WNPR

Gun Violence

Frankie Graziano / Connecticut Public Radio

Sandy Hook Shooter's Personal Items To Be Made Public By Connecticut State Police

Items belonging to Sandy Hook School Shooter Adam Lanza – including spreadsheets and violent writings – will have to be released by the Connecticut State Police, after a ruling in the state Supreme Court.

Read More

The U.S. intends to follow through on President Trump's threat to leave a Cold War-era nuclear arms treaty with Russia. National Security Adviser John Bolton confirmed the plan Tuesday in Moscow, not long after speaking with Russian President Vladimir Putin in person about the decision.

Frankie Graziano / Connecticut Public Radio

Items belonging to Sandy Hook School Shooter Adam Lanza – including spreadsheets and violent writings – will have to be released by the Connecticut State Police, after a ruling in the state Supreme Court.

Since the 2010 elections, 24 states have implemented new restrictions on voting. Alabama now requires a photo ID to cast a ballot.

Updated at 8:14 p.m. ET

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor says she has been diagnosed with "the beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer's disease," in an open letter that was released Tuesday.

O'Connor, 88, is the first woman to serve on the high court and has remained active since retiring in 2006. She left the court to care for her husband, John, after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Now, O'Connor says, her condition is forcing her to withdraw from public life.

Patrick Skahill / Connecticut Public Radio

Voters this November won’t only be deciding on a long list of candidates for elected office. They’ll also decide two ballot questions which, for the first time in a decade, could amend the state’s constitution.

Updated at 7:04 p.m. ET

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Tuesday afternoon that 21 Saudi suspects in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi will have their visas revoked or be ineligible for a visa to enter the United States.

Jim Wadleigh, former CEO of Access Health CT.
Chion Wolf / Connecticut Public Radio

The former CEO of the state’s health care exchange has resigned from his new private sector job, just weeks after taking it. Jim Wadleigh now says his move may have contravened state ethics laws.

An explosive device was found at the Westchester County, New York, home of billionaire philanthropist George Soros on Monday afternoon.

In a statement to NPR, the Bedford Police Department said an employee of the house found a suspicious package in the mailbox. They opened it, revealing what "appeared to be an explosive device." The employee placed the package in a nearby wooded area and alerted authorities.

Conn. Gubernatorial Debate Heats Up Around Minimum Wage

21 hours ago
Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Susan Bysiewicz talks with reporters, joined by AFL-CIO President Lori Pelletier (right, Rep. Robyn Porter of New haven (left) and Connecticut Working Families Party leader Lindsay Farrell (far left)
Keith Phaneuf / CTMirror.org

The race for governor heated up Monday over a squabble about the state’s minimum wage.

Democrat Ned Lamont’s campaign charged that Republican Bob Stefanowski plans to repeal Connecticut’s $10.10 per hour minimum wage — a charge the GOP nominee immediately denied.

Updated 11 a.m. ET Tuesday

The Supreme Court has temporarily shielded Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross from having to sit for questioning under oath in the lawsuits over a controversial citizenship question the Trump administration added to the 2020 census.

Pages

Get The News

Trouble Keeping Up With News?

Get the WNPR email newsletter daily.

More From Connecticut Public Radio

Members of the Greater Hartford Youth Leadership Academy take a photo with Nelba Marquez-Greene, kneeling at right, before boarding a bus headed to a rally in Newtown, Conn. Marquez-Greene's daughter Ana died in the Newtown school shooting.
Vanessa de la Torre / Connecticut Public Radio

'Not Going Anywhere': Hartford Youth Group Finds Voice In Fight Against Gun Violence

Gunfire brought chaos to the West Indian Day Parade in Hartford a decade ago. Some parade goers assumed fireworks — until they saw a kid on the ground. His head was soaked with blood.

Read More

Travel

Cramped Legroom On Flights Unlikely To Change, Despite Congressional Mandate

This isn't exactly the golden age of airline travel, but it's a pretty good time to fly by a lot of measures. Flying has never been safer. Airfares are historically low when adjusted for inflation. Technology makes it easier to search for fares and book flights while also helping airlines lose fewer bags and improve their on-time performance. But if there's one thing air travelers still love to complain about, it's the size of economy class seats. Jose Maldanado, a 30-year old from Florida,...

Read More

The Beaker

The Mystery Of Wild Horses

What are the secrets of North Dakota's majestic mustangs?

2018 Elections

Frankie Graziano / Connecticut Public Radio

What To Know About The Transportation Lockbox Question On Connecticut's Ballot

A referendum regarding money put into the state’s special transportation fund will be on the ballot on Election Day in November.

Read More

Connecticut Public Radio is working with other stations to focus on the role of guns in American life.

Extra Credit

A Note To Our Audience

Connecticut Public Radio's coverage of the 2018 elections.

WNPR Shows

Call in to talk about where we live and who we are. Our show highlights Connecticut's diverse communities -- and we want to hear your stories.
We feature topics that vary widely from day to day. You'll hear a thoughtful, smart, interesting conversation with amazing guests.
Connecticut's best journalists come out of the political trenches every Wednesday for our weekly news roundtable.
Get ideas for easy cooking and healthful living every week.
Our weekly show is about all of New England, America's oldest place, at a time of change.