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View of Broadway in Newburgh
Broadway in Newburgh, where police killings have sparked intense local protest in recent years. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons

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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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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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?