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Omari Shakur outside Community Voices Heard, a member-led multi-racial organization that builds power to secure social, economic and racial justice for all, in NewburghHillary Harvey

Policing in the Hudson Valley

A Window into the National Issue of Excessive Force and Community Policing.

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ICE in the Hudson Valley

The escalating bitterness of the national debate on immigration and recent crackdowns by ICE have caused public outcries in communities where immigrants live and work.

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Shrinking Schools

The problem of shrinking student enrollment ticks silently away until it becomes too urgent to ignore. Then it erupts into community outrage about tough decisions.

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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?