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State opposes recognition of tribes
11:23 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Federal rule change raises questions about tribal recognition in Conn.

Golden Hill Paugussett Clan Mother Shoran Piper and her children at the Trumbull Reservation, the smallest Native American reservation in the U.S.
Credit Davis Dunavin

Native American tribes who have been denied federal recognition might have another chance under proposed new rules from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. But those new rules come with a clause that leaves tribes in Connecticut unsure if they’ll ever be recognized.  It has reopened an old debate between the state of Connecticut, homeowners and tribes.

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Gun control debate
7:46 am
Mon July 14, 2014

National campaign urges Senators to reconsider vote against background checks

A new national campaign is urging eight U.S. Senators who voted against universal background checks for gun purchases to reconsider.  Gun control advocates in Greenwich, Connecticut are asking people to send postcards to the Senators.

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Ash trees in region are vulnerable
12:29 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Scientists get ready to battle a tiny killer of trees: Emerald ash borer

Entomologist Claire Rutledge finds an emerald ash borer's tracks on a tree in Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden, Connecticut.
Credit Davis Dunavin

Arborists in Connecticut are getting ready for another summer battling the emerald ash borer. They're beetles that kill trees, and they’ve been spreading across the state since 2012.

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Mental Health
10:12 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Conn. holds last of six forums on children's mental health plan

Mental health experts, advocates and parents spoke at the last  of six Connecticut community forums on children’s mental health in Stamford on Tuesday. The speakers hope their testimony will help direct a new plan being developed by the state’s Department of Children and Families.

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Allegedly wanted to hide she wasn't to be a grad
6:07 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Quinnipiac dropout allegedly called in bomb threat at commencement

A former Quinnipiac University student is facing charges after police say she phoned in bomb threats before the university’s graduation ceremony Sunday. Police say she didn't want her family to find out she wasn't graduating.

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