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Conn. Democratic jobs agenda
6:39 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Conn. Democrats announce their state jobs agenda

Conn. House Speaker Brendan Sharkey
Credit Ebong Udoma/ file photo

In Connecticut, Democrats in the state legislature announced their jobs agenda on Tuesday. Republicans are skeptical the measures will pass in the 2014 session that begins next month.  

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MetroNorth
3:45 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Congress' 2014 appropriations bill includes $185M for rail inspectors

U-S Senators Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal announced Tuesday there’s funding in the upcoming Omnibus Appropriations bill to hire 45 additional rail inspectors nationwide. But rail commuter advocates say that's far short of the $1B needed for capital improvements on Metro-North to make it safe. 

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NY begins legislative session
10:02 am
Tue January 14, 2014

NY lawmakers urged to expand access to medical marijuana

Monday was the first full session of the New York State Legislature and supporters of medical marijuana attended an Assembly hearing in support of a limited plan put forth by Governor Andrew Cuomo.  However, a number of obstacles remain in front of Cuomo’s plan.

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"Sacred Harping"
9:25 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Community embraces "Sacred Harp" singing

Music from the "The Sacred Harp" contains notes of different shapes like squares and triangles setting it apart from traditional music as shown in this illustration from the Sacred Harp book.
Credit AP Photo/Brian Kersey

Every Tuesday evening, singers assemble in a Yale University basement, sit facing each other in square, and sing 19th century religious music.

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Snowy owls in Connecticut
2:56 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Trying to count every bird in North America

Photo by Don Morgan

You may have heard the expression “herding cats”… well, every year, the Audubon Society tries
something equally difficult. They try to count all the birds in North America. And this year, there's a surprise in Connecticut: snowy owls.

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