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The Contentious Struggle Over the Kingston Academy Green Monuments

Activists seeking to remove statues of enslavers and colonizers are facing racist backlash from bigots.

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What Does It Mean to Defund the Police?

Every police reform that governments have tried has failed to address and correct what is toxic in American law-enforcement culture.

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Online Threats, Unease Mar BLM Protest in Cobleskill

A June 4 march was canceled after a series of threatening comments from residents on Facebook. But local activists are not backing down.

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At the Black Lives Matter Protests in the Hudson Valley

On the ground in nine municipalities across the region.

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Lost In Translation During the Coronavirus Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic emphasizes the need for language justice for non-English speakers in the Hudson Valley.

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Mutual Aid to the Rescue

Both new and established groups of Hudson Valley residents rise to the challenge of COVID-19.

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You Broke It, You Build It

The owner of a building that collapsed in Poughkeepsie has been sued multiple times. So why is he being approved for other development projects?

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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.

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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.

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Future Shock and the Just Transition

Creating equity in the Hudson Valley.

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A Slumlord in Newburgh

How one landlord’s poor track record reflects a systemic failure.

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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.

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A Helping Hand

Advocating for immigrants’ rights in the Hudson Valley.

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Restorative Justice and the Ulster County DA Race

The fight for the top law enforcement position in the county pits an experienced prosecutor against a reformist victims' rights attorney.

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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.

Politics

Green Gold Rush

With a crowded field of groups each pushing their agenda, comprehensive cannabis legalization in New York falters.

Politics

Justice Delayed, Not Denied

Luis Martinez is an Undocumented Immigrant. But a Judge in the Southern District of New York Ruled that Everyone on American Soil Has a Right to Justice.

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New York In Prison

New York State counties ask: Do we really need a jail?

Economy

Gentrification-on-Hudson

Block by block, town by town, gentrification is transforming the Hudson Valley.

Economy

Voice from behind Bars

A conversation with Luis Martinez, who is being detained for deportation despite a pending U visa.

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