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A hydrofracked well and drilling pad in Pennsylvania. Photo: Matt Richmond
A hydrofracked well and drilling pad in Pennsylvania. Photo: Matt Richmond

NY top court considers local bans on gas drilling

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's highest court is set to consider whether municipalities can use local zoning laws to ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing to drill for natural gas.  Go to full article
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/39017545@N02/7219088026">Matt Johnson</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Matt Johnson, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

With vow from Cuomo, NY Democrats seek wage hike

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Liberals emboldened by promises of support from Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo are redoubling efforts to raise New York's minimum wage from $8 to $10.10 an hour, and let high-cost areas like New York City raise it even further.  Go to full article

Lawmakers urge passage of pregnant employee bill

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the Legislature is urging passage of a bill that would accommodate the needs of pregnant women in the workplace.  Go to full article
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/masseoe/8167753498/">Heather Johnson</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Heather Johnson, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Study: Teacher absences cost students, districts

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) A new report finds that about 16 percent of teachers in some of the country's largest public school districts are considered chronically absent and out of the classroom 18 days or more for illness, personal time or professional training.  Go to full article
A 2012 rally in support of the New York Dream Act Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/longislandwins/6983673739/">Long Island Wins</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
A 2012 rally in support of the New York Dream Act Photo: Long Island Wins, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY Assembly passes Dream Act--again

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The New York Assembly has once more passed the Dream Act, but the measure's fate remains uncertain in the Senate.

The bill would extend state financial aid to students in the country illegally.  Go to full article

1 killed, 4 injured in SUV rollover crash on I-81

PAMELIA, N.Y. (AP) State police say one person from Canada is dead and four others are injured after their sport utility vehicle crashed and overturned on Interstate 81 in northern New York.  Go to full article
Senator Bernie Sanders talking about Veterans Affairs in October 2013. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/32619231@N02/10173955015/">Senate Democrats</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Senator Bernie Sanders talking about Veterans Affairs in October 2013. Photo: Senate Democrats, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont senator lays out plan to overhaul VA

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Vermont's U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is outlining plans to improve accountability and insure timely medical services at the Veterans Affairs department.  Go to full article
Americade '05 Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/82045003@N00/60244277/">Daniel Howe</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Americade '05 Photo: Daniel Howe, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Thousands of motorcycles to rally in Lake George

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) State police and the Thruway Authority are advising drivers to watch out for motorcycles as thousands head for the 32nd annual Americade rally in Lake George this week.  Go to full article
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Photo: Mark Kurtz
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Photo: Mark Kurtz

Gillibrand to push for STEM programs for females

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is continuing her push to encourage more young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.  Go to full article

NY man's convictions upheld in double murder

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A midlevel court has upheld the murder convictions of an ex-New York prison guard for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and the man she was dating in northern New York.  Go to full article

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