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New York News
12:44 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Stefanik Wins GOP Primary For NY's 21st

Credit eliseforcongress.com

Political newcomer Elise Stefanik has won the battle for the Republican Party's slot on the November ballot in New York's 21st Congressional district, a key step in the race to replace retiring Democrat Bill Owens in the massive district.

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New York News
7:55 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Rangel Celebrates Despite Outstanding Paper Ballots

U.S. Congressman Charles Rangel is celebrating in his New York City district, despite the results of Tuesday's primary still being too close to call.

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New York News
7:36 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Republican Incumbent Richard Hanna Defeats Tea Party Candidate In Primary

Two-term U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna has defeated tea party-backed challenger Claudia Tenney in the Republican congressional primary election in central New York.

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New York News
5:27 am
Wed June 25, 2014

New York Primary Election Results

New York Primary Election Results:

U.S. House District 13:

  • Charlie Rangel*         22,674   47.4%
  • Adriano Espaillat      20,846   43.6%
  • Michael Walrond       3,768     07.9%
  • Yolanda Garcia              505      01.1%

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New York News
10:05 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Upstate NY Village Votes Down Dissolution

Residents  of Greenwich, New York are keeping their village. By a vote of 281 to 203, residents voted down a measure that would have dissolved the village. The Village of Greenwich is located in New York's Washington County. 

New York News
6:20 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Pre-K Expansion To Be Low In September

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is a major proponent of universal pre-kindergarten.
Credit Office of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

Fewer than 20 percent of school districts outside of New York City have expressed interest in expanding their pre-kindergarten programs. Critics say the number falls far short of the goals of a program billed in the state budget as universal pre-K.

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New York News
12:45 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Tim Kremer On How Education Fared In Legislative Session

In the final days of the New York legislative session, which ended last week in Albany, Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders reached an agreement on a two-year delay in the teacher assessments to be based on the Common Core testing. It was just one of the education issues state leaders dealt with this year, or left on their table for another day. For a look back at how education fared in Albany this year, we spoke with Tim Kremer, Executive Director of the New York State School Boards Association, who commented on the teacher evaluation delay.

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New York News
12:00 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

NYRA Details 2014 Meet At Saratoga

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

New York Racing Association officials have detailed the upcoming summer meet at Saratoga Race Course.

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New York News
8:44 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Primary Hotline To Help Voters With Disabilities Vote

Credit Composite image by Dave Lucas/WAMC

New York has a hotline to help voters cast their ballots during the Tuesday's federal primary elections.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Reform Groups Urge No Vote On Redistricting Ballot Amendment

Credit C.W. McKeen / The Post - Standard, 2006

Government reform groups are beginning their push early to convince voters to reject an amendment on redistricting on the state’s November ballot. They say it’s a sham that does not offer the changes that it promises.

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