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10:57 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Monroe County To Restrict Movements of Sex Offenders on Halloween

Credit countryfinancial.com

Monroe County officials say they're taking steps to make Halloween safer for kids.

The county's Probation Department is ordering 25 of the highest-risk sex offenders to report to an undisclosed location on Halloween night.

161 other sex offenders have been ordered to not decorate their homes for Halloween and to turn off their exterior lights and not answer the door for trick-or-treaters.

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WXXI Local Stories
5:47 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Whiteness Project Explores Racial Identity and Views

Whitney Dow
Credit pbs.org

 The Whiteness Project is a multi-media documentary in which 21 Caucasian people from Buffalo talk about how being white shapes their identity and influences their place in the world.  It's now online on the PBS POV website.

Click on the audio link above to hear an interview with Whitney Dow, producer and director of the project.

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Education
6:32 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Getting Rochester Families to Read

Credit cityofrochester.gov

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren Wednesday launched the Rochester Families Read program, which encourages parents to read to their children.

As part of the effort, some two thousand Curious George books will be handed out to kids on Halloween at four city recreation centers: The Thomas P. Ryan, David F. Gantt and Flint Street Community Centers and the Campbell Street R-Center.

Parents will also be encouraged to join a Facebook group where they can find Curious-George themed events and interact other parents.

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Government
4:34 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Attorney General Race Closest of All Statewide Races

The race for Attorney General is the closest of all the statewide contests.  Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he wants another four years to continue what he says have been numerous successes,  while his opponent, John Cahill says  the incumbent has not been aggressive enough and too cozy with the political establishment in Albany.  

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Government
4:22 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

NYS Sets Aside Fuel Reserves

Rochester will be one of the communities to host fuel reserves in Upstate New York  in case of any possible emergencies.  The designation is being announced on the two-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.

Governor Andrew Cuomo is announcing a total of six fuel reserves across upstate, that would make gasoline and diesel fuel available to emergency responders in case of a major event, such as a hurricane.

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Connections
3:12 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Connections: Conscious Capitalism

What is conscious capitalism? We’ll learn about the movement and an upcoming Rochester-based event about restoring trust – in business, in the public service sector, and more with our guests Bill Benner and Bob Whipple.

Bill Benner, president and founder of WW Consulting

Bob Whipple, CEO of Leadergrow Incorporated

Connections
3:10 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Connections: Stephen Greenblatt; Upcoming Talk by Stephen Salaita

We open with a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Harvard scholar Stephen Greenblatt. He’s coming to the University of Rochester tomorrow to talk about Lucretius and “intolerable ideas.” His book, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, is remarkable, by the way.

Then we’ll talk to Joshua Dubler, a U of R professor who is organizing a talk by controversial scholar Stephen Salaita, who was recently fired from his job at the University of Illinois for “anti-Israel tweets.” 

WXXI Local Stories
3:09 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Arrests In Protest At Finger Lakes Natural Gas Storage Facility

Credit innovationtrail.org

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) A group opposed to expansion of a natural gas storage facility in the Finger Lakes says 10 protesters have been arrested for blockading the facility's gates. 

Joseph Campbell of We Are Seneca Lake said protesters were arrested Wednesday morning at Houston-based Crestwood Midstream's operations in Watkins Glen. Protesters have been blocking gates there daily since Thursday in opposition to a planned expansion of natural gas storage in depleted salt mines. 

The expansion has Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval. 

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Government
11:52 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Schneiderman says Moreland Commssion was the Governor's Show

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, commenting on the controversial Moreland Commission on anti corruption, which is now under federal investigation, says his opponent is wrongly trying to score “cheap political points” by pressing the issue.

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WXXI Top Stories
10:08 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Around the State 10-29-14

The WXXI News staff checks newspapers and websites to help keep tabs on what's happening in communities across New York state.

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