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Our New Haven Region coverage includes stories about all the towns in the Greater New Haven area, ranging from Southbury, Wolcott and Meriden to Milford, Branford and Madison.

The Connecticut chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling for stepped up security measures after a hate-filled letter arrived at the New Haven Islamic Center.  

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Federal and state laws require students to take several standardized tests each year, but critics argue that these so-called high stakes tests aren't a reliable way to see how well students know certain subjects.

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A federal judge has ordered a 24-hour grocery on the campus of Yale University to pay several former employees a total of $170,000 in damages, after they were forced to work for as little as $3.00 an hour.

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President-elect Donald Trump hasn’t elaborated much on immigration policy, beyond what he laid out during the campaign. But enough has been said that many believe he will limit the number of refugees allowed into the U.S.

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As Americans continue to live longer, their chance of developing diseases like dementia and Alzheimer's increases. And family members are often assuming the unpaid role of caregiver, resulting in reduced wages and Social Security benefits. 

The leader of a refugee resettlement agency in New Haven told a group of elected officials and Jewish and Muslim community leaders on Tuesday that he wants President-elect Donald Trump to visit.

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Connecticut U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal is anticipating what a Trump presidency could mean for efforts to stall climate change. He assembled a group of Connecticut environmental advocates in New Haven to strategize on Monday.

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In honor of the impending weekend, we're tossing politics aside and rolling down our windows for a road trip -- a journey through the history of American architecture and our long-standing relationship with on-the-road adventure. 

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Students at Yale staged a walk-out Wednesday, in a protest against President-elect Donald Trump’s policies on immigration and deportation. 

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Returning to the art of the acoustic piano trio, Kevin Hays is celebrating the release of his new, right on the mark album North, which his website proclaims focuses on “history, beauty, and hope.”

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The Shore Line Trolley Museum in East Haven is home to nearly 100 vintage cars from around the country and Canada. But it sits on a floodplain, and much of its valuable collection was damaged after storms Irene and Sandy pounded the East Coast in 2011 and 2012.

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Before last Thursday, David Coss warned his AP government students that he wasn't going to be in class the day right after the election.

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Thousands took to the streets this week in cities across the nation to protest against President-elect Donald Trump. On Thursday, more than 300 people marched through the streets of downtown New Haven in a demonstration organized by immigrant rights group Unidad Latina en Acción. 

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Connecticut is hosting two celebrations of Latin American culture.

Some voters waited more than two hours at Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven Tuesday morning. That’s because it’s a polling location for both Ward 9 and Ward 10.

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Quinnipiac University’s Polling Institute in Hamden has gained national recognition for its public opinion polls. It's been highly rated for accuracy in predicting primary and general elections. It's also cited regularly by major news outlets around the country. 

The polling process, however, is continuously being analyzed -- and there are more challenges than you might think.

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Jesus Sanchez held his cell phone in one hand and a megaphone in the other. He was simultaneously streaming a protest at the New Haven Police Department on Facebook Live while leading the demonstrators in a chant.

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As kids poured into David Coss's AP government and politics class, the conversations had already started.

Long Wharf Theater

Long Wharf Theater in New Haven is participating in a unique national collaboration that looks at the issue of police brutality and the Black Lives Matter Movement.

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Connecticut is home to some of the wealthiest Americans in the country, and yet its cities are among the nation’s poorest. Some say the first step to ending this inequality is to spread the wealth from thriving suburban areas to struggling urban areas.

This hour, we talk regionalization – will Connecticut ever embrace it as the state struggles with constant deficits?

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Clean water advocate Christopher Swain stopped in New Haven during a 130-mile swim from Montauk to New York City.

Governor Dannel Malloy’s administration recently announced plans to privatize 40 state-run group homes and other services for people with developmental disabilities. The move has prompted legal action and emotional pleas from family members.

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According to a 2015 Bureau of Labor Statistics report, black Americans make up less than six percent of the nation's physicians and surgeons. A new documentary shines a light on the topic, specifically focusing on women in the field.

Those who knit and crochet are familiar with two standbys: needles and yarn, but there's a lesser-known material in the world of needlework -- plastic yarn, or "plarn."

Office of Governor Dannel Malloy

Governor Dannel Malloy said Tuesday the construction of the Hartford Commuter Rail Line is on track to be completed by January 2018, thanks in part to a state-of-the-art machine.

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