Connecticut

Blumenthal Pushes Obama to Pass Terrorism Bill

Sep 13, 2016
J. Scott Applewhite / AP

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., wants President Obama to sign into law legislation that would allow U.S. citizens to sue countries for supporting terrorism.

Patrick Comins / Audubon Connecticut

A tiny sparrow that lives in salt marshes from Maine to Virginia could be the new “poster child” for our changing coastal habitat. Experts say rising sea levels make the bird’s future uncertain, and it may spell the first sign of danger to an entire ecosystem.

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Although two-thirds of Connecticut businesses showed a profit last year, fewer than half plan to make job-creating investments in the state, according to a recent survey from the state’s largest business group, the Connecticut Business and Industry Association.

Robert F. Bukaty / AP

The latest proposed site for a permanent memorial to the Sandy Hook school shooting victims has been rejected because planners say it is too close to a nearby hunting and fishing club.

White House Honors Bridgeport Math Teacher

Sep 9, 2016

Eighth grade math teacher Elizabeth Capasso was at the White House on Friday. She was honored for her outstanding teaching at Jettie S. Tisdale School in Bridgeport.

Capasso is one of 213 math and science teachers around the country to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence this year.

She spoke with WSHU’s Bill Buchner about the honor and her experiences as a teacher at the Tisdale School.

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