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Are PILOTs A Race To The Bottom?

Tax deals promising jobs, like the one offered to Amazon HQ, are ubiquitous in New York State, but the net effect for communities like those in the Hudson Valley are not clear.

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Will New York’s Green Light Law Get the Green Light Everywhere?

Opposition remains strong to the bill Cuomo signed this summer, which is set to go into effect next month.

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The Future of Sex Ed After Title X

Public health advocates fear record-high STD rates could get worse after the Trump administration forced Planned Parenthood into a tough decision.

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Keeping Carbon

A short documentary from Jon Bowermaster of Oceans 8 Films explores efforts by Hudson Valley farmers to keep carbon in the ground with regenerative farming methods.