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A car that was wrecked in a drunk driving accident, put on display by MADD. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/soulfullshots/495436157/">Soulfull</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
A car that was wrecked in a drunk driving accident, put on display by MADD. Photo: Soulfull, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY Thruway, anti-drunk-driving group tout sobriety

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The New York State Thruway Authority and Mothers Against Drunk Driving are kicking off their annual "red ribbon" campaign against drunken driving.

Officials say 65,000 red ribbons will be handed out to Thruway drivers across New York state on Friday.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nyng/9724908661/">New York National Guard</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: New York National Guard, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY honor guards at 11,000-plus vets' funerals in 2013

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Members of the New York National Guard's honor guards are expected to have provided military funeral services to more than 11,500 veterans by the end of the year.

State military officials say the Army National Guard's honor guards had provided services for 9,735 ceremonies as of Tuesday and expect to conduct another 265 military funerals by New Year's Day.  Go to full article
Photo: Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office via Flickr
Photo: Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office via Flickr

2014: the year of reform?

This year saw more state lawmakers indicted, jailed, convicted, and even participating in the wiretapping some of their colleagues. The continued corruption spurred Governor Cuomo to appoint a commission to look into the legislature. Will 2014 be the year Albany finally sees reform?  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/visioplanet/4760316376/">Sudipto Sarkar</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Sudipto Sarkar, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Study finds NY 21st in funding to stop smoking

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A national coalition of anti-smoking advocates ranks New York 21st among states in funding of smoking cessation programs.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids this month also includes New York among states it says broke promises to use all or most of the money from the historic tobacco company settlement 15 years ago to combat smoking.  Go to full article

Thousands get 2014 insurance from NY exchange

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) With insurance through New York's health exchange starting next year, thousands of policyholders have to change coverage while even more uninsured are signing up for new policies.

Facing a late influx of applications, the exchange has pushed back enrollment deadlines twice, most recently to midnight Tuesday for policies effective Jan. 1.  Go to full article
Home page of the NY health plan marketplace. Photo: NYS
Home page of the NY health plan marketplace. Photo: NYS

New Yorkers picking health plans face deadline

NEW YORK (AP) New Yorkers whose health insurance policies were cancelled because of federal health care reform are facing a deadline to pick a replacement plan if they want to avoid a lapse in coverage on Jan. 1.

Monday is the last day people can purchase a plan through New York's new online insurance marketplace if they want coverage to be in effect on New Year's Day.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmazzola1/5806348617/">Joe Mazzola</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Joe Mazzola, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY agency reports preliminary deer hunting results

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) State wildlife managers tallying results of the 2013 big game season say it looks like hunters killed slightly more deer than last year, but not enough to meet population reduction goals in targeted areas.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation says the number of deer killed in the Southern Zone, which is most of the state, looks like it's about 1 percent higher than last year.  Go to full article
1949 edition of "The Night Before CHristmas." Photo: . Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadsidepictures/6567490483/">Roadsidepictures</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
1949 edition of "The Night Before CHristmas." Photo: . Photo: Roadsidepictures, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY mock trial for "The Night Before Christmas"

TROY, N.Y. (AP) It's a controversy whose roots trace back nearly two centuries to a holiday poem first published in an upstate New York newspaper: Who really wrote "A Visit from St. Nicholas"?

This week, a mock trial will be held in a courtroom in Troy, where the now-classic also known as "The Night Before Christmas" was first published anonymously in the Sentinel newspaper on Dec. 23, 1823.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthigh/2096717687/">mlhradio</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: mlhradio, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Hundreds of adults say they believe in Santa

A quick disclaimer: this story may not be for children. It addresses the existence of a certain man who lives in the North Pole.

The Siena College Research Institute does regular public opinion surveys in a wide range of areas, varying from politics to business to culture. On Wednesday, Siena released the results of a special survey about the holiday season in New York.

One of the survey questions asked adults what they think about Santa Claus, and far more grown-ups than you might think said they believe.  Go to full article
Red squirrel in falling snow. Archive Photo of the Day: Hank Hofmann, Ottawa, ON
Red squirrel in falling snow. Archive Photo of the Day: Hank Hofmann, Ottawa, ON

More lake-effect snow for NY and Ontario

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Another round of lake-effect storms is expected to dump an additional 12 to 18 inches of snow on parts of western and northern New York where some towns already are buried from earlier storms.

The National Weather Service says bands of storms coming off eastern Lake Ontario are expected to drop up to 11/2 feet of snow Thursday across the Tug Hill Plateau area in northern Oswego, southeastern Jefferson and Lewis counties.  Go to full article

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