Visualizing the drought in the United States

New England is experiencing one of the worst droughts since the government began tracking levels in 2000.

Though Connecticut reached severe levels in September, Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire have been experiencing extreme levels since August.

Database: Clinton continues trouncing Trump for Connecticut dollars

Updated Oct. 25, 2016 – Democrat Hillary Clinton has left Republican Donald Trump in the dust in terms of Connecticut fund-raising, according to the latest batch of FEC reports. Explore all CT individual contributions with our database below

The Federal Election Commission’s individual contributions report, the last that will be released at the state level before the Nov. 8 election, show Clinton hauling in $1.15 million in September, while Trump raised $104,931.

Violent crime in Connecticut down, murder rate up

Compared to the rest of the country, Connecticut had the second-largest decrease in violent crime between 2014 and 2015 — about a million incidents or 8.5 percent. The state experienced overall its lowest of number of crimes since 1967 and was one of just nine that saw a drop in violent crime over the year.