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A Test of the Left in NY-16

Primary challenges to Rep. Jamaal Bowman test progressivism of New York’s 16th district.

Politics

For A Democratic Leader, A Blue District Is Anything But Safe

By switching to a safer district, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney angered the left. Now the Democratic leader is facing a challenger he didn’t expect.

Politics

Hudson Valley Progressives Grapple With Redistricting Chaos

For voters, New York’s new Congressional districts and two-part primary are a source of confusion. For local progressives, they might also be an opportunity.

Politics

With Flooding on the Rise, Hudson Valley Superfund Sites Are at Risk

Climate change is accelerating the frequency and intensity of floods in the region. At local Superfund sites, rising waters are spreading long-buried toxins to new places.

Environment

With Abortion Rights Under Threat, Local Advocates Mobilize

Is New York ready for a post-Roe America? In the Hudson Valley and across the state, advocates are bracing for worst-case scenarios.

Health

Public Power Has Albany Rattled

The push for the Build Public Renewables Act in New York has become surprisingly muscular. Is it strong enough to break Albany’s climate gridlock?

Politics

New York City Prepares to Shut Down the Delaware Aqueduct

For the first time in almost a century, a critical piece of New York City's water infrastructure needs fixing. The impacts could be felt throughout the city’s 2,000-square-mile watershed.

Environment

New York’s Hidden Water Affordability Crisis

New Yorkers who are struggling are behind on their water bills, just like they are on other utility bills. But without consistent data from water utilities, we can't clearly see the problem, let alone solve it.

Opinion

Central Hudson Is Broken. Can New York Fix It?

Legislators are investigating. Advocates want to put utilities in public hands. People behind on their utility bills are in trouble. Regulators have a lot of power to act—if they choose to.

Economy

The Round Goby Has Reached the Hudson. Will It Keep Going?

The round goby, a prolific and destructive invasive fish, has spread from the Great Lakes all the way to the Hudson River. New York's canal operators are trying to keep it from invading Lake Champlain too. Does the plan go far enough?

Environment

A Green Firehouse for New Paltz, Despite the Odds

New Paltz's all-electric, solar-powered firehouse is one small step for a Hudson Valley community, one giant leap for New York's millions of dirty buildings.

Environment

The Donut Effect: How Remote Work Is Transforming the Hudson Valley

A sea change in how Americans work is affecting how and where they live—and putting intense new pressures on housing and communities. Can the Hudson Valley keep up?

Economy

New York Needs to Rein In Central Hudson’s Profit-Taking

A local advocate for energy reform calls for the state Public Service Commission to take action on Central Hudson, and address the failures of our investor-owned energy system.

Opinion

Can Hudson Fix Its Public Housing Playground?

Play is essential to childhood development, but the play space at Columbia County’s only public housing project is derelict.

Social Justice

We Need to Pay Attention to Violence Against Native Persons

Forge Project is leading a march to raise awareness about the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous persons.

Opinion

Federal Funds Will Be Used to Address Housing Crisis in Westchester

The funds will go toward upgrades to affordable units in southwest Yonkers, where two-thirds of residents are unable to afford the cost of living.

Economy

Our Healthcare System Is Making My Patients Sicker

Why we need the New York Health Act.

Opinion

Rob Astorino in the Widening Gyre of GOP Politics

The Reaganite Republican finds himself running for governor (again) in a party frothing about COVID, Cuomo, and critical race theory. Can he keep up?

Politics

Good to Go: The Rise of Travel Nursing

Soaring demand for nurses during the pandemic has changed the front lines of health care. Is it sustainable?

Health

The Anti-Vaxxers Won. This Is Pandemic Country.

The pandemic is not over. So why are we acting like it is?

Opinion
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