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12:30 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Gillibrand Urges EPA To Ban Microplastics

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New York Senator Kristen Gillibrand is urging federal regulators to ban microplastics, a move that state environmental advocates are hoping can move legislation forward in Albany. 

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10:02 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Union Seeks To Intervene In Teacher Tenure Lawsuit

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The United Federation of Teachers wants to become a defendant in a New York lawsuit challenging teacher job protections.

The UFT filed a motion Tuesday seeking to intervene in the lawsuit that claims teacher tenure rules violate children's right to a good education.  The lawsuit was filed earlier this month on Staten Island by leaders of the New York City Parents Union. It names city and state education officials as defendants.

If the UFT motion is granted, the union will become an additional party to the case.    

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3:46 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

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12:30 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

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New York News
4:54 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Original NYS Troopers' Graves Get New Markers

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A gravestone has been dedicated at the previously unmarked burial plot of one of New York's original state troopers.

Retired state police Sgt. Kevin Kailbourne of Wellsville has been leading an effort to mark the graves of every state trooper, including the originals. They were known as "campmen" because they were trained at a National Guard camp outside Syracuse after the law enforcement agency was created in 1917.

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4:45 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Court Injunction Halts Buffalo Debt Collectors

A federal judge has ordered Buffalo-based debt collectors to stop telling borrowers they face prison for check fraud and making other false threats. 

The injunction, sought by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the Federal Trade Commission, freezes assets of the collection operation and gives temporary control to a court-appointed receiver.

The defendants agreed to the injunction without admitting wrongdoing.

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New York News
1:34 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Poll Finds Cuomo Far Ahead In Governor's Race

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A poll conducted fifteen weeks before Election Day  shows incumbent New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is maintaining a wide lead over his nearest challenger.

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12:16 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

TRANSFER Bill Aims To Boost Hi-Tech Upstate

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand checks out research materials at RPI with college President Shirley Jackson.
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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has hopped on the bandwagon to broaden New York’s mark on advanced technology. She appeared at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this morning stumping for new legislation to cement high-tech innovation and industry in the Capital Region.

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4:58 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

4 NY Advocacy Groups Don't Have To ID Supporters

A new ethics ruling says four New York advocacy groups won't have to publicly disclose their financial backers because revealing the information could put those supporters at risk.

Family Planning Advocates and the New York Women's Equality Coalition had sought an exemption from regulations requiring lobbying groups to disclose their financial supporters. Both groups support abortion rights and had argued that their donors might be threatened if identified.

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12:30 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

NYSUT Not Ready To Reverse No Confidence Vote

NYSUT President Karen Magee says members aren’t yet ready to rescind a vote of no confidence in state Education Commissioner John King.
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The president of the New York State Teachers Union says members aren’t yet ready to rescind a vote of no confidence in state Education Commissioner John King, despite improved relations in recent months.

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