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Controversy continues over where to relocate a new state police firearms training facility in Connecticut.

Senate Bill One is usually the flagship legislation of any session, the Big Idea that signals lawmakers’ vision for the state. This year, it’s all about building entrepreneurship in Connecticut, but it hasn’t received the kind of fanfare you might expect. 

The Senate unexpectedly found itself debating the minimum wage on Thursday night. The effort to raise the wage to $12.00 an hour by 2020 was introduced as an amendment on a different bill. 

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If your cabinets are filled with leftover prescription drugs, you'll have an opportunity to clean them out on Saturday. 

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Lacrosse is a contact sport, involving stick-wielding players and a hard rubber ball. But it places more emphasis on speed and agility than a sport like football, in which every play carries the potential for a jarring collision.

Yale University

Yale University said it will not change the name of Calhoun College. The residential college is named for 19th century alumnus John C. Calhoun, who was an ardent supporter of slavery.

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Last week, Alex Ross, the great classical music critic of The New Yorker, offered a vivid recollection of a concert he saw back in 2004.

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A controversial bill that would have taxed Yale’s $25 billion endowment failed earlier this year. Now, Yale officials are speaking out against a proposed bill that could potentially increase taxes the university pays on some of its properties. 

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Physicians, patients, and drug manufacturers are often at the center of discussions about pain and opioid abuse. But what about insurance providers? One Connecticut company said it's found a way to better manage pain, while reducing the number of prescribed opioids. 

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A new play premieres Thursday night at the Yale Cabaret that brings together Iraqi and Afghan refugees and U.S. veterans who tell their stories.

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Ahh spring, the flowers are blooming, asparagus is growing, and, oh yes, the lawn needs mowing. 

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The University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees has voted to close the school's Torrington satellite campus.

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Thousands of chickens have died in a fire at a coop in eastern Connecticut that belongs to a major egg producer.

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Jane Ira Bloom, the innovative soprano saxophonist and composer, loves to tap into non-musical art forms as sources of inspiration for her bold, original music.

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Preliminary voter turnout numbers are high for Tuesday’s Connecticut primary, which was won by the Republican and Democratic front-runners.

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As Connecticut ages, more and more people find themselves in a caregiving role. And so entrepreneurs are turning their attention to problems encountered by this growing sector of the population. 

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Donald Trump has swept the five Republican presidential primaries on Tuesday, including a win in Connecticut.

Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary in Connecticut. She also won in Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Bernie Sanders won in Rhode Island.

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A bill that would gradually phase out single-use plastic and paper bags at supermarkets and grocery stores in Connecticut has passed out of the state Senate and is awaiting action in the House. 

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Three cadets at the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut are facing possible expulsion and more than three dozen others have been disciplined in an investigation into cheating on an online quiz. 

As Primary Ballots Are Cast, Connecticut Voters Weigh in

Apr 26, 2016
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Connecticut Democrats and Republicans are voting on Tuesday in the state’s primaries. 

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Democratic Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders rallied Monday morning by the Hartford riverfront. It was the second of two Connecticut campaign stops after speaking in New Haven Sunday night in front of 14,000 spectators. 

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When history teacher Brandon Lorentz first told his students at Thirman Milner School they would be voting in a mock version of the presidential election, he wasn’t sure how they’d respond.

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Democratic legislative leaders are hoping to vote in the coming days on a revised Connecticut budget for next fiscal year, which is about $922 million in deficit. 

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The Navy's submarine force museum is opening a new exhibit dedicated to the history of Naval Submarine Base New London. 

Connecticut’s fuel cell companies are hoping to make a splash this week at one of the world’s biggest industrial innovation trade shows. 

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Presidential candidates court Connecticut voters this weekend ahead of Tuesday's presidential primary. 

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Mixed news in General Electric's latest quarterly results. The (for now) Fairfield-based conglomerate reported better-than-expected first quarter profits, after adjusting for one-time items, but revenues were down about one percent. 

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Power markets and utility regulators need to rethink the way they do business, as new technologies begin to change how we generate electricity.

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The University of Connecticut has signed an agreement to spend $4 million to renovate and lease space inside the Hartford Public Library.

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Layoffs are continuing in Connecticut state government, with 166 employees at the Department of Correction receiving pink slips.

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