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Student Loans
10:18 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Blumenthal says student loan bill isn't fair to students

US Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut says he opposes a bill emerging in Congress that would tie federal student loan interest rates to the rates on ten year treasury notes. Blumenthal says the bill is not fair to students.


George Zimmerman Trial
11:41 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Protests in Bridgeport over Zimmerman verdict

Crowd at the Federal Building in Downtown Bridgeport
Credit Tarice Gray

About 100 people gathered in Bridgeport, Connecticut to protest the outcome of the George Zimmerman trial and mourn the death of Trayvon Martin.

Education
11:35 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Conn. Supreme Court agrees to hear Bridgeport school superintendent appeal

Bridgeport Board of Education Chairman Kenneth Moales
Credit Ebong Udoma

The Connecticut Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal on whether the superintendent of schools in the state's largest city is qualified for the job under state law. The court took no action as to whether Paul Vallas can remain Bridgeport Schools Superintendent while the case is being decided. This has created uncertainty as school officials prepare for the new school year.

Government
11:24 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Norwalk, Conn. debates building in a floodplain

Paula Sanchez, 55, of Norwalk at her home in Washington Village.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

The frequency of severe storms is putting new scrutiny on whether to build in coastal, flood-prone areas. That question faces not just private builders, but public officials like the city leaders in Norwalk, Connecticut, a city on Long Island sound. They're hoping to upgrade an old public housing project, using federal dollars.

Government
11:04 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Sen. Duff on the budget, energy and downtown redevelopment

State Senator Bob Duff

WSHU's Bill Buchner recently sat down with Norwalk and Darien Democratic State Senator Bob Duff, and discussed topics ranging from the state budget to re-development in Norwalk. Bill asked the Senator for his reaction to the claim, by Republican legislators, that they were left out of the budget planning process.

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