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More than 40 percent of women who have had an abortion were churchgoers at the time

01.15.21 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Michelle Brown with Life Choices Center in Binghamton says less than two percent of woman facing an unplanned pregnancy turn to church members for help, usually because of the fear of public shame. Brown, who once faced an unplanned pregnancy...

Gov. Cuomo focusing on green energy in the third part of State of the State

01.14.21 | Brandon Dickson

Gov. Andrew Cuomo thinks transitioning to a green economy will provide crucial jobs for the state in a post-COVID world. On Wednesday, the Democrat said New York will work with the private sector to build a brand-new green energy transmission...

The way judges are elected could be changing in Pennsylvania

01.14.21 | Bob Price

Wednesday, a legislative panel approved a proposal that would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to elect state appeals court judges by geography. The effort was motivated by Republicans' anger over recent rulings from the Democratic-leaning...

NY's nursing home death report delayed 3x

01.14.21 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Watchdog group the Empire Center requested the nursing home data back in August, but the state Department of Health says it won't be made public until at least March 22nd. DOH officials say records being requested are still under "review."...

Security beefs up presence at the Pa. Capitol amid plans for "armed marches"

01.12.21 | Terry Diener

Capitol police, more heavily armed than usual, were observed in and around the building on Monday as the House of Representatives convened for some organizational sessions this week.   The Senate is not due back into session until the...

Gov. Cuomo aims to raise NY tax revenue via online gambling and rec. cannabis

01.12.21 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

In his 2021 State of the State Address, Governor Andrew Cuomo says he intends to use legalizing recreational pot to pad the state coffers. The executive insists, "this will raise revenue and will end the over-criminalization of this...

A NY farm takes "green" approach to getting rid of a popular Christmas item

01.06.21 | Brandon Dickson

A farm in Downstate New York would love your old Christmas trees, so they can feed them to their goats. No kid-ding. Saddle Ridge Farm in Ulster County says you can just leave your tree by the mailbox at 85 Pancake Hollow Road in Highland, New...

Bills fans get screened for virus ahead of Saturday's playoff game

01.06.21 | Bill Price

Jon Cohen with Bio-Reference Labs is spear-heading the multi-day effort. 30 Drive-thru coronavirus testing lanes will be set-up in the parking lot outside the bills stadium. New York state guidelines require the 6,700 fans, plus employees and...

NY launches app to notify when residents are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

01.06.21 | Brandon Dickson

If you are eligible, the Am I Eligible App will connect you with where you can get the shot and allow you to schedule an appointment. The Empire State is currently in phase 1-a of the vaccine rollout plan, which means patient-facing hospital...

G. Thompson will join 100+ House Republicans in objecting to election certification

01.06.21 | Bob Price

The vote count on the Electoral College certification will happen during a joint-session of congress. Congressman Glenn Thompson says throwing up these ceremonial "roadblocks" is not unprecedented. Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman says...

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