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Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, Conn.
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Reports from WSHU's Tom Kuser, Ebong Udoma, Dan Katz, Bill Buchner, Ann Lopez, Davis Dunavin and Cassandra Basler

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Labor officials say New York's unemployment rate has reached its lowest level in nearly five years. It dropped from 7.7%  in October to 7.4% in November.

The largest gains came in the educational and health service sectors.  Suffolk and Nassau counties have added more than 31,000 total non-farm jobs since November of 2012.

The unemployment rate in Connecticut has dropped to 7.6%.  It's the third consecutive month that rate has fallen. Officials caution the decline has come amid a shrinking labor force.

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Issues facing Metro-North railroad were the focus of a public hearing on Wednesday.  Members of the Connecticut General Assembly's Transportation Committee voiced concern about recent incidents, including two derailments, a power failure, and the death of a track foreman.

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Connecticut ranks second highest in the nation for the strength of its gun reform laws, trailing only California.

That’s according to an annual ranking by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

WSHU's Ebong Udoma covers the state capitol and discusses the legislative response to the Newtown School Shooting, which included new stricter gun laws.

Conn. commuter advocate Cameron resigns

Nov 23, 2013
John Hartwell

  Jim  Cameron, long time advocate for rail commuters, has announced that he'll resign.

Ebong Udoma

Connecticut State Senator Toni Harp has easily won election to become the first woman mayor in New Haven’s history. Harp is also the first new mayor in New Haven in two decades.  

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