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5 in 7 School Districts Across The State Still Have No Approval For Teacher Evaluations

11.19.12 | Sarah Harnisch

One in every seven New York state school districts haven't submitted their evaluation plans to Albany yet. But it's not the new evaluations that are holding things up.  The sticking point is actually salary and benefits. Schools that haven't ...

Elmira Documentary To Make Global Premiere This Weekend

11.16.12 | Sarah Harnisch

This Sunday at 9 p.m., a documentary film made in Elmira, New York will air in 200 nations around the world. The film is called "Shattered Silence", and it chronicles the stories of families that have lost someone to suicide, or battled it and ...

Old Gas Drilling Leases Won't Be Honored In Tioga, Broome Counties In NY

11.16.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There was a victory for land owners who hold high volume hydrofracking leases in New York yesterday. In separate but similar decisions Thursday, a judge ruled Chesapeake Energy and Inflection Energy could not continue leases with 65 landowners in ...

The Travel Lowdown For Thanksgiving Week

11.16.12 | Sarah Harnisch

45-million Americans will be traveling over the Thanksgiving Day week. The numbers are down slightly this year, but not by much. The average family is doling out about 500-dollars this week to travel, spending a little less then last year. Experts ...

Scientists Create First Full-Functioning "Invisibility Cloak"

11.16.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Duke researchers Nathan Landy and David R. Smith just published a study in the journal "Nature" that claims it’s happened at last-- the creation of a “full-parameter unidirectional metamaterial cloak for microwaves.” The cloak ...

College Students' Job Prospects Look Better In 2013

11.15.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There's good news for college students. New graduates can expect a modest increase in hiring this coming year. Michigan state is out with their annual survey which looked at 2-thousand top employers across the nation. They found demand for ...

Churches In Tennessee Could Be Taxed for Cafes, Bookstores

11.15.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There's a court case out of Tennessee that could have implications on every large church in the country. A Tennessee megachurch argued in the state court of appeals that a gym, bookstore and cafe on its property constute the spiritual needs of the ...

Uruguay President Lives In A Shack

11.15.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Most people assume that if you're president of a country, you're rich. That's not necessarily the case. The BBC says Jose Mujica of Uraguay is the world's poorest president. He refuses to live in the presidential mansion, and instead lives in a tin ...

More Math Classes For Tech Majors In New York High Schools

11.15.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Senator Chuck Schumer proposed creating two new high school diplomas across the empire state Wednesday, one in math and one in science. New york's senior senator said he wants to connect teens with jobs in manufacturing, nanotechnology, ...

Black Friday Hours Spur Petitions Against Target, Walmart

11.14.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A number of retailers are getting a jump on Black Friday this year by opening up on Thanksgiving Day. Target, Walmart, Toys R Us are among the big box retailers opening early, some as early as 8 a.m. One Target worker started an online petition ...

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