Graphic from a recent Facebook study showing areas where local news is robust enough to launch a new product aimed at news readers—and where it isn't. Source: Facebook Journalism Project

Our Growing Local News Desert

Local news is in crisis. Can new business models stay the damage, here and across the U.S?

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Welcome to The River Community!

New stories every week. Community events. Democracy in action ;)

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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.