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July 09, 2019 - 6:11 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A county clerk in western New York has filed a lawsuit challenging a new state law authorizing driver's licenses for immigrants who are in the country illegally. Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns' challenge, filed late Monday in federal court, seeks an injunction blocking the law...
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Kimberly Dole
July 08, 2019 - 12:09 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas agreed to resign from his position on Monday, after pleading guilty to stealing campaign funds and falsely filing a disclosure report with the State Board of Elections. After a joint investigation conducted by the Office of the Attorney...
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July 03, 2019 - 6:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York state's attorney general asked a judge Wednesday to help resolve conflicting accounts by President Donald Trump and his administration as to whether they still want a citizenship question added to the 2020 census. Attorney General Letitia James asked U.S. District Judge...
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July 02, 2019 - 7:05 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that people are moving out of New York ``like never before'' _ but the reality of population changes in the president's home state is more complicated. In a series of tweets Tuesday, Trump blamed high taxes and the state's leaders for...
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FILE - This Aug. 14, 2009 file photo shows a van decorated with "Woodstock or Bust" at the original Woodstock Festival site in Bethel, N.Y. The Woodstock 50 festival is back on after a court on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 rebuffed an ex-investor’s effort to cancel the anniversary extravaganza. But organizers will have to do without some $18 million, at least for now. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)
July 02, 2019 - 4:52 pm
VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — A key local official says hosting the Woodstock 50 anniversary festival on short notice "could pose a significant challenge." A mass gathering permit application for the Vernon Downs harness track and casino in central New York was recently filed after operators of the original...
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Erie County Republican Committee
July 01, 2019 - 6:05 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Republicans in New York have picked a new state chairman as they seek to recover from a series of recent political and legislative defeats. Meeting in Albany on Monday, state party leaders formally tapped Erie County Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy to replace outgoing...
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July 01, 2019 - 5:50 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York could soon join 35 other states in requiring schools to teach sexual abuse awareness. The bill would mandate age-appropriate lessons to help children understand the difference between inappropriate and appropriate touching, and how to report abuse to a trusted adult...
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July 01, 2019 - 4:24 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) -- President Donald Trump lashed out at New York's governor and attorney general Monday, accusing the Democrats of going after him in a "political Witch Hunt.'' In four tweets, Trump accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia James of ``harassing all of my New...
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June 27, 2019 - 7:10 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Landmarks across New York state are being lit up in honor of WorldPride. The structures to be lit include the spire of One World Trade Center, the Mid-Hudson Bridge in Poughkeepsie, the SUNY Central Administration Building in Albany and the State Fair Exposition Center in...
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Kimberly Dole
June 27, 2019 - 9:48 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) -- New York may soon require labels on feminine hygiene products listing the materials used to make the items. The measure, which currently awaits action by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, would require packaging labels listing the materials used in tampons and pads. Supporters say the...
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