List by Author: Brandon Dickson

Former VP Joe Biden enters the race for the White House

04.25.19 | Brandon Dickson

Biden threw his hat in the ring this morning via an online video.  This is the third time Biden will seek the Democratic nomination. He's the 20th Democrat to jump into the race. Biden will kick-off his campaign next week with a stop in...

Trying to keep airport jobs from taking off in Binghamton

04.25.19 | Brandon Dickson

The Greater Binghamton Airport is at risk of losing half of its air traffic controllers. A report from the FAA proposes consolidation and moving the jobs to Scranton. Deputy Commissioner of Aviation Mark Heefner insists travel will not be...

Measles mess in the U.S.

04.25.19 | Brandon Dickson

This has been the worst outbreak of the viral infection in the country in 25 years. 687 Cases have been confirmed in 22 states - half of them in New York state. Dr. Ann Schuchat, Director of the CDC, says the numbers are expected to...

Pittsburgh hosts rally to protect babies born alive after abortion attemp

04.24.19 | Brandon Dickson

The event to urge passage of the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act is directed at Democratic Congressman Connor Lamb. 200 Members of congress have already signed a petition urging federal action on the measure that requires doctors to...

One of new york's largest teachers unions is blasting standardized testing

04.24.19 | Brandon Dickson

Yesterday, the New York State United Teachers held a news conference to discuss problems with state testing. NYSUT believes state tests are flawed and invalid in scoring children. The union says they want to get rid of testing altogether and...

A historical moment in the crackdown of the opioid crisis

04.24.19 | Brandon Dickson

Rochester Drug Cooperative in New York has been charged with conspiring to distribute drugs and defrauding the government. The company's former CEO also faces conspiracy charges. U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman insists R.D.C. only reported 4 of...

Preparations are underway to begin removal of Niagara Co. ice boom

04.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

If weather conditions allow and the ice melts as anticipated, crews from the New York Power Authority will begin opening the boom for the season on Monday. Last year the boom opening began on April 10th.

More than half of Pennsylvania's counties have dropped in population

04.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

Thirty-seven commonwealth counties in the Keystone State lost population from 2017 to 2018, according to census data. Many onlookers have attributed the slack to a dearth of qualified workers for highly skilled jobs.

Feeling the Bern in Luzerne

04.15.19 | Brandon Dickson

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is on the Stump in Pennsylvania this afternoon. The Vermont senator is speaking at the Mohegan Sun Casino at 2:30 this afternoon. He'll outline his "medicare for all" proposal before a crowd of...

15 NY state schools have not complied with safety planning

04.15.19 | Brandon Dickson

That's the finding of an audit of the New York Board of Education by the state comptroller's office. The Save Act requires the development and review of school safety plans to prevent events like the Parkland school shooting. The Rochester City...

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