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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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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?