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New York Unvails Aggressive Heroin Legislation

05.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Lawmakers have unveiled 25 different bills to curb heroin use. The senate's joint task force on heroin and opioid addiction released the bills Wednesday, saying they hope they'll address the heroin surge in the state. The bills would equip ...

Medical Marijuana Bill Soon a Reality in NY

05.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

         Senator John Defrancisco in New York says a medical marijuana bill will happen this session.  His statement is significant because he is a top rank republican senator who has opposed the ...

Montgomery County Legalizes Gay Marriage

05.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

 The final Pennsylvania county which had been legally prevented from issuing same sex marriage licenses to gay couples will begin signing them at 8:30 this morning. This, after a Federal judge legalized gay marriage in the Keystone State last ...

Cuomo's Lt. Governor Pick May Have Competition

05.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's running mate may have to face a primary election. Bill Samuels, a wealthy democratic activitist, said Tuesday he may run for Lieutenant Governor, against Cuomo's pick, Kathy Hochul. Samuels said he's simply ...

Compassionate Care Act Passes in NY Assembly

05.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York assembly has passed a bill allowing for the use of medical marijuana. The state democratic-led assembly passed the compassionate care act, increasing the pressure on the senate to pass the measure before the session concludes at the ...

Poor Record for Buffalo VA

05.27.14 | Sarah Harnisch

You've heard about the Veteran's Affairs scandal-- 26 VA offices offering slow or no medical care to our vets. Apparently, the Buffalo VA is one of the worst offenders. The Buffalo VA serves 31 counties-- covering the western half of New York State ...

New Carpooling Site in the Twin Tiers Could Save on Gas

05.26.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The new site, called Broome Tioga Rideshare- is now up and running. It allows users to search for carpool matches who live nearby and have similar schedules. Users can be matched by starting point-or by finding others with common routes or nearby ...

Tom Wolf Wins PA Gubernatorial Primary

05.21.14 | Sarah Harnisch

  Thousands filled a stadium last night as Tom Wolf and Mike Stack won the nomination for governor and lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania. This November, Tom Wolf will be up against Tom Corbett in a race that experts say, won't be an easy ...

Ambush Accomplice Could Have Federal Prison Sentence

05.21.14 | Sarah Harnisch

 Dawn Nyguyen,  convicted in the deadly Webster, New York ambush is about to face her first federal charges. Nyguyen, who was accused of lying on documents to buy guns used in the 2012 Christmas Eve Ambush, is expected to take a plea ...

Federal Court to Announce PA Gay Marriage Ruling

05.20.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Federal court rules today on gay marriage in Pennsylvania. The ACLU brought a lawsuit on behalf of 21 gay and lesbian couples. They plan to hold rallies across the state before and after the decision is announced, with a mass rally on the steps ...

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