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Newtown legislation requires reevaluation
11:07 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Conn. developing plan for children's mental health

DCF Commissioner Joette Katz, in Rocky Hill, Conn. on Tuesday
Credit Craig LeMoult

Connecticut's Department of Children and Families announced on Tuesday that they’re beginning to develop a plan to address the behavioral health needs of children in the state.  Mental health providers say the plan needs to focus on getting care to young people.

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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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