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Governor Cuomo with Nir Barkat,  Mayor of Jerusaleml. Photo: <a href="">New York Governor's Office</a>
Governor Cuomo with Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusaleml. Photo: New York Governor's Office

NY governor offers "total solidarity" for Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo is visiting Israel, where he is expressing "total solidarity" with the country in the month-long Gaza war.  Go to full article
NYS Assembly districts (detail). Map: NYS

Will ballot amendment ease gerrymandering "scheming?"

Government reform groups are split over whether an amendment on the November ballot to change the way legislative district lines are drawn is an improvement, or will make only make gerrymandering worse.  Go to full article
Matt Funiciello is running for the NY-21 congressional district seat on the Green Party line. Photo: Funiciello campaign

NY-21: Matt Funiciello campaigns in St. Lawrence County today

Green party candidate for Congress Matt Funiciello will make his first campaign stops in St. Lawrence County today.

The Glens Falls-based bakery and café owner will attend Seniorama, an annual gathering of the state Senior Action Council at SUNY Canton, at 10 this morning.  Go to full article
Elise Stefanik, GOP candidate for the NY-21 Congressional seat. Photo: Stefanik campaign

Stefanik gets "Politico" treatment

One of the North Country's congressional candidates was featured this week in a major national journal.

Elise Stefanik, the Republican seeking the 21st district...  Go to full article
Aaron Woolf is seeking the NY-21 House seat. Photo provided by NYS Democratic Party

Woolf addresses health dept. violations; campaign airs first TV ad

For the first time, Democratic congressional candidate Aaron Woolf is personally addressing a report that a grocery and deli he owns in Brooklyn were hit with dozens of...  Go to full article
Democrat Aaron Woolf campaigning in Malone, NY. Photo: Brian Mann

North Country's economic fears echo on campaign trail

It's now less than three months to the November election, when the North Country will choose a new member of Congress.

The race between Republican Elise...  Go to full article

NY judge rules that Teachout may stay on ballot

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A judge in Brooklyn says liberal law professor Zephyr Teachout is eligible to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo in next month's Democratic primary, dismissing an...  Go to full article
Zephyr Teachout. Photo: <a href="">zephyrforgov</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Teachout a hit among fracking opponents

Law professor Zephyr Teachout's campaign for governor survived a court challenge yesterday. That clears the way for Teachout's own challenge: to Gov. Andrew Cuomo in next...  Go to full article
Zephyr Teachout is challenging Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary race for governor. Photo: <a href="">Michael Johnson</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY judge to rule on challenge to Teachout campaign

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A judge in New York state will soon rule on whether a liberal law professor's campaign to oust Gov. Andrew Cuomo can continue.

Fordham University...  Go to full article
Gov. Guomo marching in 2013 as honorary grand marshall of the Celebrate Israel Parade in NYC. Photo: <a href="">Office of Gov. Cuomo</a>

New York governor, other officials head to Israel

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top state legislators are heading to Israel this week for a two-day visit to show "solidarity" during that country's conflict...  Go to full article

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