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New York state will require physicians to complete an educational course before they can authorize medical marijuana for patients. The mandate is generally not applied to new drugs or seen in other states with medical marijuana programs.

The Albany-based research hospital and Saratoga Springs community hospital this week announced a letter of intent to affiliate.

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The House has passed a bill delaying for three to five years the mandate for railroads to put long-sought safety technology in place. 

State lawmakers said a few years ago that they would  no longer permit the controversial member item program to continue, but  critics say the old system, which gave taxpayer money to legislators’ pet projects, is being revived in a new form.

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New York State police say they have arrested a former SUNY Adirondack College student accused of making what they determined to be “credible threats to commit a mass shooting” at an unknown elementary school. Local media report that Peter Breault was charged with making a terroristic threat.

The criminal complaint indicates that at 8 yesterday morning the 20-year-old threatened to commit mass murder of schoolchildren in the town of Queensbury. Breault was arraigned to the Queensbury Town Court and sent to Warren County jail with bail set at $100,000. He is scheduled to return to court on Monday.

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New York's attorney general has asked three major Internet providers to validate claims that customers are getting the access speed promised, especially for premium services.

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New Yorkers are split on how well their governor is doing , but, when it comes down to issues, clear majorities emerge.

One of New York state's top education leaders, Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch, says she won't seek another term.

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New York is providing $1 million in seed money for new farmers.

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U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is announcing legislation to require the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be more accountable to property owners who file claims.