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5:33 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

National political figures coming to Conn.

In these Oct. 2, 2014 file photos, Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley, left, and incumbent Democrat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, right, speak during a live televised debate at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn. The two men will face off in the Nov. 4 general election.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File

A number of national political figures, including President Barack Obama, are coming to Connecticut this week to help in the state’s close race for governor. Former President Bill Clinton will make an appearance with Gov. Dannel Malloy at a rally in Hartford tonight, and Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana is expected to make an appearance with Republican challenger Tom Foley on Friday.

This raises the profile of one of the closest races for governor in the country this year, according to UConn Political Science Professor Ronald Schurin.

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Private insurance may not participate
9:04 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Conn. considers pooling public & private funds for children's mental health

The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut in Stamford does fundraising so it can subsidize care for privately insured patients
Credit Craig LeMoult

After the Sandy Hook shooting, the Connecticut legislature called for a report on what should be done to improve mental health care for children in the state. That report came out recently, and  it includes a proposal to significantly change the kind of care people with private insurance can get.

Dawn Schneider of Stamford says she knew early on that something was different about her son Curtis from the severity of his tantrums. By the time he was four, Curtis was having ideas about suicide.

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clash of competing styles of architecture
1:56 pm
Sun October 12, 2014

The roof: an architectural divide in the Hamptons

  Caught between federal flood guidelines and local height restrictions, an emotional debate is stirring over the shape of roofs in the Hamptons. The controversy spawned a lawsuit in the village of Southampton that pits the iconic Hamptons cottage against more efficient modern designs.

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Election 2014
11:15 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Conn. 5th District GOP candidate Greenberg disagrees with the NRA on background checks

Democratic US Rep Elizabeth Esty and Republican challenger Mark Greenberg at the 5th Congressional District debate at the Portuguese Cultural Center in Danbury, Conn., on Thursday October 9, 2014.
Credit Ebong Udoma

A Connecticut Republican endorsed by the National Rifle Association says he disagrees with the NRA’s position on universal background checks for gun purchases.  Mark Greenberg said this in a debate with Democrat Elizabeth Esty, who he’s trying to unseat in the 5th Congressional District.  

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Election 2014
8:24 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Malloy, Foley debate for the 4th time

Incumbent Democrat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, left, and Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley look at one another during an exchange about gun laws during a debate Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Hartford, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley met for their fourth debate of this election season. Things got personal for the gubernatorial candidates once again.

In recent debates, Malloy has questioned Foley’s business ethics and claimed that Foley had lied to the FBI about a 1981 car crash, that had involved Foley spending a night in jail. Foley has questioned Malloy’s integrity, saying voters can't trust him because he was investigated for corruption when he was mayor of Stamford.

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