Bail Reform’s Discontents in NY
The governor and two local DA candidates would like to further dismantle New York’s bail reform law. But there’s less evidence than ever of a link between the reform and an increase in crime.
Hochul Math: The governor’s power grab to rewrite climate law
An explanation of the painfully nerdy, incredibly important methane math problem that roiled New York’s budget process this week.
Pipeline—or Pipe Bomb?
Opponents Rally Against Iroquois Fracked Gas Pipeline Expansion in New York State
5 Cleanup Technologies in Testing Stage for Superfund Site with Twice the Toxins of Love Canal
After more than 60 years, cleanup could be in the future for the Dewey Loeffel Landfill Superfund site, while toxin removal and monitoring moves forward at a related site along Route 203.
In just over two years, four cyclists have been killed in Kingston, despite the city's efforts toward creating safer streets. Why is Kingston so unsafe for cyclists, and what can be done to prevent future tragedies?
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?