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Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivering his State of the State address on Jan. 9, 2013. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/">Flickr</a>
Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivering his State of the State address on Jan. 9, 2013. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via Flickr

Catholic lobby disturbed by Cuomo's Womens Equality Act

Governor Cuomo's proposal for a Women's Equality Act has been praised by many legislators and women's groups. But not everybody is applauding.  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing the NY SAFE act into law last week.  Journalists say the state over-reacted, by privatizing gun holder permit records.  Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via Flickr

Journalists want NY gun holder records to remain public

A national journalism organization is calling on New York to restore public access to gun permit records. The names and addresses of people who hold gun permits were considered public information until last week, when the state legislature and Governor Cuomo approved gun control legislation.  Go to full article
Grass grown as an annual crop for biofuel. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/allan_harris/">Allan Harris</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

Biomass deal a step in taking the corn out of ethanol

Sweetwater Energy, based in Rochester, has made their second $100-million biomass deal in as many months.

It's a step in replacing corn in ethanol production, and they're setting their sights on comparable deals every month over the next two years.  Go to full article
Tyler Hale, a firefighter in Cayuga Heights, tested leather and rubber boots to measure their effects on joint and muscle movement. Photo: Matt Richmond / WSKG

Researchers hope to make the job of first responders easier

New York State first responders have had plenty of opportunity to put their training to the test over the past two years during extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy...  Go to full article
There's more to than just pouring water on top. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50697352@N00/">F.D. Richards</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

Proper watering essential for houseplants

Watering houseplants the right way can be a life-or-death proposition, for the plant.

Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy tells Martha Foley poor watering...  Go to full article
Carmen Aguirre. Photo: Andrew Alexander

Theatre Review: "Blue Box" at the Great Canadian Theatre Company

Carmen Aguirre's BLUE BOX is running at GCTC in Ottawa through February 3. The 90-minute play, performed without intermission, is autobiographical and broad in scope.  Go to full article