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28 min ago | WWLP

Metro-North officials to meet with Conn. commuters

Connecticut commuters expect to hear from Metro-North officials about the commuter railroad's 100-day improvement plan.

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1 hr ago | Patch.com

Tractor Trailer Accident in Windsor Shuts Down I-91 SB

A tractor trailer accident on I-91 southbound between Exits 37 and 36 shut down the left and right lanes, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

CBS Local

Conn. Launches Cybersecurity Plan To Keep Utilities Safe From Attack

As WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported, the state chairman leading the effort comes with a solid intelligence background.

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Ctnewsjunkie.com

Settlement Would Require State To Hire 35 More Workers

Under a settlement agreement reached last week in a federal lawsuit, the Connecticut General Assembly will be asked to add 35 positions to the Department of Social Services budget to help process Medicaid applications.

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Ctnewsjunkie.com

Union Official Rolls Eyes, Sparks Contract Debate

It wasn't collective bargaining policy that provoked a dispute between legislative Republicans and a union official during a Tuesday hearing - it was a roll of the eyes.

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WVNY

Vermont Senate Backs GMO Labeling Bill

The State Senate gave preliminary approval to H.112 Tuesday, a bill that would require genetically modified foods to be labeled.

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WGBH

In Connecticut, An Obama Campaign Replay

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy greets President Obama March 5 upon his arrival at Bradley Air National Guard Base in East Granby, Conn., before the president traveled to the Hartford area to highlight the importance of raising the minimum wage.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Newtown, CT

The Danbury Daily Voice

Crash Slows Traffic On Merritt Parkway Through Stamford

A two-car crash on the southbound Merritt Parkway was slowing traffic in both directions on Monday evening in Stamford, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Regulators: No interruption after utilities hacked

Security challenges are constantly evolving and "becoming more sophisticated and nefarious" and the ability of utilities to detect and stop penetration must constantly improve, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority said in its report to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

CBS 3 Springfield

Connecticut hopes to sell riders on bus-only route

A half-billion-dollar bus-only corridor in central Connecticut is nearly a year away from opening, but officials are already trying to persuade commuters to leave their cars at home.

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I-Newswire.com

New KBE Building Corp. Scholarship Helping Connecticut Students Build Strong Construction Careers

To help Connecticut high school students pursue careers in construction and related fields, KBE Building Corporation will award $17,000 in scholarships to 34 students at 17 diploma-granting technical high schools in the state.

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Ctnewsjunkie.com

'Knockout Game' Bill Headed To Senate

Legislation aimed at discouraging the "knockout game" cleared the Judiciary Committee Monday over opposition from lawmakers who say the unprovoked attacks addressed in the bill are not a problem in Connecticut.

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How the Connecticut Department of Children & Families is failing a trans girl of color

Editor's note: This is a guest contribution from Chase Strangio. Chase is a Staff Attorney with the LGBT & AIDS Project of the American Civil Liberties Union and the co-founder of the Lorena Borjas Community Fund.

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CBS Local

Metro-North Commuters Give Railroad Grade Of D+ In Online Survey

As WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported, more than 600 Metro-North riders took the survey which was posted online by the Commuter Action Group for a week.

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4/14/2014 - Connecticut Senate At Odds Over Genetically Modified Grass Seed

Legislation to ban the sale or use of genetically modified lawn seed in Connecticut won state Senate approval this past week even though GMO grass isn't expected to be available here for at least one to two years, reports the Hartford Courant newspaper .

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Darien News-Review

Column: License plate reader

Connecticut has emerged as a major front in a cynical national campaign to vilify a powerful and effective law enforcement technology.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

News Times

Rowland's "Corrupticut" circus

Media surround attorney Reid Weingarten as Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland leaves federal court in New Haven, Conn., Friday, April 11, 2014, where he pleaded not guilty to federal charges from a seven-count indictment alleging campaign-finance-fraud charges in connection with $35,000 in laundered consultant money.

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Washington Examiner

Conn. biologist joins international salmon group

President Barack Obama has appointed a senior biologist at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection as commissioner of the Council of North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization.

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Boston.com

Ohio begins pushback against college player unions

State pushback against a movement to unionize college athletes has begun in Ohio, the football-loving heart of a heated anti-labor campaign in 2011 and home to one of America's highest-grossing collegiate franchises, the Ohio State Buckeyes.

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Bellingham Herald

Ohio begins pushback against college player unions

In this Aug. 30, 2013 file photo, Ohio State football players train in the strength and conditioning room at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

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