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Fishermen off Rhode Island coast ( Jodi Hilton/Getty Images)

Rising Ocean Temperatures Benefiting New England Fishermen

Fish commonly found in warm ocean waters to the south have become more common in New England as ocean temperatures rise.

09/26/2013

His tribe once controlled huge swaths of what is now New York and Connecticut, but the shrunken reservation presided over by Alan Russell today hosts little more than four mostly dilapidated homes and a pair of rattlesnake dens. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

US Overhauls Process For Recognizing Indian Tribes

His tribe once controlled huge swaths of what is now New York and Connecticut, but the shrunken reservation presided over by Alan Russell today hosts little more than four mostly dilapidated homes and a pair of rattlesnake dens.

08/25/2013

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Northeast Cuts Power Plant Polluting Allowances

Officials in all six New England states and Delaware, Maryland and New York are putting in place new rules, adjusting the limit on emissions for 2014 to 91 million tons of carbon dioxide from 165 million tons. In addition, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative program calls for a 2.5 percent cut in emissions each year from 2015 to 2020.

07/18/2013

(Courtesy: Discover New England)

New England Leads Nation In Primary Care

With Vermont leading the way, five of New England’s six states rank in the top six for primary care doctors per capita, according to data from the Association of American Medical Colleges. The sixth, Connecticut, ranks 12th.

06/22/2013

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State’s New GMO Law Seeks Regional Support

Advocates are celebrating the nation’s most sweeping legislation requiring special labels for genetically modified food, but to take effect the new Connecticut law will need help from lawmakers in neighboring states.

06/11/2013

The openly gay state representative led the fight to legalize same-sex marriage in what may be the most Catholic state in the nation's most Catholic region. And, in early May, Rhode Island became the sixth and final New England state to allow gay couples to marry when its Democratic-dominated Legislature. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Catholic Church’s Influence Declines In Gay Marriage Debate

The openly gay state representative led the fight to legalize same-sex marriage in what may be the most Catholic state in the nation’s most Catholic region. And, in early May, Rhode Island became the sixth and final New England state to allow gay couples to marry when its Democratic-dominated Legislature.

06/01/2013

(Joe Radele/Getty Images News)

Mass. Attorney General Sues Feds Over Fishing Rules

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is suing federal fishing regulators to block new rules that New England fishermen say will kill the local industry.

05/30/2013

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New England Unemployment Rate Falls To 6.8 Percent

The unemployment rate in New England ticked down in April to 6.8 percent, remaining lower than the national rate and in line with other states in the region.

05/28/2013

Cash. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

New England Economy Seen Improving, But Unevenly

As New England recovers from the worst recession in decades, Massachusetts and Vermont are posting the strongest gains while Rhode Island and Maine lag, an economists’ group said Wednesday.

05/22/2013

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New England Unemployment Down Slightly

The unemployment rate in New England ticked down in February to 7 percent, well below the national average.

04/17/2013

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