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How to Make Sure Your Vote Counts This Election Day

Everything you need to know about where, when, and how to vote in November’s elections.


A New Kind of Judge for Orange County

Paul Trachte hopes to not only win a seat long held by Republicans, but to build a more progressive criminal justice system.


What To Watch For In November’s Elections

Will Hudson Valley Democrats be able to hang on to the ground they gained in 2018? We look at what's happening in New York's 19th Congressional district and some interesting races in the state legislature.


A Hopeful, Progressive Bid for the Catskills’ 102nd District

Progressive activist Betsy Kraat believes in universal health care, marijuana reform, tenant protections, and restrictions on STRs. Can she unseat freshman Assemblyman Chris Tague this fall?


In Mask Law Reform, New York Grapples with the Weight of Protest History

The state Legislature voted last week to repeal an old law outlawing face masks that dates to the 19th-century Anti-Rent Wars. The timing is conspicuous.


Hudson Valley Political Events ‘Zoombombed’ With Racist Comments, Child Pornography

Virtual town halls by Rockland County Congressional candidates Mondaire Jones and Evelyn Farkas were targeted by online trolls last week.


Hudson’s New Mayor Combines the Past and Future

Newly elected Kamal Johnson discusses rent stabilization, partnering with developers, and how the waterfront city has changed since his childhood.


Rent Control’s First Test in the Hudson Valley

A housing vacancy study found that Kington is not eligible to opt in to the Emergency Tenant Protection Act. What do the results mean for other cities?


What the Splintering Democratic Vote Might Mean for New York

A year after updating its antiquated voting laws, the state could have a larger-than-usual role in the 2020 election.


Andrew Yang’s Last Stand

The New Paltz resident is staking his long-shot presidential bid on the New Hampshire primary. If he fails, what’s next?


The Trials of Nicole Addimando

The case of a Poughkeepsie woman convicted of killing her partner will test New York’s new sentencing guidelines for victims of abuse.


For Delgado, Politics Is the Art of Showing Up

In his first year in Congress, the Hudson Valley representative has held 33 town halls, proposed 28 pieces of legislation, and built a reputation of strong constituent outreach that has warded off any formidable opposition—so far.


The Long-Awaited Arrival of Bail Reform

New York’s transformative pretrial and bail reforms go into effect in 2020. They should create a more fair, equal, and compassionate criminal justice system.

Social Justice

Will New York’s Green Light Law Get the Green Light Everywhere?

Opposition remains strong to the bill Cuomo signed this summer, which is set to go into effect next month.

Social Justice

Mondaire Jones Has Been Here the Whole Time

Long before Nita Lowey announced her retirement, the progressive lawyer was running for her seat in NY17. His election would be historic.


Does the GOP Stand a Chance in NY19 Without Molinaro?

Latest FEC filings reveal a weak Republican primary field of 2020 challengers to Antonio Delgado.


Chelsea Clinton Honored by Hillary at Val-Kill Awards

Former first daughter receives medal 24 years after mom honored, becoming first mother-daughter recipients in the award's history.


New York Farmworkers Finally Have Labor Rights, But the Fight Isn’t Over

New legislation gives agricultural laborers the right to unionize and collect overtime pay, but neither side is thrilled with the final law.


Just How Good Is Gun Control in New York?

In the era of mass shootings, we may be lucky to have some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, but there’s a clear upstate/downstate divide.


The End of Fossil Fuels in New York?

New York lawmakers have passed the most ambitious climate plan in the country. But how will we get to net-zero emissions by 2050? TBD.

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