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Superstorm Sandy federal assistance
3:30 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Four centers for federal housing assistance for Superstorm Sandy open in Conn.

On Wednesday, Connecticut Governor Malloy announced the opening of four intake centers in the state  to help homeowners apply for disaster assistance from super storm Sandy. The centers are in Norwalk, Milford, Fairfield and East Haven. The state Department of Housing is distributing $30 million in federal relief assistance for homeowners not covered by insurance or FEMA. Housing Commissioner Evonne Klein  says if residents have any questions they should visit a center.

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New Haven Mayoral Race
9:54 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Harp, Elicker debate

Connecticut State Senator Toni Harp (left), New Haven Alderman Justin Elicker (right) at Gateway Community College for Monday night's debate.
Credit Melinda Tuhus

Connecticut State Senator Toni Harp, who won the Democratic primary for mayor of New Haven in September, faced one of her primary opponents again in a raucous public debate on Monday night.

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National Governors Conference summit
3:16 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Malloy and other governors focus on workforce training

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin in Stamford on Tuesday.
Credit Craig LeMoult

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin launched a year-long initiative Tuesday to improve education and workforce training. The governors spoke at a summit in Stamford organized by the National Governors Association.

 

 

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Students allege discrimination
9:52 am
Tue October 22, 2013

7 women file complaint against UConn over sexual assaults

Attorney Gloria Allred, right, hugs University of Connecticut student Rose Richi, left, at a news conference in Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in Hartford, Conn.
Credit (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Seven women who say they were victims of sexual assaults while students at the University of Connecticut have filed a federal discrimination complaint against the school.

Attorney Gloria Allred says Monday's complaint to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights alleges the school failed to do enough in response to the women's allegations.

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Male Breast Cancer Awareness
9:05 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Documentary highlights struggle for men with breast cancer

Bob DeVito and Bill Becker
Times Like These film project

This month is unofficially known as Pinktober as organizations raise awareness and money for women with breast cancer. But the pink image doesn't show the full picture.

Breast Cancer is not a gender specific disease.  The American Cancer Society estimates that over 2,200 men across the country will be diagnosed this year. And because typically men are diagnosed at a later stage, men succumb to the disease at a higher rate than women.

In an effort to save lives, two men with breast cancer in Connecticut are advocating for more  awareness and research. 

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