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Politics

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Hudson Valley Abortion Rights at the Crossroads

What does this historic moment for abortion rights in the US and New York State mean for residents of the Hudson Valley?

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ICE in the Hudson Valley

The escalating bitterness of the national debate on immigration and recent crackdowns by ICE have caused public outcries in communities where immigrants live and work.

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New Legislature, New New York

Last November, Democrats in the state Senate captured eight seats previously held by Republicans, setting the stage for a dramatic shift in legislative priorities.

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Legalized Marijuana in New York State: The Green Gold Rush

Andrew Cuomo unveils a plan for legalizing recreational marijuana in New York State.

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NY’s REDC: Can Money Fix a Broken Economy?

Since 2011, New York State has made an annual late-December tradition of announcing millions in grants to businesses, nonprofits, and local governments. On December 18, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the eighth round of REDC funding.

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New York State Gun Law: A Political Weapon

The culture clash between gun-rights defenders and gun-control advocates in Upstate New York

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Hudson Valley Voters Have Spoken

The flipping of the House from Republican to Democrat, one low-key race at a time is both a local story and a national one.

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Antonio Delgado Makes History

Democrat Antonio Delgado has defeated Republican incumbent John Faso to become the first African American ever to represent upstate New York in Congress.

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John Faso has one problem, and it’s Antonio Delgado

The Democratic nominee in NY19 has gotten the better of several clashes with Republican John Faso. Can he take it all the way?