News http://wshu.org en McKinney says he won't drop out of Conn governor's race http://wshu.org/post/mckinney-says-he-wont-drop-out-conn-governors-race-0 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Connecticut, John McKinney says he won’t drop out of next month’s GOP primary for governor. His rival the party-endorsed candidate Tom Foley made the suggestion earlier this week. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:26:52 +0000 Ebong Udoma 21265 at http://wshu.org McKinney says he won't drop out of Conn governor's race Looking at pedestrian safety in Conn., after a tragedy http://wshu.org/post/looking-pedestrian-safety-conn-after-tragedy <p>A woman was hit by a car and killed earlier this week while walking in a crosswalk near downtown Stamford, Connecticut. The incident is just one of many pedestrian accidents seen in the state each year, as advocates ask for more steps to make streets safer for pedestrians.</p><p></p><p>As Priyanka Joshi crossed the Stamford street where the fatal accident occurred earlier this week, she pushed a baby stroller and held the hand of her older child.</p><p>“I’m always scared. Whenever I come out, for the kids, I’m scared.”</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:50:10 +0000 Craig LeMoult 21241 at http://wshu.org Looking at pedestrian safety in Conn., after a tragedy Discussing guns in a new forum: rock cabaret http://wshu.org/post/discussing-guns-new-forum-rock-cabaret <p>Guns and gun control have been a topic of debate in Connecticut and around the nation for the last year and a half or so since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This week, just 25 miles from Newtown, that debate took on a new form – a rock cabaret.&nbsp; The show was Wednesday night at <a href="http://stonc.org/">Summer Theater of New Canaan</a>.</p><p>Playwright, composer and director <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethSwados">Liz Swados</a> says she was sick of seeing news reports about gun violence.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:21:05 +0000 Craig LeMoult 21240 at http://wshu.org Discussing guns in a new forum: rock cabaret Fall out for Cuomo over report his aids interfered with ethics probes http://wshu.org/post/fall-out-cuomo-over-report-his-aids-interfered-ethics-probes-0 <p></p><p>One of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’ s political opponents is calling on him to hold an explanatory press conference.&nbsp; Another is demanding that Cuomo resign after an in depth account in the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/23/nyregion/governor-andrew-cuomo-and-the-short-life-of-the-moreland-commission.html?emc=eta1&amp;_r=0">New York Times</a> that the governor’s top staff repeatedly interfered in an ethics commission investigation.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:13:47 +0000 Karen DeWitt 21152 at http://wshu.org Fall out for Cuomo over report his aids interfered with ethics probes Federal officials award grants to clean shoreline debris from Superstorm Sandy http://wshu.org/post/federal-officials-award-grants-clean-shoreline-debris-superstorm-sandy <p>Nearly two years after Superstorm Sandy, several Northeastern states, including Connecticut and New York, are receiving $4.7 million in federal money to track down and remove debris, including boat remains, docks, and construction material.&nbsp; The grants were awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:03:20 +0000 Cooper McKim 21115 at http://wshu.org Federal officials award grants to clean shoreline debris from Superstorm Sandy