List by Month: 9-2012

NY D.E.C. Chief Says His Staff's Studies Are Sufficient For High Volume Hydrofracking

09.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The chief of the Department of Environmental Conservation in New York state angered high volume hydrofracking opponents yesterday when he said there wouldn't be an outside study of the dangers of gas drilling in New York. Joe Martens is the state's ...

Take Your Mark

09.20.12 | Darcie Schwarz

Sharathon 5K Race for runners and walkers

Chick-Fil-A Yanks Cash Donations To Focus On The Family; National Ogranization of Marriage

09.20.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Is the boycott over? Christian Restaurant Chick-Fil-A has agreed it will no longer fund organizations that fight for traditional marriage, like Focus on the Family and the National Organization of Marriage. Chick-Fil-A released a statement saying ...

Property Taxes Are Up 18 Percent In 3 Years In New York State

09.20.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New data released by U.S. Census officials today shows taxes have soared in New York state. Between 2008 and 2011, the median income in New York fell by 1.4 percent, to 55-thousand dollars, but property taxes increased by 18 percent. Frank Mauro, ...

Middle Class To Be Hit Hardest By President Obama's Affordable Care Act Tax

09.20.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Nearly six million Americans, 50 percent more then first estimated, will face a tax penalty for not having health insurance in 2016. The tax is under the President's new healthcare reform bill, the Affordable Care Act. Most of those taking the hit ...

NY Posts Fall Folliage Chart; Use It To Track Color Change In Your Town

09.20.12 | Sarah Harnisch

It's that time of year already-- New York is out with its fall folliage report. You can find a color-coded website by region here. Fall brings color change and a return to cold temperatures. The National Weather Service says on average, Buffalo ...

PA Supreme Court Sets Aside Voter ID Law

09.19.12 | Jeremy Miller

         The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is setting aside a lower court ruling that allowed enforcement of the state's Voter ID Law. The decision asks the lower court to determine the availability of other ...

Defense of Marriage Act Goes Before New York Judge

09.19.12 | Jeremy Miller

          A federal appeals court in New York is set to hear arguments later this month over the legality of the Defense of Marriage Act. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan will hear from ...

Presidential Race: "Victims" vs "Redistribution"

09.19.12 | Jeremy Miller

          Mitt Romney's campaign looked to pivot Tuesday from his controversial "47 percent" comment by highlighting new audio that shows President Obama saying in 1998 that he "believes in ...

French Magazine Provokes Further Mid-East Violence

09.19.12 | Jeremy Miller

The French foreign ministry announced Wednesday that France will close 20 of its embassies in Muslim countries this Friday following the publication of controversial Prophet Mohammed cartoons by satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Major protests in the ...