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Public Comment Period Open On Proposal That Makes Parts Lake Ontario A Marine Sanctuary
April 18, 2019, 12:23 pm | Source
This effort was spearheaded by the counties along the shore of Lake Ontario, which pushed for recognition and protection of the lake’s shipwrecks.

What State Governments Are Doing About Plastic Bags — And What Might Happen With PA’s Proposed Ban
April 18, 2019, 12:15 pm | Source
A renewed legislative effort to curb the use of disposable plastic shopping bags in Pennsylvania is milder than measures enacted in some other states.

PA Inmates Get New Way To Receive Photos
April 18, 2019, 12:07 pm | Source
Starting this week, people incarcerated in state prisons can receive photo books--the kind that can be designed and ordered online.

Tamaqua Parents Shocked That Armed Teacher Policy Was Quietly Reinstated
April 18, 2019, 11:55 am | Source
"If I find out there is a gun in my classroom with my teacher, I am going to ask to leave that room immediately."

No ICE Arrests In Courthouses Without Judicial Warrants, New York Court Directive Says
April 18, 2019, 7:22 am | Source
There is an ongoing controversy over the presence of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in state and local courthouses, who are there to arrest immigrants appearing on unrelated cases.

Ithaca City Hall Open Again After Security Shortage
April 17, 2019, 9:03 pm | Source
Ithaca's city hall "needs more security people will be part discussions when it’s time to renegotiate the contract."

George Phillips Stops In Binghamton On NY-22 Congressional Campaign Tour
April 17, 2019, 8:51 pm | Source
The 2020 race is on in New York’s 22nd congressional district. George Phillips first announced his campaign last month and now he’s touring cities across the district that spans parts of Central New York and the Southern Tier.

Catholic Diocese Agrees To Changes In Handling Sex Abuse Cases
April 17, 2019, 1:05 pm | Source
The Diocese will expand the use of its ethics hotline, beyond reports of financial fraud or irregularity, to include all reports of any ethical improprieties, sexual abuse or harassment or financial fraud.

New Poll Shows New Yorkers Strongly Favor Tax Cap, Plastic Bag Ban
April 17, 2019, 12:53 pm | Source
“Banning the single use plastic bag, again, overwhelmingly by a 62 to 33 percent margin, voters think that will be good for New York."

Balter Announces Second Run For Congress Against Katko
April 17, 2019, 12:44 pm | Source
Balter lost to Katko by about 5 points in 2018. It was Katko's closest race since first winning election in 2014.

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