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Activists from Rise Up Kingston, Citizen Action, NYCLU, and other organizations at a December rally for bail reform.Photo: Stephanie Alinsug/Rise Up Kingston

The Long-Awaited Arrival of Bail Reform

New York’s transformative pretrial and bail reforms go into effect in 2020. They should create a more fair, equal, and compassionate criminal justice system.

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Hudson Valley State Parklands May Soon Increase

Gov. Cuomo proposes adding more than 2,000 acres among other robust environmental initiatives in 2020 State of the State address.

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The Aging of the Mid-Hudson Valley

A new report shines a light on the region’s rapidly aging population, prompting questions about how to make communities more age-friendly.

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Reclaiming Spanish

Social pressures cause many immigrants to stop speaking their first language, losing an aspect of cultural identity in the process. Some families are trying to keep those ties alive.