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Income discrimination is a thing of the past now in New York state

04.30.19 | Brandon Dickson

Under a new law, landlords in the Empire State can no longer refuse people who pay rent using section eight housing vouchers, veterans benefits, and other lawful sources of income. Turning tenants away because of their income source has been...

NY music festival in jeopardy after loss of a financial partner

04.30.19 | Brandon Dickson

Schulyer County Administrator Tim O'Hearn announced Monday that Woodstock 50 is off. He says the decision will have a huge economic impact on the region. However, late last night, event co-founder Michael Lang said that the August concert will...

House of worship tragedy 6 mo. after Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

04.29.19 | Brandon Dickson

This one was at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue near San Diego. A woman was killed, and three others, including the rabbi were injured. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released a statement saying, "we must come together during this troubling time...

NY's attorney general kicks off probe into NRA's nonprofit status

04.29.19 | Brandon Dickson

Democratic AG Tish James had vowed during her campaign last year to look into the finances of the gun owners' group. A lawyer for the NRA says the organization has "full confidence in its accounting practices and commitment to good...

A new effort is underway to split New York state

04.29.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

It’s not the first plan to divide the Empire State, but Assemblyman David DiPietro aims to create an amendment to the state’s constitution to allow three regions. They include New York City, a group of counties just north of the Big...

Trying to keep airport jobs from taking off in Binghamton

04.25.19 | Brandon Dickson

The Greater Binghamton Airport is at risk of losing half of its air traffic controllers. A report from the FAA proposes consolidation and moving the jobs to Scranton. Deputy Commissioner of Aviation Mark Heefner insists travel will not be...

Measles mess in the U.S.

04.25.19 | Brandon Dickson

This has been the worst outbreak of the viral infection in the country in 25 years. 687 Cases have been confirmed in 22 states - half of them in New York state. Dr. Ann Schuchat, Director of the CDC, says the numbers are expected to...

One of new york's largest teachers unions is blasting standardized testing

04.24.19 | Brandon Dickson

Yesterday, the New York State United Teachers held a news conference to discuss problems with state testing. NYSUT believes state tests are flawed and invalid in scoring children. The union says they want to get rid of testing altogether and...

A historical moment in the crackdown of the opioid crisis

04.24.19 | Brandon Dickson

Rochester Drug Cooperative in New York has been charged with conspiring to distribute drugs and defrauding the government. The company's former CEO also faces conspiracy charges. U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman insists R.D.C. only reported 4 of...

3 Upstate NY cities have highest property tax rates in the U.S.

04.23.19 | Jeremy Miller

A recent report found the Binghamton metro area had the highest property tax rates in the nation.The data focused on cities with a population of at least 200,000. The list shows Syracuse and Rochester rounding out the top three.Experts say...

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