List by Category: New York News

High School Math Not Needed At Work; Study Shows

04.25.13 |

Three-fourths of Americans don't have any practical use for the math they learned beyond elementary school, according to a new study from Northwestern University.  Less than a quarter said they used anything more complicated than basic ...

NY Prison System May Be Releasing Convicts Without Warning

04.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York state prison system is coming under fire for not informing victims or prosecutors when it places a convict into an early release program. Some convicts can be enrolled in a military-style boot camp program that allows them to be ...

NY Eyeing Amendment To Toss Lawmakers In Recall Elections

04.25.13 |

Some Republicans in the New York State Assembly are calling for a constitutional amendment that would allow voters to recall their elected officials for corruption and other reasons. Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb says recall elections are ...

NY Abortion Bill May Be Going Nowhere

04.24.13 |

New York's GOP says it will not bring Governor Cuomo's abortion bill to a vote. The Republican leader of New York's state Senate Tuesday said he will block any abortion proposal from Governor Cuomo. Dean Skelos said late term abortions included in ...

New York Attorney General Calls For Release Of Secret Attica Prison Documents

04.24.13 |

New York State is seeking the release of sealed Attica Prison Riot documents. The 1971 rebellion remains the nation's bloodiest prison rebellion. 32 inmates and 11 civilian employees died; the majority of the fatalities occuring when state troopers ...

NY Police Has A Solution For Gun Violence In The Classroom

04.24.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York State's police force has a different solution: use retired officers to protect kids. There's a statewide movement amoung county sheriffs, and it's gaining traction. Steuben, Chemung and Schuyler sheriffs say it would cost little to hire ...

Cuomo Has Yet To Release Women's Equality Bill

04.23.13 |

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is getting knocked for keeping his abortion bill private. Pro-life groups are fighting Andrew Cuomo's Women's Equality Act but the problem is the act doesn't exist. Not yet, at least. Cuomo listed 10 measures during ...

NY Out With New Wildlife Guide

04.23.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Where are the best places in New York to see bald eagles, snapping turtles, and other critters? All you need to do is snag a brand new wildlife guide, put out by the state. The 216 page "New York Wildlife Viewing Guide" was made available for ...

Still No Timetable On A Hydrofracking Decision In NY

04.22.13 | Sarah Harnisch

When will New York make the decision on high-volume hydrofracking? At a press conference, State Health Commissioner Mirav Shah announced March 11th that the decision could come "within weeks," but quickly added "there is no timetable" to the end of ...

SAFE Act Team Trying To Make The Rules Clear In NY

04.22.13 |

County clerks, judges, and sheriffs have begun working out the confusion of the SAFE Act in New York state, after a man erroniously had his weapons seized earlier this month in Erie County. After the incident, Governor Cuomo formed a committee of ...

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