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An Open Letter on Climate to Antonio Delgado

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Momentum Is Building to Solve the Home Care Crisis

New York’s severe shortage of home care workers has a fresh chance of being addressed in Albany with the Fair Pay for Home Care Act.

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The Future Must Be Beautiful

There is no choice but to recalibrate our values toward an economy that prioritizes well-being and ecological regeneration.

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Why Newsrooms Should Open Their Editing Process to Marginalized Communities

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New York’s Political Climate Is Not Helping the Earth’s Climate

It’s hard to understand the convoluted terminology and policy associated with the state’s gas infrastructure. Here, members of the Sunrise Movement—a youth-led environmental and social advocacy organization—provide a breakdown of the issues.

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How Language Is Shaping the Solar Energy Debate

Why are certain words weaponized in a passionate public argument like the one playing out over Shepherd’s Run in Copake?

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Why the Town of Copake Opposes Shepherd’s Run

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The New York Build Public Renewables Act Should Have Passed This Session

Why didn’t this bill, which is arguably essential for getting the state on track for meeting its climate goals, pass this year?

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Rural Dignity Starts at the Root

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Defenders of Bluestone Wild Forest Saw a Great Victory—But We’re Not Celebrating Yet

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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.

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Poughkeepsie’s Wheaton Park Should Be Returned to the People

A proposed housing development would only serve upscale commuters, and destroy the historic park’s soul. There is a better alternative.

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Why You Should Be Worried About Coffee Farmers As a Coffee Drinker

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Keep Live Animals Out of Easter

The holiday shouldn’t be marred by bunnies, chicks, and other animals who are soon forgotten.

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‘Swept Downstream’: On a Year of Education During the Pandemic

We all came together around shared experiences early on, but the reality of remote learning—and the isolation, technical difficulties, and frustrations it brings—has made high school much harder.

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How to Address the Affordable Housing Crisis Without Building More

A combination of short-term rental regulations, property tax credits, and zoning changes can stabilize the housing market in a sustainable way.

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Why Is Sending Care Packages to Prisons So Hard?

The incarcerated have been more isolated than ever over the past year, but arbitrary DOCCS rules make it difficult to provide care from the outside. It’s up to the public to push back on the powerful carceral system.

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New York’s Nursing Home Crisis and the Future of Home Care

As the state’s population ages, home care work is in high demand. A new law would guarantee a living wage for care workers.

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A Shot in the Dark: New York’s Bungled Vaccine Rollout

Vaccines are our best hope for a collective return to a less brutal world. But right now, in many local communities, hope is very much in the dark.

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Seeing Poughkeepsie Differently Thanks to Census Work

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