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Fracking
9:37 am
Wed July 24, 2013

NY moratorium on fracking entering its sixth year

Business and industry groups are expressing dismay that New York is entering its sixth year of a de facto moratorium on hydraulic fracturing or fracking in the state.


Conn. Department of Children and Families
9:02 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Conn. DCF emphasizing kinship care

The Connecticut Department of Children and Families says it has responded to a call from its commissioner, Joette Katz, to place a greater emphasis on kinship care.


Transportation
8:54 am
Tue July 23, 2013

US Transportation Secretary seeks support for more federal spending on rail

Secretary Anthony Foxx and Gov. Dannel Malloy at Union Station in New Haven
Credit Ebong Udoma

The new U.S. Transportation Secretary used a visit to Connecticut today on Monday to urge Congress to support a $40 billion plan to improve rail transportation. The plan is contained in President Obama's 2014 federal budget proposal. It's the secretary's first visit to a state since he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate last month.


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George Zimmerman Trial
8:48 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Conn. House Speaker wants to review state self-defense laws

Connecticut House Speaker Brendan Sharkey says he wants to take a look at the state's self-defense laws to make sure a situation like the deadly shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin can't happen in Connecticut.


Zedillo lawsuit
6:39 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Court throws out charges related to massacre for former Mexican president, now a Yale prof

Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon in 2013
Credit (Copyright by World Economic Forum. . swiss-image.ch/Photo Michael Wuertenberg)

A U.S. District Court in Hartford, Connecticut threw out a lawsuit late last week against former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo. The lawsuit accused Zedillo, who is now a professor at Yale University, of crimes against humanity. An attorney for the plaintiffs in the case says he plans to appeal the decision.

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