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GRAPHIC: The FCC is holding an auction in which wireless companies will bid on parts of the nation’s airwaves currently being used by television stations and use them for wireless broadband. Some say that threatens minority broadcasters. Credit: Federal Communications Commission.

HARTFORD, Conn. – As the song goes, "Video Killed the Radio Star." Will wireless kill some free public TV? That's the latest media question. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is holding an auction in which wireless companies such as Verizon and AT&T will bid on parts of the natio...Read More

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GRAPHIC: Connecticut ranks near the top among the darker blue states on the map for car-related energy efficiency in a new report, but scored lower for home-related energy efficiency. Map graphic courtesy of Wallethub.

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut places near the top in a new nationwide report on car-related energy efficiency, released to coincide with National Energy Awareness Month throughout October. Wallethub, a financial advice website, charts the annual progress of home and transportation energy efficiency...Read More

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PHOTO: A new state law underscores the need for drivers in Connecticut to give right of way to those not in a vehicle. Photo courtesy of Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center.

HARTFORD, Conn. – It's a new law that underscores the need for local drivers to yield the right of way to those sharing Connecticut roads on bikes, using wheelchairs and on foot. Careless drivers injure hundreds of people in the state each year, says Kelly Kennedy, executive director of Bike...Read More

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PHOTO: Schools around the country are using wireless Internet connections – and receiving billions in federal aid to expand Wi-Fi use - despite growing concern that exposure to Radio Frequency (RF) transmissions may be harmful to students and teachers. Graphic credit: Woodleywonderworks/Flckr

HARTFORD, Conn. – Warnings about the potential hazards of radiation from Wi-Fi in school classrooms are on the rise. But those who are concerned about the health effects of Radiofrequency Radiation – RFR, as it's known – are finding it can be hard to make headway. Sheri Calarco...Read More

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PHOTO: The proposed 28th Amendment fell short of the 60 U.S. Senate votes needed for passage last week. Voting rights advocates see it as a sign of the extent to which U.S. election fairness has been compromised. Photo courtesy of Library of Congress.

HARTFORD, Conn. – The U.S. Senate debated the so-called Democracy for All Amendment last week – and then voted along party lines to kill what would have been the 28th Amendment to the Constitution. Cheri Quickmire, executive director of the advocacy group Common Cause of Connecticut, s...Read More

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PHOTO: Connecticut voters will decide an amendment question on the November ballot that could increase access to the poll. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut voters face a question when they head to the polls this November – it's a constitutional amendment to allow state lawmakers to consider new ways for voters to cast ballots. State Rep. Ed Jutila says Connecticut is currently one of only 14 states in the nat...Read More

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HARTFORD, Conn. - The end of summer signals a change of season, but a new report finds the winter tick population is growing because of climate change. That spells bad news for the already depleted New England moose population. Eric Orff, hunter and National Wildlife Federation outreach coordinator ...Read More

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PHOTO: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) became the first federal agency to acknowledge potential health risks from cell phone use earlier this year. Then, just last week, the agency backtracked from its earlier statements of caution. Photo credit: Hoclab/Wikimedia Commons

HARTFORD, Conn. - The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention became the first federal agency to acknowledge health risks from cell-phone use - but then suddenly backtracked. Sometime before early June, unnoticed by many in the media, the CDC posted significant new wording in a "Frequent...Read More

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