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Health care exchange
6:02 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Conn. health exchange approves rates for three plans; a fourth drops out

The Connecticut Insurance Department has approved $215 a month as the cheapest insurance plan premium offered under the state's new health insurance exchange. The department approved three plans Monday, and a fourth plan has dropped out.


Movies for the deaf
12:19 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Deaf moviegoers sue theater chain, alleging violation of ADA

Several deaf moviegoers and advocates for the hearing impaired have filed a federal lawsuit in Connecticut against the Bow Tie movie theater chain, alleging it is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by not providing services for hearing-disabled people.


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Newtown history
11:45 am
Fri August 2, 2013

A different kind of look at Newtown: celebrating its colorful history

Daniel Cruson, author of "Legendary Locals of Newtown"
Credit Craig LeMoult

Newtown, Connecticut has been known for one thing since the shooting there in December. But the town has a long and colorful history, and that's what Daniel Cruson wants people to think about when they think of Newtown. He's the town historian, and the author of a new book called "Legendary Locals of Newtown." He spoke with WSHU's Craig LeMoult.


Government
8:47 am
Fri August 2, 2013

GOP leader: NY Assembly Democrats' sexual scandals will be a 2104 campaign issue

The New York Assembly Republican leader says the on going sexual harassment scandals involving Democrats in the State Assembly will be a campaign issue in 2014. The GOP leader stops short of calling for the resignation of Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.


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Environment
8:42 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Conn. environmental officials battling invasive reeds in salt marshes

DEEP workers on the Marsh Master, a vehicle used to navigate through tall, dense phragmites reeds.
Xander Landen

Salt marshes throughout Connecticut are a battleground with native species facing foreign invaders. Right now, one of those invaders is winning the battle. State environmental officials are fighting off an invasive reed, called Phragmites that hurts the health and diversity of marshes.


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