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Norwalk Boosts Recruitment Of Minority Teachers

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) _ Norwalk schools officials are stepping up their efforts to promote diversity, seeking to hire kindergarten-to-12th grade teachers who are black, Hispanic, Asian or of other minority groups. The Hour of Norwalk […]

05/25/2015

Emerald Ash Borer (courtesy Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection)

State To Campers: Leave Wood At Home

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut environmental officials are asking campers not to bring in their own firewood into campsites in the state. Officials with the Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection say bringing wood […]

05/23/2015

Police officers (Pool Photo/Jessica Hill/Associated Press)

Effort to Expand Police Mental Health Coverage Progresses

A long-running effort to extend workers’ compensation benefits to police officers who receive mental health injuries on the job cleared a key hurdle Friday after years of defeat in the General Assembly.

05/22/2015

Tesla Model S (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Progress for Direct-to-consumer Tesla Sales

Tesla Motors is a step closer to being able to sell its electric cars directly to consumers in Connecticut.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–05/21/2015

A man hangs a sign on the front of his home near Sandy Hook Elementary School December 15, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. The residents of an idyllic Connecticut town were reeling in horror from the massacre of 20 small children and six adults in one of the worst school shootings in US history. The heavily armed gunman shot dead 18 children inside Sandy Hook Elementary School, said Connecticut State Police spokesman Lieutenant Paul Vance. Two more died of their wounds in hospital.    AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT        (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Newtown Ordered To Pay Officer Long-Term Disability

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A Connecticut state board has ruled that Newtown must pay long-term disability to a police officer who developed anxiety and depression after responding to the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary […]

05/21/2015

Connecticut State Capitol (WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

State Senate Votes To Ban Variable-Rate Electric Contracts

The Connecticut Senate has voted to ban variable-rate electric contracts for residential customers after some complained rates skyrocketed after low introductory costs.

05/20/2015

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Obama Addresses Graduating Coast Guard Academy Class

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) – President Barack Obama says climate change deniers are endangering national security. Obama says the planet is getting warmer even though some in Washington refuse to admit climate change is real. […]

05/20/2015

The Connecticut House of Representatives.  (Bob Falcetti/Getty Images)

Undocumented Students May Get Tuition Help

The Connecticut Senate voted Tuesday 24 to 12 in favor of allowing students brought to the U.S. illegally as children to get help with the cost of college tuition.

05/19/2015

Connecticut State House (Jessica Hill/AP Photo)

State Lawmakers Pass Powder Alcohol Ban

The ban passed the Connecticut House of Representatives 143-2 on Monday;offenders would face fines ranging from $100 to $1,000.

05/18/2015