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Lori Mack

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Lori is a reporter for WNPR.

She came to WNPR after working as News Operations Coordinator for WCBS Radio in New York City, covering stories for one of the nation's largest AM news stations. She went on to work as a reporter and afternoon news anchor with WWYZ and WATR in Waterbury, Connecticut. Lori also helped to start a morning drive show for the Fox News Radio Network in New York.

She lives in Branford with her daughter.

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Connecticut businesses are facing some interesting challenges around how to deal with employees who use legal medical marijuana.

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Bump stocks are now banned in Connecticut. That’s the attachment that makes a semi-automatic weapon fire nearly as fast as a fully-automatic machine gun.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, just hours after the judge and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified.

Joining us now to discuss Thursday's hearings is Adrienne Fulco -- she's an associate professor of legal and policy studies at Trinity College in Hartford.

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Connecticut voters support reducing the prison population and investing in rehabilitation instead of incarceration. That’s according to a new poll released Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut.

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Yale University law students staged a sit-in at the school Monday, and also sent a delegation to Washington D.C. They were calling for an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a Yale undergrad and law school alumnus. 

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A coalition of New Haven high school and college students staged a walkout Thursday in support of Nelson Pinos. He’s the Ecuadorian husband and father of three who took sanctuary in a city church nearly a year ago to avoid deportation.

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Cybersecurity threats to Connecticut’s public utilities are growing in volume and becoming more sophisticated. That’s according to a new report released Tuesday.

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Nearly 200 employees at a United Technologies Aerospace Systems plant in Cheshire went on strike Monday, after negotiations over a new contract failed to reach agreement on wage and benefit levels.

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A settlement has been reached in a three year-old lawsuit accusing East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo, Jr. of sexually harassing a former town employee. Francine Carbone filed the lawsuit in 2015 claiming she was continually subjected to inappropriate remarks and obscene gestures by Maturo. 

Graduate Max Johnson, New Haven Mayor Toni Harp, Governor Dannel Malloy.
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A San Francisco-based software engineering school is opening a new location in Connecticut. 

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Firefighters, police, and medics were among an army of first responders on the New Haven Green last week after reports of people losing consciousness, vomiting, and falling to the ground started streaming in. Crews transported victims to the hospital over 100 times as state and local officials scrambled to figure out what was going on.

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The Addiction Resource Center (ARC) is an interactive website that provides information about substance use disorders as well as local addiction treatment centers and health care providers. 

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The Connecticut State Bond Commission approved funding for several community health centers in the state last week, including money to expand opioid addiction treatment at one facility in New Haven. 

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Layoff notices went out Wednesday to 37 New Haven school staff members in the face of a budget deficit.

Most of the pink slips went to guidance counselors. Also laid off were several classroom teachers, library media specialists, and physical education teachers.

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Police departments across the country, including New Haven, report that they’re seeing a rise in internet-related crimes. One officer even took a literary approach to the problem.

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