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Long COVID May Bring A Wave Of Nervous System Disorders. Are We Ready?

Cases of debilitating neurological conditions called dysautonomia are showing up in COVID survivors. But patients are still struggling to find proper care.

Health

The CDC Is Urging Masks Again. What Does it Mean for New York?

The Delta variant has brought on a new wave of the pandemic, which may force behavioral changes even for the vaccinated.

Coronavirus

A Wave of Hudson Valley Cities Could Ban Eviction Without ‘Good Cause’

Blocked at the state level, the campaign for “good cause eviction” is going local. Organizers achieved a major victory in Albany this week.

Politics

New York Moves to Ban Delta-8 THC, In Blow to CBD Market

Products containing the cannabis compound have become popular in recent years. But a lack of regulation and clear federal standing have caused some states to ban it.

Economy

New York Officials Are Souring on Gas Power

Grassroots opposition to new fossil fuel projects is turning up the heat on the state’s most powerful politicians.

Environment

Disputes Over Federal Relief Funds Reflect Longstanding Tensions Within KCSD

Parents and teachers are frustrated with the Kingston school district’s response to COVID-19, and its track record on community involvement and equity.

Education

Nail Salon Workers Are Transforming Their Industry After the Pandemic

Wage theft, long hours, and a lack of personal protective equipment have plagued nail technicians for decades. But there’s a growing worker-led movement for change.

Economy

Keeping New York Honest on Climate Progress

The state has adopted ambitious climate goals. But so far, there’s no real way to measure its progress.

Environment

The Pandemic Is Fading. But for First Responders, a Longer Struggle Begins

Rescue workers witnessed new levels of tragedy last year, but the field lacks the resources for workers to deal with the ensuing trauma.

Health

The Role of New Arrivals in Combating the Affordable Housing Crisis

Gentrification is not an inescapable force. To fight it, we must follow the lead of organizations led by those most impacted, who are already doing the work.

Opinion

Public Housing in Hudson Is Falling Apart

Conditions at Bliss Tower and Columbia Apartments are notoriously poor. But an ambitious plan to demolish and replace the buildings is in the works—though there’s a long road ahead.

Economy

The Gospel of Ganja: A Q&A with Cannabis Activist Steve DeAngelo

The “father of legal cannabis,” who has been fighting to end prohibition for nearly 50 years, outlines his vision for a more inclusive and radically just industry—and how it might change the world.

Social Justice

What New York State Legislators Got Done On Climate This Year

Spoiler: Not much.

Environment

The Pandemic Has Intensified the Fight Over Gig Workers

The long struggle to reclassify gig-economy laborers as employees of the companies they work with has taken on new urgency after a year of job losses, poor health outcomes, and overall instability.

Economy

How a Luxury Hotel Gained Control of Access to a State Trail

Emails reveal how Kingston officials ceded control of a gate across North Street to Hutton Brickyards, while activists say the city was dragging its feet on a solution for those facing homelessness.

Economy

In Rural New York, Counties Turn a Blind Eye to Policing Problems

Police reforms mandated by Governor Cuomo fell short of addressing systemic issues in Delaware and Sullivan counties, advocates say—in part because local officials don’t see an issue with policing in their communities.

Politics

Kingston Hamlet Offers Test Case for Conservation Amid Gentrification

Preservation of the Wilbur uplands, recently acquired by the Kingston Land Trust, illuminates the tensions between development and land conservation in the Hudson Valley.

Environment

Grounded In Local Issues, Delgado Punches Above His Weight

As one of the few House Democrats from a rural district, Antonio Delgado has a balancing act to perform. The River checks in with NY-19’s Congressional rep on the value of keeping it local.

Politics

New York State’s Mask Mandate Is Lifting. What Now?

Vaccination has sent COVID-19 infection rates sharply downward, but we’re a long way from herd immunity, and now we’re on the honor system. Here’s our guide to navigating the new normal.

Coronavirus

Will This Be the Year New York Passes Universal Health Care?

The New York Health Act would establish a single-payer healthcare system covering every New Yorker. Its proponents say the pandemic has made it more urgent than ever.

Health
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