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The ‘From Corning’ Festival Presents Music in 7 Locations in Downtown Corning
March 23, 2018, 3:33 pm | Source
Guitarist and singer-songwriter Michael Callahan joins us to talk about the new ‘From Corning’ Festival taking place on Saturday, March 24 starting at noon at seven locations in downtown Corning, featuring twenty-five ensembles and solo performers.

PA Senate Passes Raft Of Crime Bills, Including Tighter Gun Law
March 22, 2018, 2:42 pm | Source
HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG) -- With heavy snow falling, the state Senate made it into the Capitol Wednesday to vote through a raft of bills that aim to increase protections for crime victims.

Amtrak Renames Rochester’s Train Station After Late Congress Member
March 22, 2018, 2:32 pm | Source
Amtrak has agreed to rename the Rochester Train Station after Congresswoman Louise Slaughter.

Medical Experts Urge Assembly To Require Helmets For Skiers Under 14
March 22, 2018, 2:29 pm | Source
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) - Medical professionals at Upstate University Hospital are urging the New York State Assembly to pass legislation that would require skiers and snowboarders under the age of 14 to wear helmets. Experts say injuries on the slopes can be more severe than accidents on bicycles.

The Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers Present a Concert in Elmira
March 22, 2018, 2:26 pm | Source
The Music Director of the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers, Baruch Whitehead, joins us to talk about their concert on Sunday, March 25 in the Clemens Center in Elmira, which presents a variety of Negro Spirituals. He talks about the meaning behind these moving songs and their historical context.

New York’s Major Budget Issues Still Unresolved
March 21, 2018, 10:07 pm | Source
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) - It’s just over a week until the state budget is due, and there’s no resolution on an array of proposed new taxes and spending proposals, as well as several unrelated items that are tied to the budget.

In Apparent Change Of Heart, Miccarelli Won’t Seek Reelection
March 21, 2018, 9:58 pm | Source
HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG) -- Embattled Republican state Representative Nick Miccarelli has announced he won’t seek reelection, following domestic abuse allegations by two women.

Governor Cuomo Calls Nixon Campaign Attacks Part Of “Political Silly Season”
March 21, 2018, 3:34 pm | Source
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) - Governor Cuomo, in his first public comments since challenger Cynthia Nixon announced her candidacy, dismissed two days of attacks as the “political silly season.”

Mariner East Pipeline Problems Take Center Stage At PA Senate Hearing
March 21, 2018, 1:54 pm | Source
A joint state senate hearing Tuesday was ostensibly about the broad topic of “pipeline safety,” but ended up focusing almost entirely on Sunoco’s embattled Mariner East project – a series of natural gas liquids pipelines spanning the southern portion of Pennsylvania.

Positive Feedback From PA Communities On Governor’s Broadband Plan
March 21, 2018, 1:30 pm | Source
HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG) -- Governor Tom Wolf has launched an initiative to improve broadband access in rural Pennsylvania--and state lawmakers and other officials in underserved areas appear to be on board.

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