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NY releases Half of Common Core Exam Questions

08.07.14 | Bob Price

New York education officials have released half of the questions from this years' common core math and English exams.... five months after critics complained they were confusing and loaded with brand name references that looked like product ...

Corbett bails out Philly Schools

08.07.14 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is advancing the states' largest public school system... $265 million to avoid a delay in the start of the school year. Cash-strapped Philadelphia says the money won't guarantee classes will start on time. ...

Cuomo Challenger heads to Court

08.07.14 | Bob Price

New York City law professor Zephyr Teachout is headed to court today to defend her campaign to unseat Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Governor claims teachout hasn't lived in New York long enough to be on next month's Democratic Primary ballot. Teachout ...

NYers "ho-hum" about Cuomo Scandal

08.06.14 | Bob Price

Allegations that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo meddled with an anti-corruption commission are being met with a shrug from many voters. A new Marist College Poll shows more than 70 percent of voters view the allegations as a minor factor and say it ...

Pennsylvania Governor's race is tightening

08.06.14 | Bob Price

The race for governor of Pennsylvania appears to be tightening. The latest Magellan Strategies poll shows incumbent Tom Corbett within seven points of his democratic challenger Tom Wolf. Last week a New York Times/CBS news poll found Corbett ...

Rochester man charged with threatening the President

08.06.14 | Bob Price

Brandon Correa of Rochester has been indicted by a federal grand jury for making a "direct threat" to kill President Barack Obama, according to a release from federal prosecutors. He was arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jonathan W. Feldman on ...

Syracuse Named Top Party School

08.05.14 | Bob Price

Syracuse University has claimed the title of nation's top party school. The no. 1 Ranking was revealed by the Princeton Review based on a nationwide survey of 130-thousand students.Syracuse's student newspaper ranked second best among the 379 ...

NY Post: Pegula Bids More Than $1 Billion for Bills

07.30.14 | Bob Price

Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula has bid more than $1 billion in his initial bid for the Buffalo Bills, according to a report in the New York Post. Pegula has never officially voiced his interest in bidding for the Bills, but he recently hired an ...

Pennsylvania is being sued over physical fitness exam for State Troopers

07.30.14 | Bob Price

The federal government is suing Pennsylvania over physical fitness tests given its applicants for state trooper positions, saying it illegally discriminates against women. The Justice Department's lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court in ...

NY commits $27 million to build wood heat industry

07.30.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has launched a $27 million initiative to build the market for high-efficiency, low-emissions wood heating systems in the state. The program, launched Tuesday at Troy-based Evoworld, a maker of high-efficiency wood-pellet boilers, ...

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