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Tue September 2, 2014
NPR Story

Educators show Teachout support, NYSUT doesn't endorse Cuomo

Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 3:27 pm

Zephyr Teachout is running for the Democratic nomination in this fall's gubernatorial race.
Thomas Altfather Good via Flickr

Many teachers and educators have had a fractious relationship with Gov. Andrew Cuomo during his four years in office over a number of issues, including school funding, the Common Core curriculum; and teacher evaluations.

It’s no surprise then that many are throwing their support behind one of Cuomo's opponents in the September primary.

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Tue September 2, 2014
NPR Story

Attorney general accuses Evans Bank of 'redlining' black neighborhoods

Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 3:00 pm

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman showed a map that he says shows Evans Bank's "redlining" policy on Buffalo's East side.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is accusing Evans Bank of refusing to offer mortgages to African-Americans in Buffalo.

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Tue September 2, 2014

Innovation Friday August: Mini Maker Faires, Energy and the Internet, SharkTank for Teens

Credit wxxi.org

In the first part of the show, we call out for all 'makers' to take part in the Rochester Mini Maker Faire in November. Co-chair Dan Schneiderman joins us to tell us about the event, and who can take part (spoiler: anyone!). Then, Xanthe Matychak from the Ithaca Generator joins us to tell us what happens at the generator (spoiler: they make stuff!). 

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Tue September 2, 2014

Medical marijuana legal in N.Y., but will insurance pay for it?

Wikipedia Commons

Marijuana has been approved in New York for medicinal uses for people with certain ailments, but that doesn’t mean using it will be simple.

It’s a bit of a going-nowhere-fast loop when it comes to health insurance providers offering coverage for medicinal marijuana.

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Mon September 1, 2014

Another round of public comments on I-81 concluding

Ryan Delaney WRVO

Another study, another round of public comments. It may seem like the decision-making process on the future of the elevated Interstate 81 through downtown Syracuse will never end. 

An end is in sight, even if it’s still far off. Transportation officials say they hope to make a decision on whether to rebuild the viaduct, divert it around the city or tunnel it underground, in 18 months to two years.

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