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  • A temporary patch [Editorial]

    A temporary patch  [Editorial]
    In the world of highway repairs, the term "cold patch" refers to an asphalt mix that's used to temporarily fill potholes. Congress appears to be inching slowly toward its own version of a cold patch that would maintain funding for highway and transit...
  • Members of Congress call for Putin to halt intervention in Ukraine

    Temporarily setting aside the usual partisan sniping, lawmakers in Congress turned their sights Friday on Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling on Moscow to end the separatist conflict in the aftermath of the Malaysian jetliner disaster. Rep. Ed...
  • State Roads Need More Than Federal Fiscal Patch

    State Roads Need More Than Federal Fiscal Patch
    This comes as no surprise to anyone who has to drive on Farmington Avenue in Hartford, but Connecticut's roads are in rough shape. According to a report released Monday by the White House, 41 percent of the state's roads are in poor condition, which...
  • Senators call for 12-cent gas-tax increase to replenish highway fund

    As Congress works to approve a short-term infusion of cash to prevent a halt in highway and road construction projects this summer, a pair of senators called Wednesday for raising national fuel taxes by 12 cents a gallon over the next two years as part of...
  • Key Vacancies in Bristol, New Britain Races

    As both parties maneuver for advantage in the General Assembly in the November elections, the New Britain and Bristol ballots have two key vacancies. The Democratic candidate in Senate District 31 and the Republican in Senate District 6 are out of the...
  • To repair the Highway Trust Fund, raise the fuel tax

    In 1993, Bill Clinton was president, "Seinfeld" was on TV and a cellphone was the size of a brick. It was also the last time Congress raised the federal gasoline tax, which pays for roads, bridges and public transit. Over two decades, the cost of building...
  • Staff Sgt. Dolores Nieves Of Hartford Fought In Korea With 'Borinqueneers'

    Staff Sgt. Dolores Nieves Of Hartford Fought In Korea With 'Borinqueneers'
    While fighting in Korea, Staff Sgt. Dolores Nieves and other members of the 65th Infantry Regiment were known as Los Diablos de la Montaña, or Devils of the Mountain, for their ability to fling their enemies' grenades back at them before they detonated....
  • Edward Snowden, Pulitzer Prizes: Sunday topics

    Edward Snowden, Pulitzer Prizes: Sunday topics
    UPDATED: Edward Snowden and the Pulitzer Prizes will be topics Sunday on the morning programs. Glenn Greenwald is giving his first interview since winning the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for The Guardian's coverage of Snowden's National Security...
  • Woman behind 'Philomena' story steps into spotlight for two campaigns

    Woman behind 'Philomena' story steps into spotlight for two campaigns
    Walking slowly, with the aid of a retractable cane, Philomena Lee, the 80-year-old Irishwoman who inspired the Oscar-nominated drama "Philomena," appeared under the towering marble rotunda of Los Angeles' City Hall this month to receive the latest of...
  • Harry Reid calls Koch brothers 'un-American' over Obamacare ads

    WASHINGTON —  Majority Leader Harry Reid, angered by a new round of anti-Obamacare ads he called "lies," condemned the Koch brothers as "un-American" on the Senate floor Wednesday. Reid's remarks attacking the billionaire Republican contributors...
  • McConnell says liberal California billionaire just like the Kochs

    McConnell says liberal California billionaire just like the Kochs
    WASHINGTON —  As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid resumed his polemic against the Koch brothers Tuesday, Republicans were quick to respond, noting they are not the only ones with a generous billionaire in their corner. The debate on the Senate...