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Government
10:55 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Federal government seeks buyer for Conn. lighthouse

Penfield Reef Lighthouse
Credit Coast Guard

A 139-year-old lighthouse in Long Island Sound is for sale, but a buyer has yet to step forward.

Newtown
10:45 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Newtown families criticize distribution of donated funds

Newtown resident Yolie Moreno speaking at the meeting

After the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut in December, millions of dollars were donated to the families of the victims of that tragedy. And much of that money has yet to be distributed. That process has led to complaints from families of the victims.


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Conn. exports to Europe
10:39 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Murphy says European trade negotiations could help Conn. exports

Senator Chris Murphy in Bridgeport, Conn. on Monday
Credit Craig LeMoult

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut hosted a forum Monday with representatives of European governments and Connecticut companies to discuss opportunities to export goods and services from the state. The meeting comes shortly after the U.S. and European Union kicked off negotiations for a massive trade agreement across the Atlantic.

Arts
1:53 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Roxana Robinson's newest novel limns Iraq vet's struggles

Conrad Farrell is just home from Iraq. A 26-year-old graduate of Williams College, he had surprised his family when he joined the Marines. Now he's surprised at how impossible life seems back home.

Conrad is the protagonist of Roxana Robinson's newest novel Sparta. WSHU's Mark Herz spoke to her about it.


Education
10:19 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Connecticut schools transitioning to higher test standards

Connecticut schools are in a transitional period right now, one that could be confusing for teachers and students. Schools are choosing between older standardized tests and newer ones with higher standards.


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