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All eight counties in Connecticut have received disaster declarations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a result of ongoing drought conditions.

Survey: Majority of Conn. Voters Plan to Go to Polls

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A new survey from the Public Policy Polling has found that less than half of Connecticut voters are concerned that absentee ballots are not as secure as in-person voting, but more than 80% prefer to visit their polling precincts. 

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Two Republican leaders in the General Assembly have urged Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont to suspend the state’s new police accountability law.

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Here’s the latest on the coronavirus outbreak in the region:

Governor Ned Lamont has relaxed the standards for states to qualify for Connecticut’s COVID-19 travel advisory list.

Now, states with 10 cases per 100,000 people and a 5 percent positive rate will be added to the list. That rule change also prevents Connecticut from ending up on its own list.

Connecticut and New Jersey qualify for New York’s travel advisory list of 43 states. Governor Andrew Cuomo has kept both states off the list because he says it is not practical to limit essential travel that crosses the borders.

Cuomo says non-essential travel between Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania is discouraged.

Black Lives Matter
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says there were a hundred days of violence and destruction in cities across the country this past summer in response to the police killing of George Floyd. A study from the University of Connecticut found that perception is false.