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Black students improve scores in all areas
6:21 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

86 percent of Conn. class of 2014 took the SAT

About 86 percent of Connecticut’s high school graduating class of 2014 took the SAT exam.  That’s according to a new report from the College Board, which created and administers the test.

That SAT participation rate is a slight increase over the class of 2013. Participation rates grew more sharply for black and Hispanic students in the state.

Connecticut’s average scores in writing and math dipped slightly from 2013, while reading scores reading scores stayed flat.

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Election 2014
4:21 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Foley questions why Malloy is not appearing at Greenwich fundraiser

President Barack Obama is visiting Greenwich, Conn., on Tuesday evening to headline a fundraiser for U.S. Senate Democrats. Connecticut's U.S. senators will be there, but Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy will not.

Tom Foley, the Greenwich businessman challenging Malloy, questions why Malloy is not appearing at the $10,000 per person fundraising dinner with Obama.

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Election 2014
6:51 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

N.J. Gov. Christie gives Republican Foley campaign help

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie stumping for Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley in Trumbull, Conn. Behind him are Newtown First Selectman Patricia Llorda and Foley's running mate Heather Somers.
Credit Ebong Udoma

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie campaigned in Connecticut on Monday to rally support for Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley. Christie spoke to Foley supporters at Foley’s campaign headquarters in Trumbull.

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Government
11:45 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Conn. lawmakers considering regulation of drones

This Feb. 1, 2014 photo, taken by a camera mounted on a drone aircraft and provided by Pedro Rivera, shows an auto that crashed into a building in Hartford, Conn. Rivera filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, alleging that Hartford police officers violated his rights by demanding he stop using the aircraft to record images of the wreck.
Credit AP Photo/Pedro Rivera

Connecticut lawmakers are scheduled to hold a public hearing this week, as they attempt to draft regulations for the use of drones.

States are limited in how they can regulate unmanned aircrafts. That's because national airspace is under the jurisdiction of the  Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA is currently working on its own regulations for drones, but states can restrict how police and other government employees use drones.

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Election 2014
4:47 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Foley calls for a truce on personal attacks in Conn. gov's race

In these Oct. 2, 2014, file photos, Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley, left, and incumbent Democrat Gov. Dannel Malloy, right, speak during a live televised debate at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy's campaign is brushing aside an offer of a truce on personal attacks from his Republican opponent, Greenwich businessman Tom Foley.

During a contentious televised debate on Thursday night, Foley questioned Malloy's integrity, saying the governor had been investigated for corruption when he was mayor of Stamford. Malloy responded by questioning Foley’s business ethics and claiming that Foley had lied to the FBI about a 1981 car crash that had involved Foley spending a night in jail.

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