Voter turnout this year fell across the country for this past election but not in Connecticut. Trend CT estimates that about 76 percent of active voters participated in this year’s elections. That doesn’t exceed 2008’s record of 78.1 percent when President Barack Obama faced off against John McCain, but does pass the 2012 mark of 73.8 percent.
Nine or 10 towns flipped from supporting Mitt Romney in 2012 to voting for Clinton this year— most notably in the Southwest part of the state that has tended to lean Republican in previous elections. Donald Trump, on the other hand, won over about 40 towns in the middle of the state.
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Almost three dozen teens have died in Connecticut from opioid-related overdoses since 2012. Out of about 2,600 deaths in the state, 33 were of teenagers (or about 1.3 percent). Ages ranged from 14 to 19, and the figures have been climbing since 2013 after falling from ten in 2012.
A new interactive map from the University of Richmond lets users trace the origins of redlining through neighborhood surveys for 150 cities across the country.
In the ’30s and ’40s during the Great Depression, federal officials and local lenders rated mortgage risk in hundreds of cities based on physical conditions, as well as the race and ethnicity and social classes within neighborhoods.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton notched another best-yet fund-raising month in Connecticut in September while Republican rival Donald Trump has just managed to keep his monthly haul in six-figure territory.
Urban residents of Connecticut were more likely to be admitted to treatment programs funded or operated by the state’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services even though rural areas had the highest rate of opioid-related overdose deaths.