New York Reporting Project http://wamc.org en Heroin Opioids The Latest Challenge Upstate http://wamc.org/post/heroin-opioids-latest-challenge-upstate <p>Last week, the Food and Drug Administration approved a prescription device that can inject a fast acting antidote to heroin and other opioid drugs. It’s the latest response to a surge in opioid abuse. Heroin use has doubled between 2007 and 2012. It’s no longer just an urban street drug—it’s now common in small town America. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:40:00 +0000 David Chanatry 87785 at http://wamc.org Heroin Opioids The Latest Challenge Upstate Utica Remembers Role In Abolitionist Movement http://wamc.org/post/utica-remembers-role-abolitionist-movement <p>Almost 200 years ago, Utica was home to a passionate abolitionist community determined to rid the young nation of slavery. Now a local group is trying to remind the public of the significance of the city’s role in the anti-slavery movement. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Jon Kealy 87072 at http://wamc.org Utica Remembers Role In Abolitionist Movement Long Evolution For Casino Gambling Ahead Of Tuesday's Vote http://wamc.org/post/long-evolution-casino-gambling-ahead-tuesdays-vote <p>On election day this Tuesday, if voters pass the proposed amendment to the state constitution to allow casino gambling, New York will become the 21tst state to legalize commercial Las Vegas-style casinos. Across much of the country nowadays, gambling seems like the natural state of things. But it wasn't always that way. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 17:14:00 +0000 David Chanatry 76976 at http://wamc.org Long Evolution For Casino Gambling Ahead Of Tuesday's Vote