Watch: Lamont, Griebel, Stefanowski In Gubernatorial Debate

Republican Bob Stefanowski, Democrat Ned Lamont, and petitioning candidate Oz Griebel will appear at the Infinity Music Hall & Bistro in Hartford on Thursday for a debate sponsored by the Connecticut Broadcasters Association and moderated by Connecticut Public Radio's John Dankosky.

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In LI Congressional Races, GOP Holds Massive Fundraising Edge

The Democratic challengers in two of Long Island’s midterm congressional campaigns are facing steep fundraising obstacles. While the Democratic challengers have raised more money over the past three months, the Republican incumbents hold a big financial advantage.

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After 50 Years On 'Sesame Street,' The Voice Of Big Bird And Oscar Is Retiring It's the end of an era on Sesame Street : The man who has given voice and life to Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch for nearly 50 years is hanging up his big orange legs. Caroll Spinney, 84, has performed the roles since the show's very first episode in 1969. He had met Jim Henson at a puppetry festival in 1962, and Henson invited him to be a part of this new show he was creating. "He said, 'Why don't you come...

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The state Senate races are among the closest contests in New York on November 6. Democrats need just one seat to take the majority away from Republicans. Spending on the races is growing intense, and accusations are flying.

The Trump administration is celebrating a drop in the nation's greenhouse gas emissions last year, even as the president himself continues to challenge the scientific understanding of climate change.

The Environmental Protection Agency says U.S. production of heat-trapping gases was 2.7 percent lower in 2017 than the previous year. Despite the improvement, independent analysts say the country is likely to fall far short of the pollution controls needed to rein in global warming.

The 2018 elections could see the highest turnout for a midterm since the mid-1960s, another time of cultural and social upheaval.

"It's probably going to be a turnout rate that most people have never experienced in their lives for a midterm election," Michael McDonald, a professor at the University of Florida who studies turnout and maintains a turnout database, told NPR.

Health insurance wasn't available through his job, so Jose Nuñez turned to Medicaid, the nation's public insurance program that assists 75 million low-income Americans.

Like most people on Medicaid, the Los Angeles trucker was assigned to a private insurance company that coordinated his medical visits and treatment in exchange for receiving a set fee per month — an arrangement known as managed care.

Steve Penny, the former president of USA Gymnastics who has been accused of covering up sexual abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar, was arrested Wednesday over allegations that he tampered with evidence related to a Nassar investigation.

If convicted, Penny could receive two to 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

He was arrested in Gatlinburg, Tenn., after a Texas indictment dated Sept. 28 called for his arrest.

Entering the White House as a foreign policy novice, Jared Kushner has leaned on his personal rapport with foreign government leaders to help push the Trump administration's goals.

Before joining the White House, Kushner was a real estate investor in New York City, where personal relationships can help cement deals. But that approach is now being put to the test in light of the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Turkey more than two weeks ago.

Flanagan Goes After NYSUT On Campaign Spending

Oct 17, 2018
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New York Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan has called the New York State United Teachers among the “forces of evil” for its campaign effort to end Republican control of the state Senate.

Bridgeport Teacher Wins Connecticut Teacher Of The Year

Oct 17, 2018
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A woman who has taught music in the Bridgeport, Connecticut, schools since 1983 has been honored as Connecticut's Teacher of the Year.

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In the race for an open seat in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District, Democratic candidate Jahana Hayes reports in her latest Federal Election Commission filing that she raised $800,000. Her Republican opponent, Manny Santos, has not reported raising any money since July.  

The two major-party candidates in this year’s gubernatorial election are not accepting public financing.

Instead, both opted to make multi-million dollar contributions to their own campaigns. But self financing a run for governor doesn’t mean forgoing money from supporters all over the state. Even if those contributions, in comparison to overall campaign cash, are small.


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