Ebong Udoma, WSHU’s senior political reporter, recently met Leymah Gbowee, the Liberian peace activist, when she was in Connecticut for the PeaceJam event at Western Connecticut State University. Gbowee received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for leading the women’s movement that helped end Liberia’s second civil war.
In Connecticut, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump has launched an unconventional campaign to be governor of the state. Joe Visconti wants to be the GOP’s nominee for Connecticut governor in 2018 without going to the party convention.
Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, the mayor of Connecticut’s largest city, is considering a run for governor in 2018, but he might not be able to receive public funds because he’s a convicted felon. A state election panel is considering Ganim’s case.
Two combat veterans from Connecticut are the lead plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Army. They say an army review board failed to consider post-traumatic stress disorder when it decided not to upgrade their less-than-honorable discharges. The Yale Law Clinic filed the suit Monday in New Haven.