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Residents Clean Up After October Nor'easter Brings Heavy Wind To Connecticut

Over 78,000 homes and businesses in Connecticut lost power after strong winds knocked down trees and power lines Wednesday night.

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Connecticut Health Officials Fear ‘Losing A Whole Generation’ To Vaping

Before electronic cigarettes hit the U.S. market about 10 years ago, Connecticut was making progress in decreasing nicotine use among young people. About one in four teens were smoking cigarettes in 2000, but by 2017, that dropped to only 3.5% of school-aged students statewide, according to state reports.

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Shattered: Finding Life In A Wheelchair After Being Shot

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Kwame Dew, a single father of three, sits in his electric wheelchair during a meeting of the Urban Re-Entry Group.
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Once a week, in the basement auditorium of the MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C., a group of men gather to discuss the various struggles and triumphs of life in a wheelchair.

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It’s been six months since a police officer fatally shot Anthony Jose “Chulo” Vega Cruz after a traffic stop in Wethersfield, Conn.

The 18-year-old’s father, Jose Vega, often walks by the site of the shooting on Wethersfield’s Silas Deane Highway. It’s hard not to — he lives just a block and a half away. 

In New Haven, 225 Missing Reports And An Officer Resigns

Oct 18, 2019
Lori Mack / CT Public Radio

At least ten city cops face potential discipline, and one has already left the force, after top brass discovered that they failed to file hundreds of incident reports on complaints, some as serious as domestic violence.

One officer alone, who has been on the beat since only 2016, allegedly failed to file at least 225 reports.

Adam Hushin / Connecticut Public Radio

Transparency related to a board tasked with overseeing a partnership between the state, a billionaire hedge-fund manager, and his wife is still an issue for lawmakers, even as that board gets together for the first time.

Two blasts devastated a mosque in eastern Afghanistan during Friday prayers, killing at least 62 people and wounding dozens more, according to the local government in Nangarhar province.

There has been no claim of responsibility so far. Afghan outlet TOLOnews reports, "The Taliban has denied responsibility for the blasts."

Updated at 4:32 p.m. ET

A U.S.-brokered deal with Turkey to pause its campaign against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria appears to be largely holding on its first day, though there have been reports of continue Turkish shelling in a key border town, Ras al-Ain.

The region's largest dairy cooperative will impose a new pricing system in January in an effort to curb excess milk production.

Each week — and some days, it seems, each hour — brings more clarity to the picture of the Ukraine affair and the political crisis it sparked in Washington over impeachment.

But some of the biggest questions still don't have answers.

Here's a look at where the saga stands, what investigators want to learn and what major decisions still must be reached before the fever breaks.

The Ukraine affair

No one disputes the basic outlines of the Ukraine affair, including President Trump:

Frankie Graziano / Connecticut Public Radio

Over 78,000 homes and businesses in Connecticut lost power after strong winds knocked down trees and power lines Wednesday night.

Vaping 360 / Creative Commons

Before electronic cigarettes hit the U.S. market about 10 years ago, Connecticut was making progress in decreasing nicotine use among young people.

About one in four teens were smoking cigarettes in 2000, but by 2017, that dropped to only 3.5% of school-aged students statewide, according to state reports.

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Dankosky To Leave Connecticut Public After 25 Years

Veteran radio reporter and editor John Dankosky is leaving Connecticut Public, the organization announced Monday. Dankosky, who has worked at the company for 25 years and is the executive editor of the New England News Collaborative, has taken a voluntary separation option offered to longtime employees.

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