Davis Dunavin

Reporter

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He fell in love with sound-rich radio storytelling while working as an assistant reporter at KBIA public radio in Columbia, Missouri. Before coming back to radio, he worked in digital journalism as the editor of Newtown Patch. As a freelance reporter, his work for WSHU aired nationally on NPR. Davis is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism; he started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

The 2018 MacArthur "Genius" grants have been announced. Six of the 25 fellows have connections to Yale University, and two are current New Haven residents.

Sandy Hook Promise

A lesson plan designed by a Newtown, Connecticut-based advocacy group to prevent school shootings will be part of school curricula in ten states starting this week.

Jessica Hill / AP

Connecticut’s two federally recognized Native American tribes say they’re disappointed by a ruling that puts a hitch in their plan to open a new casino in East Windsor, but they’ll keep pushing for the project.

Jose Luis Magana / AP

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart has vetoed a proposal to rename a street named for the father of disgraced Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. She accused local Democrats of trying to rewrite history and score cheap political points.

Rick Bowmer / AP

It’s been one year since the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada — the deadliest shooting in modern American history. Bump stocks, which allow guns to fire hundreds of rounds per minute, were used in that shooting. A ban on those enhancements took effect Monday in Connecticut.

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