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Rochester, NY Ranks Second In The Nation For Volunteers

12.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A town in upstate New York won a neat honor this week. Rochester, New York's volunteers are ranked second in the nation, behind only Minneapolis, Saint Paul. The annual Volunteering in America survey, sponsored by the federal government, listed the ...

The Flu Is Now Widespread In NY, PA

12.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

State health experts say cases of the virus have been reported in 47 counties in New York, and the number of cases in Pennsylvania has doubled in the past week, and half the state has been hit. Pediatrician Dr. Robin Altman tells Family Life News, ...

Nation's Highest Court To Hear Prayer Case Out Of Greece, NY

12.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Alliance Defending Freedom is calling on the nine most powerful justices in America, the U.S. Supreme Court, to hear the case.  A lower court has struck down prayer at public meetings in the Rochester suburb - unless and until - officials are ...

Fire District Elections Today In NY

12.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Fire district elections are today across New York state. Voters across the state will elect hundreds of fire district commissioners today. What is a fire district commissioner? They control how your tax dollars are spent in a firehouse, and more ...

New Poll Shows How New Yorkers Feel About High Volume Hydrofracking

12.07.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Researchers found more New Yorkers support high volume hydrofracking of the Marcellus Shale then those who oppose it. In the Family Life newsroom, our first check was to make sure the poll wasn't backed by a gas company, and it's legit conducted by ...

Push For Legalizing Marijuana Makes It To NY Legislature

12.07.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The mayor of Ithaca is urging the New York state legislature to legalize marijuana. In an editorial to the Times Union, mayor Svante Myrick says he has "directed the Ithaca police department to focus on other issues that will more effectively ...

Parents, Teachers Converge On NY Capitol Over Education Funding

12.06.12 |

More then 700 public school students, parents, and educators marched Wednesday to the New York state capitol, angry over the property tax cap that limits what schools can raise to cover their bills. Elmira Teachers Union Vice President, Jen Curley ...

When Will Gas Drilling Start In NY? Group Speculates...

12.06.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Shale gas drilling isn't likely to happen in New York State until the end of 2013, at the earliest. That's what the State Association of General Contractors told the press Wednesday. They say the environmental review and new regulations for Shale ...

Binghamton Files Legal Paperwork Over Gas Drilling Rights

12.05.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Should towns be able to ban high volume hydrofracking in New York? In a move with statewide implications, the city of Binghamton is mounting an appeal of the landmark decision that struck down its moratorium on oil and gas drilling. Attorneys for ...

Group Says Minimum Wage Increase In NY Would Cost 22-Thousand Jobs

12.05.12 | Sarah Harnisch

One of the topics sure to come up in the New York State Legislature in 2013 is a minimum wage increase, from 7-25 an hour to 8-50. But a business group said Tuesday the hike would do irreperable damage to small businesses across the state. The ...

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