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New York News
12:33 pm
Sun December 21, 2014

Gannett Capitol Reporter: Many Fracking Questions Still Unanswered

Jon Campbell

A six-year de facto moratorium defined by passionate protests, lawsuits and fierce lobbying came to a conclusion with Wednesday’s announcement by the Cuomo administration’s health and environmental conservation commissioners that they would not allow hydraulic fracturing to go forward in New York. Few people have covered the fracking wars as closely as reporter Jon Campbell, who covers the capitol for Gannett. Campbell was at the key cabinet meeting and tells WAMC’s Ian Pickus several questions about the decision remain unanswered.

New York News
9:09 am
Sun December 21, 2014

New York Government Leaders Condemn Police Killings

Government leaders from New York are reacting to the killing of two New York City police officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. Both were shot while sitting in a patrol car in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.

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New York News
2:40 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Cousin, 19, Charged With Murder Of 5-Year-Old After Kidnapping Hoax

Tiffany Van Alstyne is charged with second-degree murder.

A 19-year old New York woman is accused of killing a 5-year-old cousin in her care and then calling in a false report that two masked intruders took the boy from their Albany-area home.

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New York News
2:31 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

King Exits With Common Core As Legacy, For Better Or Worse

New York state is losing its education commissioner, as John King takes a job with the Obama Administration. King was in charge of school policies during a tumultuous time, and he admits there are things he might have done better.

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New York News
6:21 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Governor Cuomo Joins Schenectady Casino Celebration

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today traveled to Schenectady and Sullivan Counties to celebrate the Gaming Facility Location Board's decision regarding the new resort gaming destinations that were selected for each of the regions.
Credit Cuomo Administration / flickr

One day after the New York Gaming Commission’s Facility Location Board gave the green light to three casino proposals, the celebration was on in Schenectady today.  At Proctors Theater, officials touted the prospect of continuing Schenectady’s economic renaissance with a gambling windfall.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Health Officials Moving Ahead On Setting Up Medical Marijuana In New York By 2016

Credit wikipedia.org

  Cuomo Administration officials who are devising regulations for medical marijuana in New York say it’s unlikely any patients in the state will get the drug before 2016.  They say they are working through the details of how to implement the program, but there are still many unanswered questions.

Aides to Cuomo say they’ve made some progress on figuring out how to manage a medical marijuana system that is still technically illegal in the United States. 

The preliminary rules on how to carry out New York’s medical marijuana program are due by the end of the year. 

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New York News
4:47 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Gov. Cuomo Signs Lyme Bill Protecting Doctors

Credit Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a bill that would protect healthcare providers that treat chronic Lyme disease.

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New York News
3:45 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, December 18, 2014.

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New York News
3:37 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Cuomo Demands Non-PC Answers From State Ed Officials

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has written a letter to state education officials, saying he wants answers on why 99 percent of teachers scored highly on the most recent evaluations, while other data shows two-thirds of school children performing below acceptable levels in math and English.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Fracking Banned In New York

Credit Capital District Against Fracking

  Environmentalists are celebrating after Governor Andrew Cuomo says there will be no hydrofracking in New York for now, citing inconclusive scientific evidence on the health effects of the gas drilling process.

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