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Voters see the economy as being in bad shape
6:32 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Conn campaign for governor is expected to focus on the state's sluggish economic recovery

Conn Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley with supporters at the Villa Rosa Pontelandolfo Club in Waterbury celebrating his win over state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney on primary night Aug. 12th 2014.
Credit Ebong Udoma

With Connecticut Republicans now having chosen their gubernatorial candidate, political analysts say the state’s sluggish economy will likely be the dominant issue in this year's rematch between Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and Republican businessman Tom Foley.

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Election 2014
9:25 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Foley wins GOP primary; Conn. Republicans united in rematch against Malloy

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley, center, speaks to supporters as his wife Leslie, right, looks on after defeating John McKinney in the Republican primary for Connecticut governor, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Waterbury, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hil

Connecticut Republicans have given Greenwich businessman Tom Foley a second opportunity to run against Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy.

The former U.S. ambassador to Ireland defeated state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney in Tuesday's GOP primary in unofficial returns.

Foley was endorsed by the GOP and had been favored to win the match-up against the lesser-known McKinney, a 16-year veteran of the General Assembly from Fairfield.

Foley's victory sets up a rematch with Malloy, who won his first term by narrowly defeating Foley in 2010.

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Hundreds Now Nesting In Connecticut
4:55 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Once devastated, ospreys now thrive in Long Island Sound

An Osprey brings fish back to its young on its nest in Fairfield, Connecticut. Ospreys generally mate for life.
Credit Anastasia Zinkerman

Ospreys are majestic birds of prey that live along Long Island Sound.

You might see them flying back to their nests high up on platforms—a fish dangling from the talons of their long legs, they glide in on wide wings to feed their young.

But forty years ago, you would’ve had almost no chance to see these eagle-like birds with their 5-foot wingspans.

WSHU's Mark Herz went to the Connecticut Audubon Society in Milford to find out how that happened, and how they’re doing now. 

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Business
4:29 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

LI tech companies having trouble finding talent

Companies set up tables to display their products to potential investors and employees at Launchpad LI's Tech Day in Huntington. Launchpad LI is an incubator, business accelerator, and coworking community space on Long Island.
Credit Gabrielle Fonrouge

Long Island technology companies gathered in Huntington on Tuesday at an event called Tech Day. The businesses were in search of talent and investors.

BluChip SEO is an internet marketing startup based in Smithtown. The company's managing partner, Harold German, came out to Long Island tech day to attract new talent.

“Over the past ten to fifteen years, there has been sort of a talent exodus of 18-34 year olds," German said. "that is concerning because we have a need here for local businesses to be optimized.”

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Low turnout expected in the Conn GOP primary
5:28 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

The outcome of the Conn GOP gubernatorial primary might depend on turnout

In this Monday, July 28, 2014 photo, Tom Foley, the endorsed Republican candidate for Connecticut governor campaigns, center, talks with New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart, left, and her chief of staff John Healey, right, in New Britain, Conn. Foley is running against Republican John McKinney in Connecticut's Aug. 12 primary for governor.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

There are estimates that less than 20 percent of the 430,000 registered Republicans in Connecticut will show up in tomorrow’s state GOP gubernatorial primary. The contest is between party-endorsed candidate Greenwich businessman Tom Foley and challenger state Senate Minority leader John McKinney of Fairfield.

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