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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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James Forman, Jr. won a Pulitzer Prize for his book, "Locking Up Our Own: Crime And Punishment In Black America."
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This year’s Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction went to former public defender, now Yale University law professor, James Forman, Jr. for his book Locking Up Our Own: Crime And Punishment In Black America.

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Connecticut is one of seven states where cases of E. coli poisoning have been reported. The Centers for Disease Control is reporting 17 cases, including two in Connecticut.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service are investigating, but so far haven’t linked a specific food, grocery store, or restaurant chain as the source.

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As opioid overdose deaths rapidly increase, the U.S. Surgeon General is urging more people to carry naloxone, the overdose-reversal drug. The recommendation is strongly supported by The Connecticut State Medical Society.

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New Haven’s proposed city budget is being criticized by an independent commission. According to the city, they’re looking to close a $14.4 million deficit to keep the budget in balance for the next fiscal year. But the Financial Review & Audit Commission, an independent body appointed by the mayor, says they’re way off.

Gov. Malloy outlines juvenile justice proposals. Behind him, left to right, University of New Haven President Steven Kaplan, Commissioner Scott Semple, Sheriff Steven Tompkins, and Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance Executive Director Abby Anderson.
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Governor Dannel Malloy has sponsored two bills aimed at increasing protections for low-risk, young adults in the criminal justice system.

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The Immigrant Bail Fund, based in New Haven, has been chosen for this year’s Unsung Heroes Award, which seeks to make the city a better place for all residents. The bail fund supports people who are detained in immigration jail.

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March 6, 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the deadly rampage at the Connecticut Lottery Corporation headquarters. The incident prompted the state’s gun-seizure law, making Connecticut the first state to enact such a measure.

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Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy joined President Donald Trump and a bipartisan group of legislators at the White House Wednesday for an open forum on gun laws.

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The Federal Communications Commission has ordered Obama-era net neutrality rules to end April 23. That essentially opens the door for internet service providers to treat certain content differently. That has technology companies raising the alarm.

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro speaking at Blakeslee Arpaia Chapman General contractor in Branford, Connecticut.
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President Trump recently announced his infrastructure plan to fix the nation’s highways, bridges, and transit - a $1.5 to $1.7 trillion investment. And while lawmakers on both sides of the aisle support infrastructure legislation, most states, including Connecticut, are disappointed in the funding formula.

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Several lawmakers gathered in New Haven Monday to promote new gun measures they plan to take up in the next legislative session.

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Guilford police are continuing their investigation into the shooting death of a 15-year-old high school student.

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U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro recently returned from a trip to Puerto Rico where she surveyed Hurricane Maria recovery efforts.

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Hartford’s mayor announced the city is launching the Reentry Welcome Center for people returning to the community after being incarcerated.

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Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein has been fired following accusations of sexual misconduct. 

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Congress blew past a September 30 deadline to reauthorize federal funding for about 1,200 community health centers nationwide. The funding lapse is already having an impact in Connecticut.

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A new analysis finds gun deaths in the U.S. have increased by 17 percent over the last decade. But Connecticut is among a small number of states that has seen a decline in gun death rates and researchers point to the state’s strict gun laws.

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A lot more attention has been paid in recent years to addressing the needs of kids with severe developmental delays and diagnoses like autism. But a new study finds that we're not offering the best help to kids who may have more moderate needs.

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Just as U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he was cracking down on pot, Connecticut’s medical marijuana program announced that it was looking for more dispensaries. The challenges could just be getting started.

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is ramping up federal enforcement of marijuana laws. That could put medical marijuana businesses and patients in Connecticut at risk.

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New Haven police are investigating their first homicide of 2018 after a reported shooting Tuesday night. This comes just after the city released record low homicide numbers last year. According to the city’s police department, homicides in 2017 were the lowest in decades.

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Columbia, South Carolina is one of the first cities to ban the use of gun bump stocks - an attachment that enables a semiautomatic rifle to fire faster. 

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Two gun buyback events were held over the weekend - one in Hartford and one in New Haven where police collected a record number of guns.

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Five years ago, 20 first graders and six adults were gunned down at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Following the massacre, the state enacted some of the toughest gun laws in the nation.

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People displaced by the disaster in Puerto Rico face multiple problems - finding housing, getting kids settled in schools, adjusting to a new climate. And all of those can be intensified if they’re also dealing with health issues.

Attorney Glenn Formica, Miriam Martinez-Lemus, and Governor Dannel Malloy (left to right) attend a press conference at the Quinnipiac Club in New Haven calling on ICE to grant a deportation stay.
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement has denied a stay of deportation for a Stamford mother of two.

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A recent incident involving Bridgeport police has pushed up the urgency to install police dashboard cameras. 

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The Connecticut Supreme Court has heard arguments in an appeal on whether a major gunmaker should be held liable in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

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The East Haven police department has acquired a new piece of equipment to protect one of its most valued employees. 

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New Haven police officers will now be outfitted with body cameras. Police Chief Anthony Campbell said he believes the cameras will make a difference in police-community relations.

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