List by Category: New York News

New York has a new adoption law

09.17.19 | Bob Price

Governor Cuomo has signed legislation that prohibits courts from denying child adoptions to petitioners who are already a legally-recognized parent. The bill protects parents whose names were not on the birth certificate, same-sex couples, and...

NYC is looking to repeal the "gay conversion therapy" ban

09.13.19 | Brandon Dickson

It comes amid concerns that a pending federal lawsuit could lead to a decision unfavorable to the LGBT community if the case were to make it to the Supreme Court. The council had passed the prohibition against the practice which aims to change a...

Early voting is the "law of the land" in New York

09.13.19 | Bob Price

For the first time this fall, voters have 10 days before Election Day to cast ballots. Jason McGuire of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms says not all polling sites will be open for an extended period. The change in state law is intended...

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, NY has filed for bankruptcy

09.12.19 | Bob Price

It's the financial "fall-out" from a decades-long child abuse scandal. The Rochester Diocese is the first in New York state to file for bankruptcy protection. Nearly 50 abuse claims have been made against the diocese under the recently passed...

The extended waiting period for gun purchases took effect today in New York

09.12.19 | Bob Price

Starting today, you'll have to wait 30 days for firearm purchases. The previous wait time was three days. Governor Cuomo is confident the "extension" will save lives. Gun rights groups call it an unnecessary interference with the 2nd...

NY lawmakers applaud new agency to address cellphone service

09.12.19 | Brandon Dickson

NY lawmakers applaud new agency to address cellphone service in the state. Assembly member Angelo Santabarbara claims the group is exploring new technology. He says the new task force will come up with a report before the next legislative...

Remembering 9/11

09.11.19 | Brandon Dickson

Moments of silence and somber ceremonies today mark the anniversary of 9/11. A crowd of victims’ relatives have gathered at Ground Zero while President Trump is scheduled to join an observance at the Pentagon. Vice President Mike Pence...

Elmira school starts year with "Rachel's Challenge" focus on kindness

09.11.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The challenge is named after Rachel Scott, one of the students killed in the Columbine shooting. Scott often journaled about the impact she wanted to make on the world. School leaders at Broadway Academy have seen the benefit from past...

Push in NY aims to upend the Presidential Primary calendar

09.06.19 | Brandon Dickson

Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo is considering pushing the presidential primary to February instead of late April. He's also mulling over the possibility of moving New York's legislative primaries for state Senate and Assembly from late...

New York inmates are suing the state prison system

09.06.19 | Brandon Dickson

The individuals behind the action say the crack down on prescription drug abuse has gone too far. In the suit, 18 prisoners say they're living with chronic pain because it has become too hard to get approval for some medications. They claim a...

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