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Gay couples marry, FAA falls out with Congress

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The skies of Jamestown, N.Y. (among others) are are at the heart of Congressional inaction on a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) bill.

You've made it through the heat wave. Here's Monday morning's trail mix:

Gay couples wed in New York, except where ongoing questions over federal law mean they don't.

Rural transportation is the new federal debt ceiling.

Doing the math on gay marriage

Gay couples were able to tie the knot yesterday, but they still won't enjoy some financial benefits (My-Ly Nguyen, Press & Sun Bulletin).

Federal roadblocks have kept some in limbo (Marnie Eisenstadt, Post-Standard).

Small towns, bigger roadblocks

A fight over funding for a handful of rural airports shut down the FAA today, after Congress failed to pass a routine bill to reauthorize the agency (sound familiar?) (Brian Naylor, NPR).

Jamestown, N.Y.'s airfield is on the list (Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY).

Gas prices are throwing a new wrench into the calculations of rural homebuyers (Charity Vogel, Buffalo News).

Towns with vacancies await green light to follow the model of Flint, MI. Seriously, Flint, MI (Geoff Anderson, Albany Times-Union).

Remember our story on Syracuse's freeway? A new exhibition looks at the future of Rochester's inner loop (Empire State Future). 

Corporate espionage

Corning has filed suits against companies in China and Korea over thefts of production secrets (Larry Wilson, Elmira Star-Gazette).

Trail catch up

Pack up early on Friday? Experts tackled New York's drilling future in Geneva and Ithaca (Innovation Trail).

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