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Jun 22, 2014 — California-based troubadour Tom Freund sings of skateboarding kids, impending doom and Happy Days lunch boxes on his new album, Two Moons. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to him about the record.
May 23, 2014 — Castro would take over the Department of Housing and Urban Development at a time when the nation's housing market has been treading water.
May 22, 2014 — Three to six hurricanes are expected to form during the six-month season that begins June 1. That's below average, but NOAA officials emphasized a single storm can make for a bad year.
May 22, 2014 — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects a relatively quiet Atlantic hurricane season, with three to six hurricanes developing between June 1 and the end of November. Forecasters say they expect El Nino conditions to develop in the coming months, which should produce winds in the Atlantic that discourage hurricane formation.
May 22, 2014 — A White House official said Thursday that the president will tap Castro to become housing secretary and Shaun Donovan, his current housing chief, to run the budget office.
May 21, 2014 — Hoboken, N.J., has experienced several major floods since Hurricane Sandy. Mayor Dawn Zimmer says her city isn't waiting to prepare for the effects of climate change.
May 17, 2014 — Huck Finn and his friend Jim float down the Mississippi through the Jim Crow South and Hurricane Katrina in a new book called The Boy in His Winter. NPR's Scott Simon talks with author Norman Lock.
Apr 25, 2014 — A new study says the worst floods in the city are both higher and 20 times more common than they were 170 years ago. But climate change is only part of the reason.
Mar 27, 2014 — A law firm hired by the Republican governor's office says its investigation found no evidence Christie knew beforehand about N.J. lane closures that may have been aimed at hurting a Democratic mayor.
An aerial shot from Gov. Cuomo's tour of areas affected by Sandy. Photo: Governor's office via <a href="">Flickr</a>
An aerial shot from Gov. Cuomo's tour of areas affected by Sandy. Photo: Governor's office via Flickr

Cuomo, representatives push for Sandy aid in Washington

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is joining with leaders of New York's congressional delegation to urge Congress to finally act on a federal aid package for victims of Superstorm Sandy.

It's been seven weeks since the destructive storm. The debate is set to begin Monday, and the measure faces complications and political hurdles.  Go to full article
New York City's East River viewed from Roosevelt Island, 2 p.m. on Monday, October 29. Photo: <a href="">Mark Lyon,</a>, CC <a href="">some rights reserved</a>

Poll finds New Yorkers convinced of climate change

A new poll finds that, in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, more than two thirds of New Yorkers say they now believe in climate change.

They also give Gov. Andrew Cuomo good grades for his handling of the storm's aftermath.  Go to full article
U.S. Rep. Bill Owens.

Owens says increased gov revenue critical, flexible on details

President Barack Obama is holding firm to his campaign promise to end the Bush-era tax cuts for the top two percent of earners in America.

North Country Congressman Bill Owens agrees increased revenue is a critical ingredient to any deal. But he says he's flexible on how that should happen.  Go to full article
An aerial shot from Gov. Cuomo's tour of areas affected by Sandy. Photo: Governor's office via <a href="">Flickr</a>

Cuomo eases insurance rules for Sandy victims

Governor Cuomo says he's taking steps to speed up insurance claims processing after Superstorm Sandy.

Cuomo's emergency regulations scrap the normal 15 day time...  Go to full article
State of the art snow making techniques help ORDA maintain venues even in warmer weather. Photo: ORDA

Profile: Ted Blazer's ORDA anchors NY winter tourism

There's snow on the ground in the Adirondacks. The winter tourism industry in the region is hoping to bounce back this season after last year's disastrously warm weather....  Go to full article
Governor Cuomo meets with New York's congressional delegation and county executives to discuss the financial impacts of Hurricane Sandy. Photo: Governor's office via <a href = "">Flickr</a>

Cuomo seeks $41 billion from US gov for Sandy rebuilding

Governor Cuomo says Hurricane Sandy caused more damage than Hurricane Katrina, and is now asking for $41 billion from the federal government. Cuomo says New York's...  Go to full article
An aerial shot from the governor's tour of areas affected by Sandy. Photo: <a href="">Governor's office via Flickr</a>

Quinnipiac: Leaders, first responders did good job in Sandy

Most New York City voters say Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg did an "excellent" or "good" job responding to Hurricane Sandy. But according to a Quinnipiac...  Go to full article
A Con Edison crew works at the Alfred E. Smith Houses in lower Manhattan, on October 31.     Photo: <a href="">Jason A. Howie</a>, CC <a href="">some rights reserved</a>

Cuomo orders probe of utilities

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he hopes a Moreland Act investigation into the state's utilities will result in a complete overhaul of New York's power distribution system.
...  Go to full article
Just 10 days after Hurricane Sandy, a Nor'easter dumped several inches of snow over much of the Northeast. But a new study indicates New York could be seeing a lot fewer cold blasts in the future. Photo (Sourland Mountain, NJ): <a href="">Vilseskogen</a>, CC <a href="">some rights reserved</a>

Climate change may lead to much warmer NY

In the coming century will New York warm up by three degrees Fahrenheit and have a climate like Richmond, Virginia?

Or will it warm by eight degrees and become...  Go to full article
Damage to the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, NY, as of Nov. 6, 2012. Photo: Governor's office via <a href="">Flickr</a>

Gov. Cuomo calls cost of Sandy "staggering"

Governor Cuomo delivered a sobering report on the blow superstorm Sandy has dealt New York state. The loss is "staggering", he said, with tens of billions in property damage...  Go to full article

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