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A new mountain bike course should be under construction soon on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. It's part of a new blueprint for nearly 160 acres of land along Furhmann Boulevard approved Monday by the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation.

Rabies vaccine bait drops begin this week

Aug 15, 2016
Niagara County Health Department

New Yorkers may see planes and helicopters overhead this week, dropping thousands of pellets across city and rural areas. It is the annual rabies vaccine air drop and there are some things to remember when you see the waxy green, vanilla-scented packets.

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On Sunday, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a hotline that will reduce and resolve a number of election day problems.

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The CEOs have spoken - and they're not happy with New York State. They rated the state 49th out of 50 for the second year in a row, saying it's the second-worst state in which to do business.

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Governor Cuomo says the economics that go with professional mixed martial arts can be a knockout for New York's economy. Joined by Ultimate Fighting Championship ex-champions Ronda Rousey and Chris Weidman, Cuomo signed legislation officially ending the state's ban on the sport.

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Proponents of New York’s new medical marijuana law say so far, it’s barely functioning, and they say major revisions are necessary to allow more than just a tiny number of patients to benefit.


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A trip that began in Nevada has been hitting all points north and south to the country’s east coast made a stop in Buffalo on Friday.

There is still money available to New Yorkers for home heating aid. These dollars are available because of low energy prices and New York's mild winter. 

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With concerns over the spread of the Zika (ZEE ka) virus growing, New York State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Howard Zucker, is providing public information.

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Governor Cuomo has some big ideas for rebuilding the state’s neglected infrastructure. But will it come with a big price tag?

Albany says its online registration system for medical marijuana is ready. However, many have questions about how the system will actually work.


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On Sunday County Executive Mark Poloncarz responded to County Legislator Joseph Lorigo's call to reverse his stance on accepting Syrian refugees.

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The ride sharing service Uber, which already operates in New York City, is making a big push to move into upstate and Long Island. But that would require state lawmakers to take action.


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A New York comedian who is also an activist on prison rights issues is drawing attention to the state’s practice of investing a small amount of its pension fund in the private prison industry.


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Acting on a bill sponsored by two state lawmakers from Western New York, Governor Cuomo has signed a new law that will allow the grandchildren of murder victims to be reimbursed for counseling.

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New York State has added to its tourism strategy. On Saturday, Governor Cuomo announced the groundbreaking of the new National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York.

New York State continues to make strides towards authorizing cannabis for medical treatment. Many are jumping on the medical marijuana industry band wagon.

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Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the historic Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In honor of the occasion, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a proclamation and signed two pieces of legislation.

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Stressing its value in promoting tourism, Albany is putting a million dollars into Lockport's newly-opened Cornerstone Arena in the center of the city.


Over 1 million more New Yorkers on Medicaid

Jul 19, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ New York has added 1.1 million people to Medicaid since the state health exchange opened last year in the national effort to connect the uninsured with low-cost coverage.
 

More New Yorkers are going solar

Jul 7, 2015
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Solar energy use is heating up in New York State, according to a state report released this week.

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The first and only state park in the City of Buffalo opened on Sunday, and is set to offer Western New Yorkers a new waterfront destination.

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What's probably going to be a very long fight over the financing system for New York charter schools went into State Supreme Court Thursday.


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A report from the New York Comptroller's office shows approval for nearly $9 billion in payments made in the month of February.

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Someone has $1.7 million sitting in a dormant account that is now being held by New York State.

In fact, the state has 31 million unclaimed accounts worth $13 billion.

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging people to visit www.osc.state.ny.us. Millions of people could end up with unexpected windfalls by simply typing in their names and some other identifying information. Of course, not every person with unclaimed funds will feel like a lottery winner.

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Earlier this month 85 business leaders from across New York State put their collective support behind Governor Cuomo's effort to raise the minimum wage.

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An extension has been granted for applications to the HEAP program.

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The State Department of Transportation took opening bids for the re-construction of the Elmwood Avenue Bridge over the Scajaquada Expressway, on February 5.

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A New York State Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert has been issued for a Niagara Falls resident.

Cuomo vetoes legislation to limit CPS caseloads

Jan 4, 2015
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Governor Cuomo has vetoed legislation that would have required annual reports to be compiled regarding monthly caseloads handled by the staff of Child Protective Services.

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