Connecticut’s electoral fusion voting system, explained

In 2020, many people will be heading to the polls to help decide the direction of the United States. For people in Connecticut, and in seven other states, ballots may look a bit different, because these states use electoral fusion voting. This means that multiple political parties can run the same candidate for the same …

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The first witch-hanging in the U.S. was in Connecticut. That’s not all

Did you know that the first witch hanging in the United States happened in Connecticut? Alse Young (sometimes spelled “Alice” or “Achsah”) was executed on May 26, 1647 in the Colony of Connecticut - the first recorded one of its kind in the thirteen British colonies in North America. We spoke with Beth Caruso, a …

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The real reasons behind plastic straw bans

Should plastic straws be banned? In municipalities across the United States and the world, single-use plastic straws have come under fire due to their impact on the environment. However, proposals to ban single-use plastic straws are also controversial and have criticized by people across the political spectrum. But what is frequently lost in this debate …

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What’s happening with New Haven’s 2019 mayoral election?

Have you heard what’s going on with the mayoral race in New Haven? Although incumbent Toni Harp lost the Democratic primary to Justin Elicker in September, her name is still on November’s ballot due to an endorsement from the Working Families Party (WFP). Despite Harp suspending her campaign last month, a group of her supporters …

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