List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

No state in the nation lost as many people last year as NY

12.31.19 | Sarah Harnisch

The Census Committee insists New York's overall population fell by .4 percent, or almost 77-thousand people. Illinois came in 2nd place for a mass exodus of residents--losing 51-thousand people. Population loss has been an albatross for ten...

Round #2 for NY family with state on medical exemption to vaccines

12.09.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Carl Schwartz from Penn Yann, New York says the religious exemption to vaccines that was pulled in June does not affect his son Thorn, because he had a medical exemption from a doctor. However, the state also tightened restrictions for medical...

Binghamton HS students spent Thanksgiving feeding needy families

11.29.19 | Sarah Harnisch

It was the 24th annual community dinner at Binghamton High School with 200 kids pitching in. Some students say they'll never forget serving this week. Those teens served 1,000 families. This is what went into pulling off that dinner: 1000...

PA is changing statute of limitation rules for child sexual abuse

11.27.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Among the changes come complete elimination of the age at which a victim can bring criminal charges. Last year, a grand jury report exposed a history of abuse and cover ups in the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania. 301 Predator priests were...

NY's comptroller calls for better notifications for devel. handicapped families

11.19.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Tom DiNapoli's audit, just released, also says the state office for people with developmental disabilities doesn't always provide families and guardians with records they requested. He said the state office of mental health was also failing to...

Cash is finally coming for people impacted by Lake Ontario flooding

10.11.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Andrew Cuomo says up to $20 million is available for homeowners that had flood damage this year in Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, Saint Lawrence and Wayne counties. Homeowners can get up to $50,000 for flood damage...

Folks rally in Rochester over proposed health law in NY

10.11.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Single-payer healthcare means New Yorkers would no longer have to pay premiums, deductable or co-pays as a way to make insurance premiums more affordable. Under the New York Health Act, the proposal would put everyone under one health insurance...

The fight to protect religious exemptions for vaccines hits Steuben Co., NY today

09.30.19 | Sarah Harnisch

When the stay was shut down for lawyer Michael Sussman's religious freedom case earlier this summer, the strategy switch to get a new case heard before a conservative judge further upstate. Hundreds of people attended a vigil last night in Bath...

Thousands of NY families hear outcome of stay for relig. exemptions for vaccines

08.26.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Those families got their answer over the weekend. Judge Denise Hartman denied the preliminary injunction with a 34-page opinion. That means those of faith with religious exemptions will not be able to attend school when it starts next...

Pennsylvania House wins appeal in atheist suit on prayer policy

08.26.19 | Sarah Harnisch

A federal appeals court has ruled the Pennsylvania House has the right to deny atheists from delivering invocations. The decision by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds the Pennsylvania House's policy of limiting prayers at the start...

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