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A Corning-area non-profit is starting a new program catering to veterans

01.17.18 | Bob Price

The AIM Independent Living Center helps with resume-building, access to education and retraining programs so vets can transition back to civilian life. New York's unemployment rate is 4.5%, but its much higher for veterans -- especially female...

Gov Cuomo takes the wraps off a $153 billion state budget today

01.16.18 | Bob Price

All eyes on Albany where at 1 o'clock this afternoon, the governor will go public with his 2018 fiscal plan. The unveiling of the state budget officially starts the clock on negotiations with the legislature. They have until the first of April...

PA's population shrank in 2016 while U.S. population grew

01.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

The national population rose .7% in 2016. Over 45,000 more people moved out of Pennsylvania than moved in in 2016.  According to a new USA Today report, that's the largest domestic outflow of any state other than New York, New Jersey...

A NY candidate for governor seeks to legalize recreational pot

01.16.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra says using the revenues from marijuana for infrastructure is a better route than raising new taxes. Even amidst an opioid epidemic, eight states across the nation have legalized recreational...

Penn State researchers say later school starts could mean more sleep for teens

01.16.18 | Terry Diener

The Penn State study supports a 2014 recommendation from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics that middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 in the morning. A few Pennsylvania school...

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit challenging NY's pistol permit deadline

01.15.18 | Bob Price

The court decision came on the same day that Erie County lawmakers urged Gov. Cuomo to extend the deadline for pistol permit re-certifications. Under New York's SAFE Act, gun owners must re-certify with the state police by January 31st or face...

GOP lawmakers press Gov. Wolf to change 'parent' on birth certificates

01.15.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

More than 20 legislators have written to Tom Wolf to change the "parent" label on birth certificates back to "mother" and "father." Representative Daryl Metcalfe says "the executive branch is not allowed to go about making policy changes that...

President Trump will be visiting western PA this week

01.15.18 | Bob Price

The commander-in-chief hopes to boost a Republican candidate for a congressional seat that's open because of scandal. Mr. Trump will be in Pittsburgh Thursday to support GOP hopeful Rick Saccone in the race for the 18th Congressional District...

The feds have awarded over $200 million to the Empire State to fight homelessness

01.15.18 | Brandon Dickson

The money will be distributed to 579 programs in New York and it'll be used to support affordable housing projects.

NY officials are keeping an Amazon incentive package under wraps to the public

01.15.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

In hopes of landing the company's planned second headquarters, four of the 238 bids from North America are from New York, including the Buffalo/Rochester and Syracuse/Utica areas. But "mums the word" on numbers for the taxpayer-funded...

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