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  1. Aid in dying bill submitted again to legislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | North County Public Radio

    New York lawmakers will again consider legislation that would authorize people with terminal illnesses to request life-ending drugs from a physician. The bill introduced Monday in Albany would require two physicians to certify the patient's illness is terminal.

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  2. Cuomo's signature Start-Up NY plan is revisedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 19 | North County Public Radio

    One of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signature economic development programs is being downsized in his new state budget. Start-Up NY is being rebranded as other economic development projects have suffered setbacks.

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  3. Direct care agencies lose staff, push for help with the new minimum wageRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 11 | North County Public Radio

    Betsy Irish with her father, David Irish, at her group residence in a suburb of Rochester. Photo: courtesy David Irish "Our direct support professionals are being underpaid, and we as employers are not receiving the revenue to raise their salaries to a level that they rightfully deserve," said Daphne Pickert, CEO for NYSARC of St. Lawrence County.

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  4. Lakeshore owners, environmentalists at odds over new Plan 2014 for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 10 | North County Public Radio

    There's a simmering controversy on the northern border of the United States, and it's all about water. For the first time in over 50 years, the U.S. and Canada are changing the way they regulate water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

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  5. Study: Tons of plastic getting into Great LakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 5 | North County Public Radio

    A new study from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York tracks how much plastic is getting into the Great Lakes, and where it's going. Students from Journey's End Refugee Services at a cleanup organized by the Alliance for the Great Lakes on the Niagara River.

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  6. Uber: Ban on upstate NY rides causes holiday frustrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2016 | North County Public Radio

    Today is Giving Tuesday, a single day each year when people across the nation donate to non-profit organizations they care about. It's a day for all of us to come together to support organizations that make a difference in our community and in our world.

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  7. Steady crowd marks Election Day at Susan B. Anthony's graveRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2016 | North County Public Radio

    The New York gravestone of Susan B. Anthony was thickly encrusted with "I Voted" stickers on an Election Day that could put America's first female president in the White House. A steady stream of people lined up at Rochester's Mount Hope cemetery starting before dawn to pay respects to the women's suffrage leader.

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  8. Cuomo associates charged with bribery and fraudRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2016 | North County Public Radio

    A former Cuomo Administration official is among those named in a criminal complaint by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, accused of carrying out kickback and bribery schemes over a period of several years. Many of those illegal acts, the complaint alleges, involve the governor's much-touted upstate economic development programs, including the Buffalo Billion.

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  9. Cuomo associates charged with bribery and fraudRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2016 | North County Public Radio

    A former Cuomo Administration official is among those named in a criminal complaint by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, accused of carrying out kickback and bribery schemes over a period of several years. Many of those illegal acts, the complaint alleges, involve the governor's much-touted upstate economic development programs, including the Buffalo Billion.

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  10. National Toy Hall of Fame announces Class of 2016 finalistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2016 | North County Public Radio

    Rubber duckies, inductee from the Toy Hall of Fame Class of 2013. Photo: Gaetan Lee , Creative Commons some rights reserved ROCHESTER, N.Y. The National Toy Hall of Fame is set to reveal the finalists for the class of 2016.

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  11. NY lawmakers pass bills to allow alcohol sales on Sunday morningRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2016 | North County Public Radio

    While state lawmakers were still hung up over how to cancel the pensions of legislators convicted of felonies and other end-of-session issues, they agreed to extend the hours that New Yorkers can legally drink at bars and restaurants. New Yorkers will now be able to order a drink with their brunch, or in some cases, breakfast, at bars and restaurants on Sunday mornings.

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  12. Alain Kaloyeros, Cuomo's 'economic guru,' is sidelined by probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | North County Public Radio

    Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, President and CEO of SUNY Polytechnic Institute, left, Michael Liehr, Executive Vice President of Innovation and Technology, Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, right, brief Vice President Joe Biden, center, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, second from right, and Under Secretary Frank Kendall, as they visit SUNY Poly Canal Ponds during the official announcement of the Department of Defense award of $110 million to help create the new American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics on July 27, 2015 in Rochester, NY.

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  13. Ethics reform hopes fade in AlbanyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | North County Public Radio

    Blair Horner of NYPIRG speaks at a newly formed coalition of groups urging reform of New York State government. Photo: Karen DeWitt New York's legislative session is scheduled to end in just over three weeks and hopes for reform are fading despite an unprecedented level of corruption in state government.

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  14. Cuomo: Allow liquor sales in NY state before noon on SundaysRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | North County Public Radio

    Governor Andrew Cuomo announced new legislation to modernize New York State's alcoholic beverage laws while he was in Rochester, NY, to cut the ribbon at the new Three Heads Brewing. Photo: Office of the Gov. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday said he will propose legislation to allow restaurants to serve alcohol before noon on Sundays.

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  15. Could high speed rail between Rochester and Buffalo happen?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | North County Public Radio

    There's been talk about bringing high speed rail to Upstate New York for years. Now two Western New York representatives are trying a more focused approach. 15 comments

  16. NY minimum wage compromise draws criticism, praiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2016 | North County Public Radio

    In a briefing, Governor Cuomo spelled out a complex plan that would allow New York City's minimum wage workers to receive $15 an hour in three years, Long Island and Westchester employees to get $15 in six years, and the rest of the state to reach $12.50 in five years. The governor admitted he had to make concessions, but said the new plan will work.

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  17. Questions persist as lawmakers, Cuomo aim for NY budget dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2016 | North County Public Radio

    I'm sure lots of folks will skip right over this message. Not you. You mind the details .

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  18. Schumer, Slaughter to visit Rochester manufacturerRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2016 | North County Public Radio

    United States Senator Charles Schumer and Representative Louise Slaughter will visit the Harris Corporation, a radio factory in Rochester that recently secured a major contract with the U.S. Army. Photo: Senate Democrats , Creative Commons, some rights reserved ROCHESTER, N.Y. Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Louise Slaughter will visit a Rochester radio manufacturer that recently secured a major contract with the U.S. Army.

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  19. New Regents chancellor would have opted out of current standardized testsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2016 | North County Public Radio

    New York State Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa , Vice Chancellor Andrew Brown, and Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia take questions after the board elections. Photo by Karen DeWitt The newly elected Chancellor to the New York Board of Regents, Betty Rosa, expressed grave doubts about the state's use of standardized tests in schools.

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