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Communities face drone questionsnew

The Honeoye Falls Fire Department's annual Christmas parade was in full swing when a camera-wielding drone descended on it. The parade is a popular community event, and in this past year's, more than 15 area fire departments queued up in the village; that's a whole lot of trucks covered in wreaths, lights, and holiday lawn ornaments...
City Newspaper  |  Jeremy Moule  |  02-24-2016  |  Policy Issues

Less Water Being Taken From the Great Lakesnew

A US-Canada treaty that greatly restricts large-scale water withdrawals from the Great Lakes is working.
City Newspaper  |  Jeremy Moule  |  05-21-2015  |  Environment

Rochester's Fighting Chance for a Turnaroundnew

Upstate cities know decline. For decades, they've seen their once-vibrant downtowns fade and their big employers and industries shrink, shut down, or leave. They've all been trying to reinvent themselves.
City Newspaper  |  Jeremy Moule  |  02-25-2015  |  Economy

The Legacy of New York's Fracking Decisionnew

New York's long struggle with fracking is over, except that it isn't.
City Newspaper  |  Jeremy Moule  |  12-23-2014  |  Energy

Obama pushes for aggressive net neutrality policiesnew

President Barack Obama says that he wants broadband Internet service treated just like other utilities, such as land-line telephones and electricity. Yesterday, Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify broadband under Title II of the federal Telecommunications Act...
City Newspaper  |  Jeremy Moule  |  11-11-2014  |  Tech

Some Progress on Indigent Defensenew

New York State has settled a lawsuit that accused it of systematically depriving poor criminal defendants of their right to counsel. And in doing so it has recognized, for the first time, that it is responsible for providing legal representation for those defendants.
City Newspaper  |  Jeremy Moule  |  10-29-2014  |  Policy Issues

World leaders gather at UN summit to talk climatenew

Today, leaders from across the world, as well as leaders from some of the world's top corporations, are gathering in New York City to talk about climate change. The summit is a prelude to talks that'll take place next year in Paris. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convened today's summit and "has asked these leaders to bring bold announcements and actions to the summit that will reduce emissions, strengthen climate resilience, and mobilize political will for a meaningful legal agreement in 2015," says the event's webpage...
City Newspaper  |  Jeremy Moule  |  09-23-2014  |  Environment

Making climate a careernew

Susan Spencer, a Rochester Institute of Technology Ph.D. student, wants people to understand that climate change is a serious problem and that workable solutions exist.
City Newspaper  |  Jeremy Moule  |  09-18-2014  |  Science

Comcast-Time Warner Deal in Regulators' Handsnew

If approved, the merger would make Comcast, already the largest pay TV and broadband Internet provider in the country, even bigger.
City Newspaper  |  Jeremy Moule  |  08-27-2014  |  Business & Labor

Industrial Power Playnew

The former Kodak Park, now known as Eastman Business Park, is seen by local and state leaders as an economic development lynchpin for the Rochester region.
City Newspaper  |  Jeremy Moule  |  09-06-2012  |  Business & Labor

Flight Risk: Northern Birds Could Face Danger From BP Spillnew

This fall, as the migration starts, Northern birds will make their way to the marshes and shore areas along the Gulf of Mexico. Because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the birds could be at risk of coming in contact with oil.
City Newspaper  |  Jeremy Moule  |  08-16-2010  |  Environment

What Started as an Awards Dinner Has Evolved Into a Political Food Fightnew

The Monroe County Democratic Committee was scheduled to have its annual volunteer recognition dinner and fund-raiser last week. But committee chair Joe Morelle canceled the event after it came out that the Rochester and Genesee Valley Area Labor Federation planned to picket it.
City Newspaper  |  Jeremy Moule  |  03-02-2010  |  Politics

It's a Three-Way Fight to Represent N.Y.'s 25th District in Congressnew

Republican Jim Walsh has held the seat for 20 years, but is not seeking re-election. His retirement announcement blew the race wide open, and now Democrat Dan Maffei, Republican Dale Sweetland, and Green Populist Howie Hawkins are fighting it out for a chance to represent the district.
City Newspaper  |  Jeremy Moule  |  10-22-2008  |  Politics

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