Friday, October 22, 2021

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Some states entice people back to the workplace by increasing safety standards and higher minimum wage; Bannon held in Contempt of Congress; and the latest cyber security concerns.

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House votes to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress; Trump announces new social media platform TRUTH Social; and the Biden administration says it will continue to expel migrants under Title 42.

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An all-Black Oklahoma town joins big cities in seeking reparations; a Kentucky vaccination skeptic does a 180; telehealth proves invaluable during pandemic; and spooky destinations lure tourists at Halloween.

Derek Hawkins


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White House Calls to End LGBT 'Conversion Therapy' Give States a Boost

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Cuomo's $41 Million Funding Raid Could Have Big Consequences for State Climate Program

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Crumbling Gas Lines: Not Just a New York Problem

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NY Officials Enter Fight to Curb Immigration Services Fraud

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Dream Act Lawmakers Turn to Cuomo for Support

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College Grads Face Mixed Job Prospects in New York

NEW YORK - Online job listings show a mixed outlook for college graduates in New York, according to a new report. The study by the Georgetown …


With NY Energy Goals Expiring, Wind Power Faces Uncertainty

NEW YORK - New York is drawing more of its electricity from wind power than ever, but that trend could stop if the state abandons its renewable-…

SCOTUS Hears Challenge to EPA Power Plant Regs

NEW YORK - The Supreme Court is to hear arguments today about whether the Environmental Protection Agency can require coal and oil power plants - incl…


Home Health Aides Take On More Duties under New Proposal

NEW YORK - Home health aides play a big role in providing support to seniors who live at home, but in New York they're barred from performing some …

Poll: New Yorkers Trust Teachers Over Cuomo on Education

NEW YORK - Governor Andrew Cuomo is getting a bad grade on education in his second term. A new Quinnipiac University Poll shows 63 percent of New …


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