Richard Blumenthal

Zika Awareness Program Launches In Bridgeport

Jun 21, 2016
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Volunteers in Connecticut’s largest city have been knocking on doors and passing out pamphlets on how to prevent the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal visited Bridgeport on Monday to mark the launch of a new awareness campaign in the city.

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Connecticut’s two U.S. senators renewed their call for Congressional action on gun control measures on Monday in response to Sunday’s mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Office of U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro

The U.S. Government says Connecticut leads the growth of new farms in New England.  

U.S. Department of Agriculture figures show that right now, one in four farm operators in Connecticut are beginning farmers. That’s a 15 percent increase from 2007.

Connecticut Republican Party

In Connecticut former Olympian August Wolf says he'll petition his way onto the Aug. 9 Republican primary ballot for U.S. Senate. Wolf announced on Wednesday that he will attempt to gain over 8,000 signatures by June 7 in order to qualify.

Davis Dunavin

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Representative Joe Courtney of Connecticut are asking Congress to approve $600 million to respond to what they call a growing epidemic of heroin and opiate abuse.

Blumenthal likened heroin and opiate addiction to a natural disaster, like a hurricane. That got nods from other speakers at the forum.

“We need a state of emergency," said Tammy De La Cruz of Community Speaks Out, a drug addiction advocacy group. "People are dying in droves. We need to save people. This is a state of emergency.”

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