Mon September 1, 2014

How will medical marijuana use go over in the workplace?

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 7:05 am

dank depot via Flickr

While medical marijuana will soon be legal for some illnesses in New York, legal experts are warning there are some unanswered concerns over when and where it can be used.

In about a year and a half, people with illnesses like cancer or AIDS will be able to use medicinal marijuana legally for pain and loss of appetite.

But will those patients be allowed to be high in the workplace?

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Mon August 18, 2014
Affordable Care Act

New York healthcare premiums vary widely depending on county

Average Metal Plan Premiums By New York County Groups

The average premiums for different levels of health insurance can vary widely depending on which New York County you live in, according to research prepared for the Innovation Trail and WXXI's Understanding The Affordable Care Act reporting project.

In some cases the differences in the cost of monthly premiums at the same coverage  level can vary by as much as $100, depending on the region.

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Tue August 5, 2014

Schumer pushes tax-free accounts for people with disabilities

Originally published on Tue August 5, 2014 10:25 am

Senator Charles Schumer launches campaign for 'ABLE Act' at People Inc. in Amherst.

A new piece of legislation making its way through the U.S. Senate could help New Yorkers with disabilities and their families prepare for the future. Senator Charles Schumer is pushing for passage of the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act or ABLE Act, which creates a tax-advantage savings account for people with disabilities.

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Tue July 22, 2014
Erie Canal

Residents along Erie Canal are rediscovering it via bike

Originally published on Tue July 22, 2014 8:16 am

Doug Kerr via Flickr

Many New Yorkers who live along the Erie Canal are rediscovering the waterway via long-distance bicycle trips.

The recreational trail along the canal is becoming a well-used resource by people living in towns that were built by the canal. And they’re spending money too.

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Mon July 14, 2014

Wheatfield residents fight against use & storage liquid fertilizer

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 11:23 am

Wheatfield Sludge fight.

Some Wheatfield residents are fighting against the use of a liquid fertilizer they say contains harmful waste. The battle involves a national company operates businesses in Erie and Niagara counties.

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