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Protestors opposing the building of a new Greene County Jail rally outside county offices in Catskill on May 5.Photo: Elizabeth Ibarra

New York In Prison

New York State counties ask: Do we really need a jail?

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Our Aging Infrastructure: Peril and Opportunity

As a nation, we’re not doing very well at keeping our systems running. Here's why.

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No More Plastic Bags

What is the net environmental effect of the bag ban?

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Understanding the Vaccination Controversy

Recent measles outbreaks put Hudson Valley schools at the center of a vitriolic legal and public health debate.