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U.S. names Conn. official to lead Obamacare marketplace

The Obama administration on Tuesday named the head of Connecticut's state health exchange, Kevin Counihan, to oversee the federal marketplace that provides subsidized private health insurance to consumers in 36 states under Obamacare.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Miami Herald

Proposed new Connecticut utility rate draws fight

Consumer advocates and state officials are lining up against a request by Connecticut's largest utility to raise $232 million from a rate increase that would be used to upgrade equipment following destructive storms and toughen systems to prevent outages in the future.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut, Connecticut Light and Power, Energy

New York Daily News

Conn. woman mauled by raccoon after mistaking it for her cat

A Connecticut senior was mauled by a raccoon after she mistook the critter for her cat and went to pet it.

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Naugatuck Daily News

Rebimbas lauds working group

State Rep. Rosa Rebimbas applauded the formation of a legislative public-private working group to study ways to spread the word about Connecticut's Safe Havens law.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Patch.com

Lane Closures on I-95 in Darien, 9 AM to 2 PM Tuesday

Work related to inspecting and evaluating highway bridges will result in lane closures Tuesday, Aug. 26, between Exits 9 and 13 on Interstate 95, the Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced .

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Malloy touts Connecticut's local bridge program

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is trying to pitch his efforts to help municipalities replace and rehabilitate local bridges, contending his administration has done more than previous ones to fund transportation improvement efforts in Connecticut.

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Insurance Journal West

Delay in Connecticut DMV Website Snags Immigrant Licenses

A delayed start in Connecticut's motor vehicles website is causing confusion among some immigrants over how to seek the state's driver's licenses.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

MassLive.com

Connecticut mother charged with leaving toddler in car whie drinking at Bristol bar

Kelsey James was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after allegedly leaving her toddler alone in a car while she drank at a Bristol bar.

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WWLP

Delay in DMV website snags immigrant licenses

A delayed start in a state motor vehicles website is causing confusion among some immigrants over how to seek Connecticut driver's licenses.

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WWLP

Conn. Open sees increase in attendance

Connecticut's professional tennis tournament, on the verge of shutting down a year ago, saw attendance increase this week for the first time since 2005.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

New York Daily News

Conn. cops save tot after allegedly drunken mom falls asleep in car at bar

Connecticut cops found an allegedly drunken Kelsey James, 22, sleeping in the City Sports bar in Bristol just before midnight Friday, CNN reported.

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News Times

If the stories of civil strife over a lost life in suburban St. Louis have brought anything home to government leaders in southwestern Connecticut, it's how quickly a community can break apart without strong local leadership.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Former Lt. Gov. Joe Fauliso dies

Fauliso had been the Senate leader when he became lieutenant governor upon the death of his friend, Gov. Ella T. Grasso, on Dec. 31, 1980.

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WTNH

Caught: Bus drivers breaking the rules

Every day, hundreds of "point to point" buses travel Connecticut roads. You've probably seen them - the large tour buses often offering deals on routes to casinos.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Connecticut Race Centers on Economy

Small-business owner Brian Martin wanted to expand his aerospace-manufacturing business in Manchester, Conn., a few years ago when he came across a new state program tailored for growing companies like his.

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Washington Times

Visconti qualifies to appear on Connecticut ballot

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced Wednesday that Visconti and his running mate, Chester Harris, reached the threshold of 7,500 signatures of registered voters needed to appear as petitioning candidates.

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New Canaan News-Review

Malloy balks at Metro-North budget

Pledging to spare New Haven Line riders a new fare hike, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy demanded Aug. 14 the Metropolitan Transportation Authority explain tens of millions in added costs it expects Connecticut to pay to keep trains running for the next five years.

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The Miami Herald

US: Slow growth seen in Conn., Maine economies

New federal statistics show economic growth in New England has been slowest in Connecticut and Maine since the end of the recession in 2009.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Bill pushes equal pay for women

A male health care worker in Connecticut on average earns almost twice as much as a woman performing the same job.

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Related Topix: Rosa DeLauro, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Boston.com

Conn. man held on $2.5m bail in stabbing death of neice, 1

A Connecticut man accused of killing his 1-year-old niece by slashing her abdomen has been ordered held in $2.5 million bail.

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