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News
6:17 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Teen Drivers and Passengers Don't Mix

Teens behind the wheel, is it a moment all parents dread?
Credit Courtesy of Flickr CC by State Farm

This summer saw several deadly crashes involving young drivers with passengers in the car.  The latest was a crash in Hartford in August where two teens were killed. In 2008, a series of fatal accidents involving teens  spurred state lawmakers and the DMV to tighten teen driving laws. Now, the DMV is partnering with the Injury Prevention Center at CT Children's Medical Center to raise awareness about passenger safety.

Why?

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Immigration
6:19 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Immigrants Praise Passage of Undocumented Drivers' Bill

Diane Orson

Members of the state’s immigrant community are praising the passage of a bill that will allow undocumented residents in Connecticut to obtain drivers’ licenses.   

Armon Morales lives in East Haven, a town with a history of discriminatory policing, including race-based traffic stops. With yesterday’s passage by the Senate of a bill that will allow all immigrants, regardless of federal immigration status, to obtain licenses in Connecticut, Morales says his community will be less afraid of law enforcement.

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Immigration
2:49 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Stalls

Courtesy of CT DMV

Many undocumented immigrants in Connecticut want to apply for a state driver's license.

As WNPR's Lucy Nalpathanchil reports,  legislation to allow them to do so stalled in a legislative committee.  Now proponents are pushing lawmakers to find another way to get the legislation before the full General Assembly. 

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Immigration
7:45 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Thousands Attend Hearing On Driver's Licenses For Undocumented Residents

Diane Orson

A huge crowd turned out last night for a transportation committee public hearing in New Haven. People testified in support of proposals to allow undocumented residents in Connecticut to obtain driver’s licenses. 

Close to 2,000 people crowded into Wilbur Cross High School. Angela Munoz of Bridgeport says she’s been driving for ten years without a license.  

"I want my driver’s license. Because I need it for pick up my children. And I need my car for my job, too."

She says her children live in fear that she’ll be arrested.

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Life After Prison
10:24 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Finding Work After Prison

Diane Orson

Each month, about 100 people are released from prison and return to the city of New Haven. Many have a tough time finding work. Large employers often won’t hire ex-offenders. New Haven has passed a new ordinance that standardizes the procedure to get street vendor or food cart permits in the city.  

37-year old Harold Williams was discharged from prison in January after serving 2 ½ years for selling drugs.  

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Contests
11:21 am
Tue May 17, 2011

A Million Dollar Fish

Nancy Eve Cohen

The state Department of Environmental Protection has partnered with the store, Cabelas, to sponsor a fishing contest . WNPR’s Nancy Cohen reports the agency’s goal is to encourage more people to fish.

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Contests
11:21 am
Tue May 17, 2011

A Million Dollar Fish

Nancy Eve Cohen

The state Department of Environmental Protection has partnered with the store, Cabela's, to sponsor a fishing contest. The agency’s goal is to encourage more people to fish.

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