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Connecticut jobs increase as winter's freeze ends

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 12:12 pm

Wethersfield — Connecticut labor officials say the state added 4,900 jobs in March, helping to restore the jobs lost in January due to extreme weather.
The Department of Labor...

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Premium Content House vote takes aim at e-book prices

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 12:16 am

The House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill on Wednesday that aims to lower the price of electronic books for public libraries over time by having the State Library Board set up a statewide platform for e-books.

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Nuala Pell funeral set for April 21

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

Newport, R.I. (AP) - A funeral service for Nuala Pell, wife of the late Sen. Claiborne Pell, has been scheduled for 11 a.m., April 21, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Newport.

Pell died Sunday at Newport Hospital at age 89. Her son,...

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Premium Content U.S. Department of Energy to hold Hartford hearing on energy constraints in New England

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 1:38 pm

The U.S. Department of Energy will host a public meeting in Hartford Monday to examine energy infrastructure constraints in New England and regional approaches to addressing them.
The meeting is part...

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Premium Content 'Knockout' game bill OK'd in committee

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 11:53 pm

The General Assembly's Judiciary Committee passed a bill Monday that would impose a minimum mandatory sentence on a person convicted of intentionally striking someone in the head without provocation and rendering the victim unconscious.

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Premium Content Bill that would allow New London, Waterford, East Lyme to share dispatch passes committee

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 1:05 am

The legislature’s Planning and Development Committee passed a bill Tuesday that would give municipalities the power to create a regional dispatch authority for police, fire and emergency services. It now goes to the House of Representatives...

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Premium Content State has plan to protect utilities from cyberthreats

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 11:50 pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced a cybersecurity plan for Connecticut’s utilities to protect lives and commercial activities against a “mounting threat” from nation states and individuals trying to hack into utility companies...

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Over 200,000 cheer UConn champion basketball teams

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 9:47 am

Hundreds of thousands of University of Connecticut fans jammed the streets of downtown Hartford on Sunday screaming for their victorious UConn Huskies.

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Premium Content Gubernatorial candidates debate state of the state

 April 11, 2014; Updated: 2:01 pm

Five Republican gubernatorial hopefuls — excluding Tom Foley — discuss gun control, taxes, education and the economy during the first televised gubernatorial debate of the election season.

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Premium Content Businesses contribute almost $70k to fund UConn parade and rally Sunday

 April 11, 2014; Updated: 11:38 am

The office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy has announced that almost $70,000 has been raised through donations from businesses and corporations to fund the victory parade and rally in Hartford Sunday for the University of...

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Premium Content House decisively defeats ban on pesticide-resistant grass seed

 April 11, 2014; Updated: 12:24 am

The majority of Democrats and nearly all Republicans in the state House of Representatives Thursday voted against a bill that would have banned the sale and use of pesticide-resistant, genetically engineered grass seeds. The bill was defeated 103-37.

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Former Gov. Rowland pleads not guilty to recent charges

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 5:08 pm

John G. Rowland pleaded not guilty Friday to conspiracy and other federal charges in an alleged pursuit of secret consulting roles with two congressional campaigns.

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Premium Content State House approves bill to increase prevention of sexual assault

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 9:12 am

The state House of Representatives unanimously passed a sexual assault and domestic violence prevention bill on Thursday that aims to increase reporting, enhance prevention programs and provide victims with more information about their rights.

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Premium Content State House passes bill to prohibit life without parole for juvenile offenders

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 9:14 am

The state House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill that would allow a person sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for a crime committed as a minor a “second look” — a parole hearing.

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Premium Content State Senate votes to ban pesticide-resistant turf

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 10:27 am

The state Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would ban the sale, use and marketing of lawn or turf seeds that are genetically engineered to be resistant to pesticides.

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Stamford to settle suit; officer denies charge

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

New Haven - The city of Stamford has agreed to pay $230,000 to settle a lawsuit by a woman who accused a city police officer of punching her, attorneys for the woman and city said Wednesday.

The out-of-court settlement resolves a...

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Court rules Bridgeport ex-mayor can't get law license

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

New Haven - The Connecticut Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a decision denying a law license for former Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim, citing the extent of his criminal conduct that led to his conviction on corruption charges and...

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Premium Content REPORT: MORE KIDS IN STATE HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

The percentage of Connecticut children who lack health insurance fell to 3.9 percent in 2012, dropping from 5.1 percent in 2008, according to a report released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Nationwide, 7.5 percent of children...

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Premium Content Short-term lending violation nets $5.4 million settlement

 April 9, 2014; Updated: 4:13 pm

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Premium Content UConn celebrates all over again

 April 9, 2014; Updated: 2:44 pm

Amid the kind of reverie that could probably never get old, the University of Connecticut welcomed home its women’s basketball team late Wednesday afternoon, saluting a squad that the night before had secured a perfect season and the...

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Premium Content Democratic legislators put forth pre-K program and funding

 April 9, 2014; Updated: 6:51 pm

Democratic leadership announced a proposal Wednesday to spend $200 million over 10 years on enhancing pre-kindergarten programs at public schools throughout the state.

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Connecticut lawmakers unveil $200M pre-kindergarten plan

 April 9, 2014; Updated: 9:40 am

Connecticut lawmakers are announcing what they're calling a historic 10-year, $200 million program for pre-kindergarten programs.

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Premium Content Report: Segregation levels differ at magnet, charter schools

 April 9, 2014; Updated: 12:36 am

A Connecticut advocacy organization found that the majority of interdistrict magnet schools are racially integrated while the majority of charter schools are highly segregated, even though both types of schools are required by state law to reduce...

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Lawyer: Autopsy shows woman shot 5 times

 April 8, 2014; Updated: 8:22 am

The attorney for the family of a Connecticut woman killed by police on Capitol Hill six months ago says her autopsy found she was shot multiple times from behind, including a shot to the back of the head.

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Jepsen to seek second term as attorney general

 April 8, 2014; Updated: 2:02 am

Hartford (AP) - Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, touting his record and defending his low-key style, announced Monday he's seeking a second term.

Jepsen, a Democrat, told reporters he's had a "terrific three plus years"...

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