

Harriet lives in Stonington with her husband, Bob Statchen, and their three children.

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The head of a national organization to end housing discrimination believes that the recent harassment case at the University of Hartford could violate the Fair Housing Act. 

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The partnership of two tribes in Connecticut urged the federal government Tuesday to issue a final ruling on whether it can continue with plans to build a third casino in Connecticut. 

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Pharmacy chain CVS is said to be in talks to buy Aetna, the Hartford-based health insurer. Neither side has publicly confirmed the negotiations, which were first reported in the Wall Street Journal.

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State lawmakers have passed a bipartisan compromise budget bill. But the legislature's work on the bill may not be done yet. 

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Connecticut hopes to boost its status as a home for specialty insurance companies called “captives.”

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The state Senate may vote later Wednesday on a bipartisan budget agreement finalized by legislative leaders in the last few days. 

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A new insurance technology company will be moving from the Netherlands to Connecticut after winning an international pitch competition. 

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Legislators in Hartford say they have come to a tentative bipartisan agreement on a new two-year budget. 

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The president of Connecticut State Colleges and Universities has unveiled a plan to consolidate the state's 12 community colleges into a single system. 

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People living in Connecticut’s rural areas are dying at a higher rate than the state average. New data just released by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that in the 68 towns designated as rural, death rates from major killers, such as cancer and heart disease, are all higher. 

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Senator Richard Blumenthal is calling on officers of the Federal Communications Commission to pledge their support of free speech.

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As direct flights from Puerto Rico to Connecticut are re-established, the state is ramping up its efforts to help people who may be relocating from the ravaged territory. 

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Governor Dannel Malloy has issued a new budget proposal as legislators continue to negotiate their own compromise document.

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Con el despertar del Huracán María, muchas personas de Connecticut han estado recolectando suministros para ayudar en el esfuerzo de socorro. Pero es difícil hacer llegar esos suministro a donde deben llegar, particularmente a las zonas más remotas el territorio.

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In the wake of Hurricane Maria, many people around Connecticut have been collecting supplies to help the relief effort in Puerto Rico. But it’s difficult to get those supplies to where they need to be, particularly to the more remote areas of the territory.

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