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Cleaning Up The Hudson

Has the decade-long General Electric river cleanup been effective? Would the river have been better off left alone?

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New Legislature, New New York

Last November, Democrats in the state Senate captured eight seats previously held by Republicans, setting the stage for a dramatic shift in legislative priorities.

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Legalized Marijuana in New York State: The Green Gold Rush

Andrew Cuomo unveils a plan for legalizing recreational marijuana in New York State.

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Police Use of Force in the Hudson Valley

The Hudson Valley has not made waves in the national discourse as a place where local tensions are high over police use of force. But up and down the Valley communities have struggled with the deaths of citizens at the hands of police, and with the long public aftermath of a fatal use of force.

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NY’s REDC: Can Money Fix a Broken Economy?

Since 2011, New York State has made an annual late-December tradition of announcing millions in grants to businesses, nonprofits, and local governments. On December 18, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the eighth round of REDC funding.

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The Airbnb Invasion

We made the 2019 "trending destinations" list. What does it mean for the Catskills and Hudson Valley?

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Casinos: Win or Lose for the Hudson Valley?

Advocates have long hoped that Vegas-style casinos would restore some of the region’s luster. Can they succeed?

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The Hudson Valley in a Warming World

The impacts of global warming are already being felt in the Hudson Valley. What might the future look like?

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New York State Gun Law: A Political Weapon

The culture clash between gun-rights defenders and gun-control advocates in Upstate New York