CONNECTICUT

Coverage of Connecticut from New England Public Radio, NPR, and other NPR stations.

The Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford.
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Connecticut lawmakers have failed to update the state's sexual harassment and assault laws, despite momentum from the #MeToo movement. 

John Adams Courthouse, home of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
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In court Tuesday, federal judge Mark Wolf accused the Department of Homeland Security of breaking its own rules by holding immigrants who are married or engaged to American citizens for extended periods without notifying them of their right to a hearing or notifying their attorneys.

Connecticut is poised to commit its electoral votes to whichever U.S. presidential candidate wins the nation's popular vote — regardless of who wins the state.

By embracing the plan, Connecticut's General Assembly gave new momentum to a push to change the way Americans elect their president.

Connecticut has a new Cybersecurity Action Plan. It provides principles on how businesses, state agencies, towns, law enforcement, and higher education can build a response to cybersecurity threats.

In a stunning reversal, the Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday vacated Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder conviction and ordered a new trial in connection with the 1975 killing of his 15-year-old neighbor, Martha Moxley, in Greenwich.

State police say nine officers were injured and one person is dead following an explosion at a home in North Haven Wednesday night.

A bill protecting turtles in Connecticut has unanimously passed the House. The legislation seeks to carve out conservations for snapping turtles and red-eared sliders.

The Connecticut Commission on Women, Children and Seniors held a forum on Monday on the impact legal marijuana would have on the state. The forum in Hartford brought together former government officials, medical professionals and tax experts from around the country.

The Capital Region Development Authority has opened the bidding process for the sale of Hartford’s XL Center.

The activated sludge system, the "heart of the water treatment plant," at Springfield Water and Sewer, where wastewater is treated before going into the Connecticut River, in  2017.
Ryan Caron King / WNPR

A draft water pollution permit for a regional wastewater treatment plant on the Connecticut River in Springfield, Massachusetts, is now back in the hands of the Environmental Protection Agency. 

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