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Powerball jackpot soars to $443M

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The Powerball jackpot has reached a staggering $443 million, with players across the nation eagerly checking their tickets after the latest drawing. This surge in the jackpot follows a significant win in Michigan on January ... more
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Buffalo men face federal charges in separate VA incidents

Buffalo men face federal charges in separate VA incidents
In Buffalo federal authorities have announced charges against two local men in separate incidents involving threats and violence against VA Medical Center personnel. U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross disclosed the charges, highlighting the serious legal ... more
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Former Marine Corps private pleads guilty to gun trafficking

Abortion: Doctor investigated over privacy laws and 10-year-old rape victim cleared
Rylan Peterson, a 22-year-old former Marine Corps Private from Kingston, New York, has pleaded guilty to charges of gun trafficking, including "straw purchasing" firearms and transferring them unlawfully to an out-of-state resident. This announcement was ... more
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CDC updates COVID-19 isolation guidelines

CDC lists 23 New York counties as high risk for COVID-19, recommends indoor masking
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a significant change in COVID-19 isolation guidelines, stating that Americans who test positive for COVID-19 are no longer required to isolate for five days. This decision ... more
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Walgreens, CVS to offer abortion pills in New York amid expanded access campaign

Walgreens launches expanded same day delivery option for shoppers
New York residents will have access to abortion pills at select Walgreens locations, joining CVS Health in a move to distribute the mifepristone abortion pill following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval. This development ... more
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AG James says NY will investigate AT&T outage

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New York Attorney General Letitia James has initiated an investigation into the nationwide AT&T service outage on February 22 that left countless customers without essential communication services for up to 12 hours. In response to ... more
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NY supermarkets push to sell wine, liquor in stores as small businesses fear closure

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In New York, a legislative proposal allowing supermarkets to sell wine has reignited a longstanding debate between convenience for consumers and the survival of local liquor stores. Liquor store operators fears such a measure could ... more
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NY Assemblyman takes aim at Wendy’s proposed ‘surge’ pricing; company since backtracks

NY Assemblyman takes aim at Wendy's proposed 'surge' pricing; company since backtracks
New York Assemblymember Kenny Burgos has announced plans to draft a bill opposing a rumored pricing model by Wendy's, which social media users have interpreted as "surge pricing." The move comes after Wendy's CEO, Kirk ... more
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Hochul signs NY’s new Congressional map into law: What happens now?

Hochul signs NY's new Congressional map into law: What happens now?
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed new congressional maps into law. The move comes a few days after Democrats in the legislature rejected maps drawn by the state's Independent Redistricting Commission. Lawmakers felt the commission's maps ... more
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Group calls for reversal of 2019 rent-stabilization laws

Top 10 cities to rent- lower prices and bigger homes
In New York, real estate groups are campaigning to modify the state's 2019 rent-stabilization laws, citing a commissioned study that claims these regulations have led to disinvestment and increased vacancies in rent-regulated housing. The Real ... more
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Sen. Helming advocates for “Laken’s Law” amid immigration concerns after Georgia student killed

Senate passes bill doubling farm workforce retention tax credit co-sponsored by Senator Helming
Senator Helming is pushing for the enactment of "Laken's Law" (S.8533), named in memory of Laken Riley, a 22-year-old nursing student from Georgia who was tragically murdered. The suspect, an illegal immigrant from Venezuela, had ... more
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Southern Tier officials warn against CHIPS funding cuts

DEBRIEF: Tom O’Mara focuses on being voice for Southern Tier in Albany (podcast)
Officials across New York's Southern Tier are rallying against a proposed $60 million cut in CHIPS funding for local roads, bridges, and culverts in the 2024-25 executive budget. Described as a potential "crisis" by officials, ... more
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Hochul announces $20M for school-based mental health clinics

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Governor Kathy Hochul has announced a $20 million initiative to support the creation of school-based mental health clinics across the state, addressing the rising concern of teen suicide and mental health challenges. This funding, aimed ... more
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New York cannabis market sees surge in license applications

New York cannabis market sees surge in license applications
New York's cannabis officials are pushing for more license approvals as the state sees a flood of nearly 7,000 applications for adult-use cannabis businesses. This surge includes bids from cultivators, distributors, and retail dispensaries, highlighting ... more
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Cayuga County split by Democrats Congressional maps: Vote could come this week, but would there be a challenge?

Cayuga County split by Democrats Congressional maps: Vote could come this week, but would there be a challenge?
The New York State Legislature, led by Democrats, has put forward a new proposal for congressional district maps, following the rejection of the Independent Redistricting Commission's suggestion. This new plan divides Cayuga County into two ... more
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Invasive species like spotted lanternfly pose major risk to New York’s environment and agriculture

Spotted Lanternfly: Is climate change spreading the pest to more states? Vineyards aren’t hit as hard as expected in New York
Invasive species are causing significant harm to New York's environment and agriculture, according to state officials. With National Invasive Species Awareness Week underway, the spotlight is on pests like the spotted lanternfly, European starlings, purple ... more
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Counties seek inclusion in Medicaid cut debate

Medicaid: What to do if your claim is denied
New York county leaders are calling for local governments to be included in budget discussions to address Medicaid spending cuts effectively. They argue that incorporating social services staff in these discussions is crucial for maximizing ... more
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WNY landlord group rejects ‘good cause eviction’ legislation

Landlords: New York’s eviction moratorium extension will mean unpaid property taxes, long-lasting effects on neighborhoods
In Albany, New York, a landlord group from Western New York is opposing the "Good Cause Eviction" bill, which aims to protect tenants by preventing landlords from evicting them without a valid reason, such as ... more
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Sen. Gillibrand proposes bill to safeguard IVF treatments

Gillibrand invites Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission to Seneca Falls
In response to a controversial Alabama Supreme Court ruling, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced legislation aimed at protecting in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments for those struggling with infertility. The ruling, which regards frozen embryos as ... more
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