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Hundreds of students plan on walking-out of school today in Rochester

12.09.19 | Family Life News Team

The walk-out is to protest massive teacher lay-offs in the Flower City. 152 Positions are on the "chopping-block." The district says it has no other choice as it tries to dig itself out of a $30 million budget hole. The board of education will...

Gov. Cuomo issues a memo to merge state park police with state troopers

12.04.19 | Family Life News Team

The move is being done in part to address the soaring attendance numbers at parks across the Empire State. Age restrictions have been waived for park police officers allowing them to apply to become troopers if they meet fitness requirements...

Gov. Cuomo travels to Puerto Rico again

11.27.19 | Family Life News Team

Govenor Andrew Cuomo will be traveling to Puerto Rico today where he'll be spending the Thanksgiving Holiday. The governor says his three daughters are accompanying him on the trip. It's part of an effort to boost tourism to the island that was...

FBI now inestigating slew of racial incidents at Syracuse University

11.20.19 | Family Life News Team

Since November 7th, there have been reports of both anti-Asian and anti-African American graffiti being found in buildings. The latest incident involved a white supremacist manifesto that was posted online and shared with students. Governor...

NY adoptees are now allowed to receive a certified birth certificate at age 18

11.15.19 | Family Life News Team

Governor Cuomo signed the measure into law on Thursday.  It will ensure all adult New Yorkers will have the same rights to information about their birth and biological parents. Previously, adoptees had to file a court petition to find out...

WNY voters with disabilities will get free rides to the polls

10.29.19 | Family Life News Team

While early voting is already taking place, Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties will offer free rides to disabled residents on Election Day, November 5. Transportation is being provided by Western New York Independent Living...

Do farmworkers in New York state deserve a union?

05.07.19 | Family Life News Team

Jose Chapa with Justice for Farmworkers believes they do and he's calling for lawmakers to act. But, Steve Ammerman, a spokesman for the Farm Bureau of New York, says this is asking too much of farm owners. Governor Cuomo is working to pass a...

Focus on the Family's major pro-life event happens tomorrow in NYC

05.03.19 | Family Life News Team

The Alive from New York event is set for Saturday afternoon in Times Square. Focus on the Family's Robyn Chambers urges you to pray for people who will be watching, especially post-abortive folks facing grief. The event starts at 3 p.m...

Flash streaks across E. PA sky

03.29.19 | Family Life News Team

If you're a Lehigh Valley resident thinking you saw a big flash in the sky early yesterday, you're not alone. Several people living in eastern Pennsylvania spotted a fireball fly overhead just after 6 a.m. The American Meteor Society has yet to...

Maybe budget money for marijuana in NY?

03.27.19 | Family Life News Team

We're getting closer to the New York state budget deadline, and Governor Cuomo says recreational weed legalization may still be part of a final deal. During a recent interview , the governor said the issue remains on the table and is still...

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