4:00 am
Thu March 26, 2015

The Logbooks: Connecticut's Slave Ships and Human Memory

In The Logbooks:  Connecticut's Slave Ships and Human Memory, journalist Anne Farrow explores a part of U.S. history that she says we, as a nation, have collectively forgotten.  Farrow writes, it's the history of "a labor system that held millions in bondage."  At the same time, slavery was an economic machine that generated great wealth for some families and made Connecticut prosperous. 

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3:45 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

In New Haven, St. Patrick's Day Arrest Video Sparks Protests

Protesters inside the New Haven Police Department lobby on Monday, March 23.
Credit Davis Dunavin / WSHU

Tuesday, March 24:

New Haven Mayor Toni Harp says an officer seen in a video forcibly arresting a 15-year-old girl would be removed from active duty. The video appears to show the officer slamming the girl onto the street after an altercation during the city’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Protesters say she suffered a fractured shoulder and facial bruises.

“I’m happy,” said organizer Barbara Fair. "I am happy. He is off the street. That’s our first demand that we wanted to happen, and it’s happened.”

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3:29 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Poll: Cuomo's approval rating at its lowest since taking office

A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday finds Governor Andrew Cuomo's approval rating is at its lowest since taking office in 2010.

Cuomo’s job approval rating stands at 50 percent, down 8 points just from last December, before the legislative session began and the governor began a more public feud with the state’s teachers unions, said Quinnipiac University spokesman Mickey Carroll.

“It’s not very good,” said Carroll. “A governor should do better than 50 percent."

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Superstorm Sandy
12:33 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

FEMA Outlines Flood Insurance Reforms

People stand next to a house that collapsed during Superstorm Sandy in East Haven, Conn. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has begun revealing details on how it will reform the National Flood Insurance Program.

FEMA oversees the program, which allows people to buy flood insurance from the federal government.  The agency contracts private insurance companies to process claims and payouts through the program.

FEMA's talk of reform follows weeks of criticism that the private insurance companies who administer the program underpaid homeowners following Superstorm Sandy.

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1:11 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Tribes Make Pitch For New Casinos In Connecticut

Foxwoods Resort Casino.
Credit Bob Child / AP Photo

The tribes who operate Connecticut’s two casinos say the state will face dire economic consequences if they aren’t allowed to open an additional three casinos. They’re worried about competition from an $800 million casino scheduled to open in 2017 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

At a public safety committee meeting on Tuesday, representatives from the two tribes told lawmakers that competition from the upcoming Massachusetts casino could cost them jobs, and could cost the state revenue.

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