Comparing 2012 and 2016 election results and turnout

Comparing 2012 and 2016 election results and turnout

The Day analyzed 2016 election results and voter turnout numbers to get a better understanding of how our region voted. We compared this year's numbers with the 2012 Presidential Election.

National graduation rate reaches record high

National graduation rate reaches record high

Last week, President Barack Obama announced federal data that showed the nation’s high school graduation rate for the 2014-2015 school year reached a record 83.2 percent.

A look at the opioid industry's influence on politics

A look at the opioid industry's influence on politics

Earlier this week, The Associated Press and The Center for Public Integrity published a series of articles looking into the political influence of the opioid industry.

Connecticut's rising high school graduation rate and other education attainment data

Connecticut's rising high school graduation rate and other education attainment data

Connecticut’s high school graduation rate win 2015 hit 87.2 percent which is above the national average of 82.3 percent. With graduation time approaching, we took a closer look at some related data.

Fentanyl-related overdose deaths projected to increase significantly

Fentanyl-related overdose deaths projected to increase significantly

Fentanyl-related deaths increased by 151% between 2014 and 2015 and is expected to see an increase of 77% by the end of 2016.

Sanders, Trump win primary votes in southeastern Connecticut

Sanders, Trump win primary votes in southeastern Connecticut

Donald J. Trump won 58% of the primary votes in our region, while Bernie Sanders won 53% on the Democratic side.

What does the Connecticut electorate look like?

What does the Connecticut electorate look like?

The Day took a look at data from the Connecticut Secretary of the State and the U.S. Census to get a snapshot of the voting-age population.

While some school districts expect increase in enrollment, most towns will see decrease in school-age population

While some school districts expect increase in enrollment, most towns will see decrease in school-age population

While some school districts are looking forward to an increase in enrollment over the next few years, most Connecticut towns will experience a decrease in the school-age population (ages 5-19).

Most counties in Connecticut saw decline in population between 2010 and 2015

Most counties in Connecticut saw decline in population between 2010 and 2015

Last week the U.S. Census released their updated population estimates for 2010-2015. We took a look at the population change in Connecticut counties and found that only two counties - Fairfield and Hartford counties - saw growth between 2010 and...

Disparity between home values, household incomes have southeastern Connecticut towns grappling with affordable housing

Disparity between home values, household incomes have southeastern Connecticut towns grappling with affordable housing

Local towns are looking at the issue of affordable housing, including Stonington which recently saw the construction of the $10 million, 43-unit Spruce Meadow, the first phase of an eventual 86-unit, mixed-income housing project.

Crash fatalities in the U.S. fell 25 percent from 2005 through 2014

Crash fatalities in the U.S. fell 25 percent from 2005 through 2014

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently released their annual report that shows that 90 percent of drivers used unsafe driving tactics. The report also noted that the U.S. Department of Transportation has projected a 9 percent increase in crash...

While no cases of Zika have been reported in Connecticut, the state prepares response

While no cases of Zika have been reported in Connecticut, the state prepares response

Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that Connecticut has begun to coordinate a multi-agency response to the Zika virus. The Department of Public Health will take the lead on the response which will include the use of state-wide mosquito-trapping...

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Former Amistad overseer directs new $29 million state program

The deputy DECD commissioner who agreed to continue state funding for Amistad America, after it...

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