Davis Dunavin

Reporter

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He fell in love with sound-rich radio storytelling while working as an assistant reporter at KBIA public radio in Columbia, Missouri. Before coming back to radio, he worked in digital journalism as the editor of Newtown Patch. As a freelance reporter, his work for WSHU aired nationally on NPR. Davis is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism; he started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.

Johnathon Henninger

 

Republicans in Connecticut have picked up three new seats in the state Senate. That means the state Senate is now tied, and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman will have to serve as a tiebreaker.

 

 

The GOP picked up seats in Stonington, Meriden and Woodbridge, areas that had long been represented by Democrats. Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano says it shows Connecticut voters are ready for change.

 

 

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The U.S. Department of Justice says there are observers from its Civil Rights Division monitoring polls today in seven jurisdictions in Connecticut and three in New York. DOJ monitors are also in 26 other states.

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An abandoned century-old castle on a wooded hilltop in Danbury could be converted into a garden if the city’s voters approve a bond package on Tuesday. Hearthstone Castle has been slowly deteriorating for years, even as groups have fought to save it.

Linda Bartlett / Courtesy of the National Cancer Institute

Connecticut’s Chief Medical Examiner Dr. James Gill says his office is about to lose its national accreditation because it doesn’t have enough forensic pathologists and other specialists on staff.

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Lauren Danner, a biology teacher from North Branford, has been named Connecticut’s Teacher of the Year for 2017. Lauren Danner has taught at North Branford High School for seven years. She says teaching is her second career.   

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