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Education commissioner-elect tours Albany school

May 27, 2015 | 03:29 PM
During a visit to a school in Albany, the state’s new Education Commissioner ...more»

Lawyer: Confinement of chimps for research akin to slavery

May 27, 2015 | 02:24 PM
A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge ...more»

Attorney general to submit broad ethics reforms bill

May 27, 2015 | 08:14 AM
New York's attorney general soon plans to submit broad and detailed legislation ...more»

Florida schools chief to lead New York education department

May 27, 2015 | 08:03 AM
A former Florida school superintendent praised for her collaborative style ...more»

Letter to the Editor: No rational analysis of the facts

May 26, 2015 | 03:57 PM
Assembly bills A.791A (Gunther) and S.4324 (Hannon) are identical bills both ...more»

Voters divided on Education Tax Credit

May 26, 2015 | 01:25 PM
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed education tax credit is opposed by a plurality ...more»

Orange County DA announces indictment in kayak case

May 26, 2015 | 12:04 PM
Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler announced Tuesday afternoon that ...more»

Settlement cited in disabled man's homicide at NY facility

May 26, 2015 | 11:45 AM
Court papers show New York settling lawsuits against staff at a state residence ...more»

Corruption is not exclusive to politics in Albany

May 26, 2015 | 10:16 AM
You should know that in his Commencement Address on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at ...more»

Corruption has not gotten worse over last few years, voters say

May 26, 2015 | 07:33 AM
While 90 percent of voters say corruption in state government is a serious ...more»

New York lawmakers may aim for status quo in housing debates

May 26, 2015 | 07:25 AM
With Albany still reeling from corruption scandals and time running out on ...more»

GOP lawmaker: NY lawmakers must act on ethics

May 26, 2015 | 07:24 AM
The leader of the Republican minority in New York's state Assembly says legislators ...more»

Voters approve 99 percent of New York school budgets

May 22, 2015 | 11:38 AM
New York voters have again approved nearly all school budgets put before them ...more»

Hearing focuses on climate change

May 22, 2015 | 11:36 AM
The push for New York to take greater steps to fight climate change continues ...more»

DEC reconsiders oil transfer facility at Port of Albany

May 22, 2015 | 11:34 AM
T wo Capital District state lawmakers are praising a decision by the DEC that ...more»

‘Brittany’s Law’ would create a registry of violent felons

May 22, 2015 | 11:34 AM
Lawmakers, activists and victims’ families are calling for the passage ...more»

Wage board to consider fast food wage hike

May 22, 2015 | 11:33 AM
Fast-food workers raised their voices across New York last Wednesday to demand ...more»

Bill prohibits sex offenders from holding leadership positions in schools

May 22, 2015 | 11:32 AM
The Senate passed legislation (S.4153), sponsored by Senator Kenneth LaValle, ...more»

Lawmakers hope to shame companies whose employees rely on public assistance

May 22, 2015 | 11:31 AM
Sen. Gustavo Rivera and Assemblyman Michael Blake say they will introduce a ...more»

Strong ethics rules must be an end-of-session priority, says good-government coalition

May 22, 2015 | 11:24 AM
New York’s leading good government groups last Wednesday urged Gov. Andrew ...more»

Senator’s son gets 6-month sentence

May 22, 2015 | 11:24 AM
The son of the New York state Senate’s No. 2 Republican has been sentenced ...more»

Bill removes obstacles to recovering abducted children

May 22, 2015 | 11:22 AM
When Scott Berne was a young child, he was taken to five different countries ...more»

Progressives, watchdogs speak out against education tax credit

May 22, 2015 | 11:09 AM
Good government groups and religious leaders are calling on the New York Legislature ...more»
Theft of copper cable causes major disruption on NYC subways
NEW YORK (AP) -- Subway service was disrupted for hundreds of thousands of commuters Wednesday because of a massive theft of copper cable from train tracks, transit officials said...
Soccer officials arrested in Zurich; World Cup votes probed
ZURICH (AP) -- Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U...
New York state's chief judge calls for fixed prison terms
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's chief judge is calling for fixed prison terms set by state judges and ending sentences with ranges of possible incarceration...
Mayor De Blasio meets with Cuomo, lawmakers on rent, schools
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The mayor of New York City is in Albany to make his case for renewing mayoral control of city schools, strengthening the city's rent regulations and changing a tax break for real estate developers to require more affordable housing...
Major NYC subway service disruption blamed on copper theft
NEW YORK (AP) -- Transit officials say subway service has been disrupted for hundreds of thousands of New York City commuters because of the massive theft of copper cable in Queens...
Victorian-era painting going on view for 1st time in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) -- A painting by Victorian-era British artist Frederic Leighton is going on view for the first time in New York City...
Traveling with your dog will cost you _ sometimes hundreds
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Having an 80-pound Labradoodle as a travel buddy means B...
Victorian-era painting going on view for first time in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) -- A painting by Victorian-era British artist Frederic Leighton is going on view for the first time in New York City...
NYC first lady to travel to Italy for art conference
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City first lady Chirlane McCray is returning to Italy...
Alumni report finds more abuse victims at elite NYC school
NEW YORK (AP) -- A new investigation into alleged sexual abuse at an elite New York City private school has found that the abuse was more widespread than previously reported...
Report finds wider sex abuse at elite NYC private school
NEW YORK (AP) -- A new investigation into alleged sexual abuse at an elite New York City private school has found that the abuse was more widespread than previously reported...
Students suffer minor injuries in school bus crash in NY
ARLINGTON, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities say several students have suffered minor injuries after their school bus crashed and overturned on a Hudson Valley road...
Ex-state official fined for Superstorm Sandy ethics breach
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A former state emergency management official has been fined $4,000 for diverting crisis recovery workers to remove a fallen tree from his driveway during response to widespread Supestorm Sandy devastation...
Boil water advisory issued for Westchester residents
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) -- A boil water advisory has been issued for residents of six Westchester County communities...
Jury selection starts for ex-NYC worker charged with murder
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) -- Jury selection is underway for a former employee of a New York City agency who's charged with killing a co-worker at their upstate office last year...
Al-Qaida operative pleads guilty to terrorism charges
NEW YORK (AP) -- An al-Qaida operative has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges...
Accident causing delays on Staten Island
NEW YORK (AP) -- Authorities say an overturned tractor-trailer is causing extensive delays on Staten Island...
Police: 1 driver dies, other injured in 2-car head-on crash
GRANVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- One person is dead and another is injured after a head-on crash in upstate New York...
Police: Mother, daughter arrested on drug charges
FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) -- A Long Island mother and daughter have been arrested on drug charges...
Cops seek help in identifying items stolen during break-ins
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- State police are seeking the public's help in identifying more than 100 items that were stolen from a four-county region in northern New York...

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