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Ithaca Playwrights are Challenged to Write One-Minute Plays
July 16, 2018, 5:05 pm | Source
Bevin O’Gara of the Kitchen Theatre joins us to talk about the One-Minute Play Festival. Over 30 Ithacans have contributed plays to the Festival, with 7 directors and over 3 dozen actors. It’s a national festival coming to Ithaca for the first time.   Photo credit: wwarby via Flickr

Consumer Group Calls On Local Governments To Stop Using Toxic Chemicals On Public Property
July 13, 2018, 12:58 pm | Source
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) - The Empire State Consumer Project has published its 2018 Government Pesticide Survey, highlighting the hazards of common pesticides used on local government properties.

Jury Convicts Key Players In Buffalo Billion Corruption Case
July 13, 2018, 12:51 pm | Source
ALBANY, NY (WSKG/AP) - A federal jury in New York has convicted key players of corruption in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" economic redevelopment program.

Food Stamp Benefits In Peril At New York’s Farmers Markets
July 13, 2018, 12:46 pm | Source
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) - The company behind the software that turns SNAP benefits into the tokens used at the Rochester Public Market has announced that it’s going out of business.

After A Lean Decade, PA’s Putting Money In Its Rainy Day Fund
July 13, 2018, 12:34 pm | Source
(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania's Rainy Day fund is now a little less barren. On the heels of a financially fruitful fiscal year, Governor Tom Wolf has announced the first significant transfer into the fund since 2007.

Tuition At 14 PA-Owned Universities To Jump Nearly 3%
July 13, 2018, 12:30 pm | Source
HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG) -- The price of being a student in the State System of Higher Education is getting steeper.

Trees Were Cut For A New York Pipeline That Hasn’t Been Approved: Landowners Want Compensation
July 13, 2018, 12:24 pm | Source
A Pennsylvania family that lost more than 500 trees to make way for the stalled Constitution Pipeline project asked a court on Thursday to dissolve an injunction that gave the company access to their property, and to determine compensation that remains unpaid.

Report: Amid Crisis, Doctors Writing Fewer Opioid Prescriptions
July 13, 2018, 12:12 pm | Source
TRANSFORMING HEALTH - Prescriptions for opioids fell 29 percent nationwide from 2013 to 2017, according to Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

Algal Blooms: New York State Wants To Upgrade Septics, Stop Invasive Species, Increase Funding
July 13, 2018, 11:45 am | Source
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation released action plans for 12 waterbodies affected by harmful algal blooms. The state is partnering with local communities to reduce and eliminate the blooms.

New York State Denies Application For Finger Lakes Propane Storage Facility
July 13, 2018, 11:39 am | Source
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is rejecting a proposal to put a controversial gas storage facility on the shore of Seneca Lake.

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