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A new poll by Siena College finds New Yorkers are confused about the value of the new Common Core learning standards, which schools in the state are in the process of adopting. The Siena College poll finds voters are divided over the worth of the...
New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is on a personal crusade to change the military culture that’s allowed sexual assaults to go unpunished. Matt Laslo reports from Washington on her push to get a bill through the Senate. Senator...
A year ago, environmental groups won a court injunction against the village of Painted Post, preventing them from continuing water shipments for fracking operations in Pennsylvania. On Monday, the case was brought before the State Supreme Appellate...
Governor Cuomo’s plan to cut the estate tax is drawing praise from fiscally conservative groups, and condemnation from advocates for the poor. Cuomo’s proposal would raise the threshold for New York’s estate tax from the current...
Ornithologists at Cornell are deep into analyzing data from last weekend’s Great Backyard Bird Count. Birdwatchers were asked to pick a spot and count the birds there for at least 15 minutes. So far, participants from 131 countries have...
New York state says it plans to create the nation’s first college dedicated to homeland security and emergency preparedness. Backers say it’s a necessary measure given the major storms and terrorist threats the state has dealt with....