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Republican presidential candidate John Kasich picked Springfield, Massachusetts, for one of his final stops ahead of the Super Tuesday primary. 

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A University of Connecticut professor warned that the unchecked growth of charter schools could lead to something similar to the subprime mortgage bubble. 

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United Technologies Aerospace Systems has opened a new worldwide research lab in Windsor Locks, the first part of a multi-million-dollar investment spurred by a state tax credit deal. 

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Connecticut’s Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance Jr. recently resigned his position. He had been at the center of a controversy for awarding $16.8 million to four men whose murder convictions in a 1996 gang­-related shooting were overturned. Because of this recent award, lawmakers are looking to make changes to the state’s wrongful incarceration statute.

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In December, the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Correction captured the attention of criminal justice reform advocates with a proposal for a new facility solely for 18-to-25-year-olds. It's part of a string of initiatives under the leadership of Scott Semple.

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The majority of results from clinical trials at leading academic medical centers are not quickly published or shared with researchers and the public. 

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New estimates show the projected deficit in Connecticut's main spending account has grown to about $266 million.

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Yale University Art Gallery is celebrating the centennial of the art movement known as Dada with a series of events, a major exhibition, and a Dada Ball.

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In the past couple of weeks, I’ve been to a half-dozen live musical performances.

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This popular vegetable has been grown and eaten for 5000 years as a food and medicine.

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In her new book, The Importance of Being Little: What Preschoolers Really Need From Grownups, author Erika Christakis said young children are working more and learning less. 

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The state Freedom of Information Commission in Hartford has ruled that the University of Connecticut trustees violated open-meetings laws when they privately reviewed the school's $1.3 billion proposed budget.

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Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin said the city has a $9 million budget shortfall this year, one that is projected to be three times that in the budget year to come without significant cuts. The mayor is beginning by making some immediate changes at city hall to try and save money. 

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Just three towns are still in the running to host Connecticut’s potential third casino. The two tribes partnering on the development announced Wednesday that East Windsor’s bid has been unsuccessful. 

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The Connecticut Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday on whether Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel should be sent back to prison for the 1975 murder of Greenwich resident Martha Moxley.

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Senator Andrew Maynard has announced his decision to not seek re-election this fall, but he now faces questions regarding his ability to serve out the rest of his term. 

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Ten Connecticut towns and three transit districts across the state are receiving $20 million in federal highway funds for transportation projects centered on improving traffic flow and air quality

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A large crowd of package store owners has gathered at the state Capitol to oppose the governor's proposal to eliminate minimum pricing rules in Connecticut for certain alcoholic beverages.

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Say you’re a cash-strapped city, and scattered around town are houses where owners are behind on their property taxes.

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A gifted young man with a horn, a vision, and a dream, saxophonist Mike Casey is in championship form for his “biggest gig yet as a leader” when he performs with his swinging, crisply interactive trio on Friday, February 26, at 8:30 pm at Old Lyme’s prestigious Side Door Jazz Club. 

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Roughly 8,000 people in Connecticut failed to pay their first month's premium for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.  And that means that they won't be covered under Obamacare this year. 

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A military justice expert from Yale Law School said the president’s comments on closing the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay are a first step in an effort to get the American people behind him on the issue.

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Black women in Connecticut remain more likely than white or Hispanic women to deliver preterm babies, despite efforts to reduce the disparity, newly released data show.

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A man convicted in a deadly Connecticut home invasion in 2007 is set to go before a judge in a bid to win a new trial, contending his trial lawyers weren't provided with backup police recordings after authorities said a lightning strike destroyed the originals.

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Governor Dannel Malloy's proposal to change the traditional handicapped symbol had its first public hearing Monday in Hartford. Disability rights advocates are divided on the issue.

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United Technologies has confirmed it talked with Honeywell International about the possibility of combining the two companies. But UTC said it decided the regulatory obstacles were too high to make a deal feasible. 

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Imagine a farm sprayed with pesticides. You're likely to think of crop-dusting biplanes,  but a new pest-control idea is using a much smaller, and more natural source: bumblebees.

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The departure of General Electric hangs over this legislative session like a cloud. And the public debate over what it really means for Connecticut is still no clearer.

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Immigration reform is a hot topic this presidential election year. Often, the question of who’s living here illegally centers on the many immigrants who cross the country's southern border. But the federal government deports people from countries across the globe. That includes a Connecticut woman who in three months must leave the country and her family. 

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An elder from a remote village in Nepal visited a Hartford high school last week to meet with students who helped create solar and wind systems that are powering secluded parts of his country.

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