Davis Dunavin

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He fell in love with sound-rich radio storytelling while working as an assistant reporter at KBIA public radio in Columbia, Missouri. Before coming back to radio, he worked in digital journalism as the editor of Newtown Patch. As a freelance reporter, his work for WSHU aired nationally on NPR. Davis is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism; he started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.

Two Connecticut teacher’s unions say many educators in the state don’t think schools are safe enough for children or themselves to be in as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Native American history would be a mandatory part of public schools in Connecticut, if a bill introduced by State Senator Cathy Osten passes.

Voters in three Connecticut cities favor reallocating police funding to social services — that’s according to a new poll from the ACLU of Connecticut.

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said the state needs to do more to convince Black residents that a COVID-19 vaccine will be safe and effective. 

Governors of five Northeast states are calling for reforms of the operator of the region’s power grid, ISO New England.

City officials in Danbury, Connecticut, are moving closer to naming the city’s sewage treatment plant after comedian John Oliver.

Some shoreline cities and towns in Connecticut are reviving a controversial practice by restricting beach access to residents only on weekends in response to COVD-19.

Clauses in police union contracts often protect officers from the consequences of their misconduct. That’s according to a new analysis from the ACLU of Connecticut.

Data shows Connecticut is succeeding in slowing the spread of COVID-19, even as cases of the virus spike in other states.

Connecticut school districts say access to technology has kept tens of thousands of students from being able to learn at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont suggested he will slow down the timetable to fully reopen bars in the state.

Some restaurants and retail stores in Connecticut will open Wednesday for the first time in months.

Steve Bayusik, operations manager for three restaurants in Fairfield and New Haven, says they’re shifting to single-use menus, and all tables are reservation-only.

Connecticut State Police will work with the city of Bridgeport to “de-escalate and prevent retaliation” after a shooting outside a local courthouse Monday. Police have made several arrests in the case.

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut was addressing gun violence on the Senate floor when news broke of a shooting at a high school in Santa Clarita, California.

A couple who sued the Connecticut Department of Public Health say they want to block the state’s release of school vaccination data while they appeal a Superior Court decision.

Connecticut’s highest court heard opening arguments Thursday on whether conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was wrongly penalized for an outburst against a lawyer for families of Sandy Hook Elementary School victims.

More than 30,000 Stop & Shop employees went back to work Monday in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island after an 11-day strike.

A shortage of affordable housing and an increase in low-wage jobs are to blame for a crisis in Connecticut cities. That’s according to a report from Quinnipiac University and the Urban League of Southern Connecticut.

The maker of the rifle used in the 2012 Newtown school shooting plans to appeal a Connecticut court ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court. The ruling reinstated a wrongful death lawsuit brought by victims' families.

There are racial disparities among those on the waitlist for a kidney transplant – and they tend to benefit whites over people of color. That’s one of the findings of a new study from Yale.

Connecticut lawmakers want to find ways to put some new life into the state’s tourism industry. That could include revisiting its slogan – “Still Revolutionary.”

The U.S. Coast Guard’s highest-ranking officer says it’s unacceptable that the military branch needs to rely on food pantries like the one set up in New London during the government shutdown.  

The American Shakespeare Theatre, where actors like Katharine Hepburn once walked the boards, is no more. The theatre building in Stratford, Connecticut, burned down over the weekend.

A lesson plan designed by a Newtown, Connecticut-based advocacy group to prevent school shootings will be part of school curricula in ten states starting this week.

Now some news from the very small world of quantum computing. Scientists at Yale University have figured out how to teleport information at the tiniest scales of nature. The discovery could one day power some of the world’s most impressive computers.

Authorities in New Haven, Connecticut, say they’re still not sure what was in a batch of synthetic marijuana, known as K2, that has caused nearly 100 overdose cases in the city over the last two days.

Right-wing talk show host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is seeking more than $100,000 in court costs from the family of one of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Jones has repeatedly claimed the shooting was staged and is facing multiple lawsuits from victims’ families.

With the Republican primary just three weeks away, all five GOP candidates for Connecticut governor tried to differentiate themselves at a debate at Sacred Heart University Tuesday afternoon.

Right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has asked a judge to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed in a Connecticut court by the families of several victims of the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Attorneys for two children detained in Connecticut after being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border have asked a judge to order that they be reunited with their families immediately. Dozens of people rallied outside a district courthouse in Bridgeport today in support of the children.

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