Albany, NY, Apr 03, 2012 — The Obama administration set off a firestorm when it released rules requiring employer-provided health insurance to cover the cost of contraceptives. Leaders in the Catholic Church said the policy violates their right to religious freedom.
Meanwhile, states around the country are considering hundreds of bills addressing women's health care: everything from forcing women to carry dead fetuses to term, to forcing women who seek abortions to go through invasive ultrasounds, to cutting funding for health clinics. Many women say these bills violate their right to to make their own health care decisions, and will limit access to quality health care..
The New York State legislature is considering a bill called the Reproductive Health Act. It codifies a woman's right to contraception and abortion. But even so, some women see a trend, and they're worried. Go to full article
Jamestown, NY, Apr 03, 2012 — You may have heard of "flash mobs," where a mass of people invade a public space to make a scene. Now the idea has been turned on its head by "cash mobs," where large crowds of consumers show up at small businesses to spend money.
But as the Innovation Trail's Daniel Robison reports, it's not just about propping up the local economy. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Apr 03, 2012 — New York is one of five states joining the Obama Administration in an agreement designed to spur offshore wind development in the Great lakes. But as the Innovation Trail's... Go to full article
Apr 03, 2012 — Julie Grant looks at how North Country politicians are reacting to national--and regional--battles over women's health and contraception. Several states, including New York,... Go to full article