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Just after midnight Tuesday, Kathy Hochul — who started her political career on the town board of a Buffalo suburb nearly 30 years ago — made history as the state's first female governor. She succeeds Andrew Cuomo, whose decade-long leadership ended in scandal. more
Although many spent weeks — if not months — demanding it, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation announcement Tuesday still caught many by surprise. more
To many, it never seemed possible. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would resign today, a week after state attorney general Letitia James concluded an investigation alleging he sexually harassed nearly a dozen women while in office. more
Jamaal Bowman wants to make it easier for more first-time candidates to run for office. That’s part of the reason why he supported the For the People Act — or H.R. 1 — last May. This massive election reform bill intends to institute a national public campaign financing system while rolling back some of the significant voter restrictions put in place by many Republican-led states. more
Although it’s dominated the news for the past year, Americans’ reckoning with how Black communities are policed is hardly new — even in the wake of killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.  more
This time last year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo could seemingly do no wrong. A year later, however, major cracks in Cuomo’s shiny image are starting to show. In recent days, the governor has been hit with at least two allegations of sexual harassment from former members of his administration team. But even before those women stepped forward, Cuomo was under fire for allegedly hiding data on coronavirus deaths in nursing homes. more
State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi is ramping up attacks against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as lawmakers and the state's executive office clash over how coronavirus deaths in nursing homes were reported last year. more
For years, Kenya Fernandez found living among mice in her 3801 Review Place apartment was something she just had to live with, despite pleas to her landlord to do something about it. But when a rat joined in on the visits a few weeks ago, Fernandez had enough. more
When a typical New York City apartment dweller has something that needs fixing — a water leak, or the heater isn’t working — it’s normally addressed with a quick call to the superintendent or landlord. That’s not the case for handyman Nelson Talavera. There’s no calling anybody. If he need something in his apartment fixed, he fixes it himself. more
The do’s and don’ts of operating a vehicle is not an arcane topic. These traffic rules are common to nearly every street and interstate. But getting stopped by a police officer for typical moving violations like speeding or flaunting street signs can be a much different experience for those drivers — many times depending primarily on the color of their skin. more
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