Cuomo's NC ban adds competition hurdle for NY swimmers

03.08.19 | Brandon Dickson

Cuomo signed the executive order in 2016 in response to North Carolina's law banning transgender people from using the bathroom of the gender they identify with. SUNY Geneseo alumnus and former swimmer Clint Sugnet say forcing the swimmers to...

Cuomo's former top aide ordered to report to prison

03.08.19 | Brandon Dickson

A federal appeals court denied Joseph Percoco bail Thursday--pending his appeal. Percoco, who ran Cuomo's 2014 re-election campaign, was sentenced to six years after his conviction last year on charges he accepted more than $300,000 from...

"Boyertown 6" case still undecided in PA

03.08.19 | Bob Price

The U.S. Supreme Court has not yet said whether it'll take it up. Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute, says the future ruling will impact districts "all across America." Six students from Boyertown School District argue their...

NY state Senate has approved legislation aimed at the "pay-to-play" system

03.06.19 | Brandon Dickson

Yesterday, Senators unanimously passed a bill which would ban campaign contributions from companies seeking New York state contracts to elected officials with authority over state entities involved in the bidding process. The measure to reduce...

Report: Coal ash pollution leaks into groundwater at PA power plants

03.06.19 | Terry Diener

The report, from the Environmental Integrity Project, found over 90 percent of sites that store coal ash are leaking levels of contamination exceeding EPA health standards. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Neil...

An upstate NY Red Cross worker is helping in Alabama's tornado aftermath

03.06.19 | Brandon Dickson

Debbie Thompson of Lima, New York will be providing spiritual care for those devastated by the storms. Thompson says she'll remain in Alabama for two weeks--offering hope to the hopeless there.  

New York is one of the best states in the country for women

03.05.19 | Brandon Dickson

The Empire State places fifth on WalletHub's list of top women-friendly states. New York is applauded for top 10 rankings in the female life expectancy at birth, women's economic and social well-being, and women's health and...

Gov. Wolf"s farm bill proposal calls for PA to become the "leading organic state"

03.05.19 | Brandon Dickson

The commonwealth is already second in the country in sales value of organic products, but far behind top-ranked California. State agriculture officials say demand appears to be growing with 78% of Pennsylvanians saying they bought some organic...

No drug surprise in PA!

03.05.19 | Famiy Life News Team

Pennsylvania's secretary for the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs says the commonwealth is mirroring a national trend in drug use and abuse. Jennifer Smith insists cocaine and meth use is up, while heroin and prescription drug deaths are...

NY lawmakers aim to expand gun storage laws in the Empire State

03.05.19 | Sarah Harnisch

The proposal would expand the state's existing safe storage law, which already applies to homes where there is a resident barred from owning a gun, such as a convicted felon, and would now cover homes with children under 16-years-old. To...

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