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4:44 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Should Body Cameras Be Required For Police Officers?

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President Obama’s call to equip police officers across the country with body cameras could change the way police interact with civilians, including those accused of breaking the law. Some experts say more study is needed before police agencies will know how beneficial body cameras can be and what the impacts really are.

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6:30 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Labor Agency Issues Child Labor List

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A division of the U.S. Department of Labor has issued an updated list of goods produced by child and forced labor.

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New York News
5:04 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Relationship Between Police And Community In Focus At Crime Prevention Conference

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In a time of tense relationships between urban communities and police, law enforcement officials from across New York gathered in Saratoga Springs to take part in a conference designed to reduce violent crime through community engagement.

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12:42 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

#ICantBreathe #Ferguson Demonstrations Today

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A group of some 75 University at Albany students shut down part of Washington Avenue on Wednesday afternoon in a peaceful protest, joining thousands of other Americans turning out in a show of solidarity against what's  perceived as police violence targeting black men. Events already were scheduled for today tied to Ferguson, but with Wednesday's grand jury decision not to indict a white New York City police officer caught on video putting a deadly chokehold on Eric Garner, the number of protests has multiplied.

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New York News
12:09 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

NYRA Predicts Profit

The board of the often troubled New York Racing Association has revealed reorganization efforts are putting the organization back in the black.

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New York News
7:57 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Zephyr Teachout Attempting To Connect The Dots In Pro-Charter School Campaign Donations

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s primary opponent, Zephyr Teachout, has joined up with the state’s Working Families Party to criticize what she says is a Wall Street hedge fund takeover of  the state’s educational policies.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Advocates Await Clean Power Plan Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to implement new rules under its Clean Power Plan now that the public comment period ended on Monday. Advocacy groups across New York urged supporters to express the importance of the rules in reducing the impacts of climate change on the state and the nation.

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New York News
5:01 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Shenendehowa School District Approves Controversial Bathroom Policy

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A Capital Region school district has approved a new bathroom policy to accommodate transgendered students. The plan has energized supporters and opponents.

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New York News
2:21 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Saratoga Springs City Council Approves Measure To Prevent Development In Greenbelt

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At the public’s urging, the Saratoga Springs city council last night approved a measure that would prohibit development in the city’s protected greenspace.

Despite the snowy weather, city residents packed council chambers at city hall Tuesday evening to weigh in on a proposed change that could open the city’s Conservation Development District, also called the Greenbelt, to limited development.

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New York News
4:54 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

SUNY OKs Affirmative Sexual Consent Policy

New York's state university system has adopted a new definition of sexual consent that requires a clear, affirmative agreement between partners.

The SUNY Board of Trustees announced Tuesday that it has formally approved the new policy, part of a larger effort to reduce sexual violence.

The consent policy will apply to all 64 SUNY campuses. Under the new standard, silence cannot be taken as a sign of permission and consent may be withdrawn at any time.

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