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New York scraps word ‘inmate’ in state law

Aug. 12, 2022 07:25 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York has amended several state laws to remove the word “inmate” and replace it with “incarcerated person” to refer to people serving prison time. The changes, signed into law Monday by Gov. Kathy Hochul, are intended to reduce the stigma of being in...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 11, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Aug. 11, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

Advance Media New York. August 5, 2022, Editorial: Finally, Upstate, Crouse invite CNY into merger discussion After months of “radio silence,” SUNY Upstate Medical University will hold two public forums later this month to explain why it wants to acquire Crouse...

Today in History: August 10, Ruth Bader Ginsburg sworn in

Aug. 10, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 10, the 222nd day of 2022. There are 143 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 10, 1945, a day after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Imperial Japan conveyed its willingness to...

New Yorkers can apply online for IDs with “X” option

Aug. 04, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers who want a driver's license with an “X” gender identity marker can now apply online and skip the line at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday that New Yorkers can go to the state DMV website to change their gender...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Aug. 04, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

Dunkirk Evening Observer. August 1, 2022. Editorial: LEGISLATURE Why not let voters decide on number? It makes sense why legislative Democrats want to decrease the number of Chautauqua County legislators. With Republicans holding a 15-4 majority on the...

States boost child care money as congressional effort stalls

Jul. 31, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Difficulties in finding affordable child care cost Enoshja Ruffin her job three years ago. The mother of six was let go from her position as a counselor for kids with cerebral palsy after she missed three shifts because she had trouble finding babysitters. After...

New York City declares monkeypox a public health emergency

Jul. 30, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials in New York City declared a public health emergency due to the spread of the monkeypox virus Saturday, calling the city “the epicenter” of the outbreak. The announcement Saturday by Mayor Eric Adams and health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan said as many as...

Shark sightings get more common at New York beaches

Jul. 29, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — As bathers cooled themselves in the Atlantic surf on New York's Fire Island last Wednesday, Reily Winston held up a smooth dogfish shark his friend had just caught fishing off a pier in an inlet behind the beach. He briefly cradled the bloodied shark in his hands before...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jul. 28, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Auburn Citizen. July 24, 2022. Editorial: Be wary of candidates who hide their views We’ve often written in this space about the importance of voter participation in making our nation’s democracy most effective, but lately we’ve been thinking about the other...