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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York lawmakers have approved legislation requiring doctors to issue drug prescriptions electronically within three years. Part of a broad measure to curtail abuse of prescription painkillers, it would require the health...
State lawmakers are due to end the 2012 legislative session in just about a week and a half. While Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders are downplaying any hope of major agreements on some key issues, a survey of New Yorkers find that voters want...
Zack Seward, ROCHESTER A new report from a statewide environmental group says New York's brownfield remediation program is broken. Advocates say too few sites are being redeveloped -- at too high a cost. Developers were paid $1 billion in...
Daniel Robison, BUFFALO Each year, more than 1,000 refugees are sent to Buffalo. They're helping to re-populate the shrinking Rust Belt city after a half-century of decline. Most refugees are illiterate in their native languages, yet are...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's top court says the saliva of an HIV-infected man who bit a police officer doesn't constitute a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument under state law. In dismissing the aggravated assault conviction of David...
A lobby group closely associated with Governor Andrew Cuomo was the elephant in the room during a hearing by the state ethics commission on new rules for donor disclosure. Governor Cuomo’s chosen chair of the ethics commission, Westchester DA...