The Moms Fighting Against Moms for Liberty
Defense of Democracy, a nonpartisan, pro-democracy group, is taking on right-wing extremism in the Hudson Valley and beyond.
Why Are Accessory Dwelling Units Stalled in Albany?
Gov. Kathy Hochul backed down on including accessory dwelling units in her 2022 budget after a suburban backlash to higher-density housing that some claimed would be the "death of the suburbs."
The Working Families Party Wants Your Vote
In this tight electoral environment, New York’s Working Families Party is primed to play a significant role. The progressive third party is trying to convince voters that it remains a vital force in New York politics, while seeking to push a number of Democrats over the finish line and promoting a slate of progressive policies statewide and nationally.
On the Trail with Josh Riley
The democratic candidate for NY-19 steps off the campaign trail and onto a hiking trail to talk about the issues.
A Test of the Left in NY-16
Primary challenges to Rep. Jamaal Bowman test progressivism of New York’s 16th district.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.