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Connecticut’s chief medical examiner is asking state lawmakers to find the funding for two additional staff members to help catch up with the backlog of cases his office is facing.

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The synthetic opioid fentanyl accounted for more than half of the fatal overdoses in Connecticut last year. Fentanyl killed 479 people in the state, more than ten times as many as in 2013.

Mike Groll / AP

The former regional administrator of the EPA under President Obama, Judith Enck, says the new head of the EPA under President Trump, Scott Pruitt, threatens to roll back major environmental regulations, including climate change actions and pollution protections. 

Jessica Hill / AP

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is facing blowback from the White House for his memo on immigration. That memo released this week suggested that police should not use local resources to enforce federal immigration laws. The issue came up at Thursday’s press briefing in Washington, D.C.

Rep. Zeldin’s Tele-Town Hall Draws Thousands

Feb 24, 2017
Office of U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin

Republican representatives across the country have faced boisterous crowds at town halls. Some have elected to host a different form of outreach – a telephone town hall. Representative Lee Zeldin of Long Island’s 1st Congressional District held one Thursday night.