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Book: "No Holds Barred"
5:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

A closer look at the McMahon v Murphy 2012 Conn. senate race

The 2012 U.S. Senate race in Connecticut was one of the most expensive senate campaigns in the country that year. Sacred Heart University political science professor Gary Rose has written a new book about the race called “No Holds Barred.”  The book begins with U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman making a historic announcement that he would not seek another term, opening up the senate seat in Connecticut. The exceptionally hard-fought senatorial campaign was eventually won by the Democrat, Chris Murphy, who defeated Linda McMahon. She serves on the Board of Trustees of Sacred Heart University.

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"many of them can't hold a pencil"
10:43 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

NYS groups push testing ban for very young students

A coalition of unions and government reform groups are calling for a ban on standardized testing for New York’s school  children in second grade and younger. 

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UConn students allege discrimination
8:56 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Conn. lawmakers hold hearing on sexual assault at colleges, universities

UConn Police Chief Barbara O'Connor, left, and Elizabeth Conklin, UConn's Title IX coordinator, right, listen to testimony from four women who say they were victims of sexual assaults while students at UConn at the Legislative Office Building, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Hartford, Conn. The four women have filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the school.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Connecticut lawmakers held a hearing on Wednesday about sexual assault prevention and response procedures at colleges and universities in the state. The hearing was prompted by a recent federal complaint against the University of Connecticut.

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Education
6:23 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

NY teacher of year complains about student testing at hearing

At a Senate hearing on New York state’s new Common Core educational standards Wednesday, teachers, principals and Senators themselves complained that the implementation has been dysfunctional. 

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3/4 of a million tickets in 2011
5:39 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Red light cameras reducing accidents 40%

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A lot of Long Islanders have gotten tickets for ignoring red lights.   

There were nearly 740,000 citations in 2011, the last year for which data is available.  That's one in three drivers. 

The cameras have resulted in some $30 million dollars a year in revenue for both Suffolk and Nassau counties. Connecticut has flirted with the idea of installing red light cameras, but none so far.  

WSHU recently had a looked at the data behind the cameras on Long Island and reports that,  though people may resent paying the fine, they do make intersections safer.  

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