Glass expert digs into secrets of Venetian process

In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 photo, glassblower William Gudenrath makes a goblet with techniques used by Renaissance Venetians at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y. Gudenrath spent decades researching how Renaissance-era glassmakers produced objects that are now considered works of art. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A modern-day glassblower believes he has unraveled the mysteries of Renaissance-era Venetian glassmaking, a trade whose secrets were so closely guarded that anyone who divulged them faced the prospect of death.

Horman does her homework

Rep. Wendy Horman, R-Idaho Falls, has made a name for herself as a details-oriented lawmaker. Now she has been given one of the most important tasks of her 14-year career in public office. Otto Kitsinger for the Post Register

Rep. Wendy Horman has built a reputation for attention to detail and lots of preparation. Now she’s charged with engineering one of the most important pieces of education policy in decades.

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