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Harriet Jones

Managing Editor

Harriet Jones is Managing Editor for WNPR, overseeing the coverage of daily stories from our busy newsroom.

She also reports on all aspects of the business world for WNPR. She's covered such diverse issues as the threat to close Connecticut's submarine base, the sub prime mortgage crisis and the impact of casinos on the state.

In 2011, she created WNPR's Small Business Project as a way to tell stories about the companies that make up 90 percent of our economy, but often get overlooked in the media.

She is the winner of an Edward R. Murrow award for her reporting on Connecticut's 2010 floods.

Harriet joined WNPR in October 2000 as Morning Edition producer and reporter. Born in Scotland, she worked for the BBC for much of her early career.

She was news director at Scotland's largest commercial radio station, ScotFM, and was lucky enough to cover that country's two biggest political events in 300 years - the referendum which delivered a new parliament, and the subsequent elections.

She has also taught broadcasting for the BBC at some of their international schools in Eastern Europe, delivering courses to journalists in Romania, Albania and Bosnia.

Harriet lives in Stonington with her husband, Bob Statchen, and their three children.

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Several Connecticut outlets joined hundreds of papers around the country in publishing editorials Thursday promoting the freedom of the press - pushing back against President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media. 

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Connecticut is receiving a $10 million grant that will be used to increase access to care for people with substance abuse and mental health disorders.

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Every Democratic member of the Senate Judiciary Committee has joined in making a Freedom of Information Act request for records related to the career of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. 

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Connecticut’s U.S. senators are co-sponsoring legislation to block the availability of downloadable blueprints for the creation of plastic guns. A temporary injunction is currently preventing access to the blueprints, which a Texas group, Defense Distributed, wants to make available.

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A federal judge has issued an injunction temporarily halting the distribution of blueprints to build plastic guns with 3D printers. The ruling came in a case argued by Connecticut and seven other states. Success in court followed the failure of a bill introduced by Democrats in the U.S. Senate to try to block the release of blueprints that demonstrate how to produce the untraceable weapons. 

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Senator Richard Blumenthal has introduced a resolution in the Senate calling on the government to declassify and release documents related to 9/11. Families of the victims of the massacre believe the documents will show the true extent of the government investigation into the hijackers’ ties to sponsors in Saudi Arabia.

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Connecticut's employment market performed strongly in June, with the state adding a net 6,100 jobs in the month, according to a preliminary survey.

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Small and midsize Connecticut aerospace companies are once again planning to make their presence felt at Europe’s largest air show this summer. 

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Hartford's Colt Park has received a $750,000 federal grant to undertake extensive renovations. The money will be matched by funds kicked in by the city and the state of Connecticut.

Paolo Zialcita / Connecticut Public Radio

Public sector unions in Connecticut say they expect to lose between five and ten percent of their membership in the wake of a Supreme Court decision that allows workers to opt out of paying dues. 

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Three members of Connecticut's congressional delegation have been denied access to visit migrant children being cared for in the state on behalf of the federal Department Health and Human Services.

Harriet Jones / Connecticut Public Radio

People in several cities around Connecticut joined a day of action Saturday to protest the federal government’s continued separation of migrant families. 

Paolo Zialcita / Connecticut Public Radio

Connecticut union organizers say they’ll persevere in the face of a stinging defeat at the Supreme Court.

Ryan Caron King / Connecticut Public Radio

Both Connecticut’s U.S. senators are urging Democrats to resist the appointment of a new Supreme Court justice until after November’s elections.

Senator Richard Blumenthal, center, with New Mexico Senators Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall.
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Several members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation are calling on the Trump administration to step up efforts to reunite families separated as they crossed the southern U.S. border. 

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