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Newly seated Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez teamed up with veteran Sen. Ed Markey on February 7 to introduce legislation they’ve dubbed the “Green New Deal.” It’s a … more
Newly seated Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez teamed up with veteran Sen. Ed Markey on February 7 to introduce legislation they’ve dubbed the “Green New Deal.” It’s a … more
If you’ve ever spent time in a city, you have an idea of what homelessness typically looks like—a picture that doesn’t match up with the reality of homelessness in our area. Rather … more
The New York State Legislature is on a progressive roll.  Its members recently passed the Reproduction Rights Acts, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo has already signed; it codifies into state law the … more
A few weeks after Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (BWCA) announced it would hold a three-day event in honor of the 50th anniversary of the original Woodstock Festival, promoter Michael Lang … more
Sullivan County Clerk Dan Briggs has some predictions about what 2019 will bring to his office. One was that there would be longer lines of people waiting to get drivers’ licenses because there … more
The 116th U.S. Congress was sworn in on January 3, with many news outlets noting that this is the most diverse Congress in terms of race, sex and religious orientation in the history of this country. … more
At press time, the partial shutdown of the federal government is in full swing and President Donald Trump still insists he won’t sign any budget agreement that does not include $5 billion for … more
The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on December 12 to pass the $867 billion Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, commonly referred to as the Farm Bill, a bipartisan effort that … more
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) seemed to react with a bit too much caution in October, when it warned U.S. consumers not to eat any romaine lettuce, at all, from anywhere, because of the … more
Now that Pennsylvania and New York’s Whitetail deer seasons are in full swing, hunting has become a hot-button topic for many. Platforms on the issue typically range from an ethical respect for … more
Thirteen federal agencies and more than 300 experts, both from inside and outside government have been working for two years on the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), a report on the impacts … more
With the ascendency of Small Business Saturday, consumers are urged to shop at small, local businesses—and in particular on the Saturday after Black Friday. With both Black Friday and Small … more
There has been some discussion about whether the election on November 6 was actually a “blue wave,” but when one party takes 33 seats away from the other party in the House of … more
Since 1992, 45% of the plastic recycling materials generated by the planet and about 70% of the recyclable plastic waste generated in the United States have been sent to China. But collecting … more
For some weeks now, we have received so many election-related letters that we have not been able to print them all. This week, to maximize our readers’ opportunities to share their election … more
Some analysts say the coming midterm election is a referendum on President Donald Trump. But judging from the political television ads this season the election is also about healthcare. The Wesleyan … more
Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and other founding fathers believed that a “wall of separation” should exist between church and state. They therefore created the Establishment Clause of … more
Wayne County saw a case recently that District Attorney Patrick Robinson said was a “first” in his 25 years in the office: a prostitution sting that ended with the arrests of a pimp, four … more
Annie Rabbitt’s extremist views State senate candidate Annie Rabbitt didn’t accomplish much during her 10 years in the legislature. She never wrote a bill that became law, but she did … more
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