List by Category: New York News

U.S. House And Senate Speak Like 10th Graders

05.22.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Have you ever thought politics were too tough to understand? A new study by the Sunlight Foundation found the U.S. House and Senate speak at a 10th grade level. The group analyzed every word said on both floors between 1996 and last month, using a ...

Religious Groups To Meet WIth Lawmakers Today On Non-Indian Casinos In NY

05.22.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A group of religious advocates are pushing back against Governor Cuomo's plan to build seven non-Indian casinos in New York. State lawmakers in March passed a constitutional amendment that would allow for the 7 full-fledged casinos statewide. It ...

NY High Schoolers May Be Able To Count Culinary, Construction Classes Toward Graduation

05.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Students in New York could soon count classes in construction, culinary arts, and engineering toward their graduation requirements. The Board of Regents is considering a plan that would allow kids to forego some traditional subjects so they can ...

The Problem with Prayer in Greece, NY

05.18.12 | Bob Price

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Thursday the Town of Greece violated the Establishment Clause through a prayer practice that “identified the town with Christianity.” The decision reversed a previous ruling in a lower ...

Reigning in NY Lobbyists

05.18.12 | Bob Price

The state's ethics commission may soon determine if the biggest lobbying group in Albany will have to name at least some of the donors behind an unprecedented $10 million TV campaign it funded to help boost Gov. Andrew Cuomo's poll numbers and ...

Eric Smith Denied Parole

05.16.12 | Bob Price

Convicted child killer Eric Smith has been denied parole. Smith was 13 years old in 1993 - when he killed 4-year-old Derrick Robie in Savona in Steuben County.

Lennon's Killer Transferred to another NY Prison

05.16.12 | Bob Price

John Lennon's killer has been transferred to another maximum-security state prison in western New York after spending more than 30 years in Attica Correctional Facility.

Ivy League School Janitor Graduates with Honors

05.14.12 | Bob Price

For years, Gac Filipaj mopped floors, cleaned toilets and took out trash at Columbia University. A refugee from war-torn Yugoslavia, he eked out a living working for the Ivy League school. But Sunday was payback time: The 52-year-old janitor ...

Kodak Kept Nuclear Reactor Secret

05.14.12 | Jeremy Miller

New York officials are still scratching their heads after learning that Kodak had an active nuclear reactor in a basement at Kodak Park and failed to tell local authorities.  Kodak revealed that the reactor, which contained t...

Poll Gives Romney A 50 Point Lead Over Obama With Evangelicals

05.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A poll out Thursday from the Public Religion Research Institute shows that, despite his troubles with the demographic during the primary, Mitt Romney is getting a strong support from white evangelical voters. Romney is carrying the Catholic and ...

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