New York State

USNS Comfort arriving in New York City
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New York, N.Y. (WBEN) - It's been around for 43 years. The iconic 'I Love New York' song. Composer and Jingle King Steve Karmen has re-worked the lyrics to reflect the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Karmen, who has written dozens of jingles for advertisers over the years, and music scores...
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Old Ferry Boat
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March 08, 2020 - 6:54 am
The retired ferry “Adirondack," constructed in 1913, to the state of Vermont so it could become the latest addition to an underwater historic preserve accessible to scuba divers.
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Government Officials Speak Glowingly about Tesla while touring the Riverbend facility (2016)
Government Officials Speak Glowingly about Tesla while touring the Riverbend facility (2016)
Beyond the future of Tesla's solar roof project, the Panasonic news may bring in to question the future of public subsidies for large companies.
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Governor Cuomo updates standoff with feds on WAMC Radio in Albany
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February 21, 2020 - 11:32 am
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo may be floating a new compromise to restore the Trusted Traveler Program in New York State.
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International border crossing
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The Trump Admionistration is blocking New York State from allowing residents to enroll in Trusted Traveler Programs, like NEXUS, in direct response to the Green Light Law in New York State.
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Governor Cuomo updates standoff with feds on WAMC Radio in Albany
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(WBEN) - New polling shows that New Yorkers oppose the state's new laws on cash bail, though support for Governor Andrew Cuomo received a boost. In the poll conducted by Siena Research, voters say the new law eliminating monetary bail for people facing misdemeanor and non-violent felony charges is...
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A minor political party in New York has sued over a new law approved by political appointees that will make it harder for parties to get on the ballot. The Serve America Movement Party filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan Tuesday claiming the new requirement...
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Andrew Cuomo
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(WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing making an addition to the state flag, and wants Albany lawmakers to work on making the change this session. During his State of the State address last week, Cuomo talked about adding a familiar Latin phrase to the state seal and flag. "On the first seal...
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Vaping products at Premier Vape on Union Road in Cheektowaga. September 16, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Albany N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A judge has blocked New York state from enforcing an executive order banning flavored vaping products. Acting state Supreme Court Justice Catherine Cholakis ruled that the state Public Health and Health Planning Council overstepped its authority last September when it issued...
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Former Prison Taylor Joyce Mitchell
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December 19, 2019 - 10:40 am
Bedford Hills, N.Y. (AP/WBEN) - The former prison tailor serving time for helping two killers escape from an upstate New York correctional facility will soon walk free. The state corrections agency says Joyce Mitchell is tentatively approved for release in February. The state Board of Parole has...
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