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State & Nation
December 16, 2016
Manufacturing growing at solid pace in New York, hiring lags

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Manufacturers in New York state expanded more quickly this month than in November, driven by a big jump in new orders. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Thursday that its Empire State index rose to a reading of 9 in December, up from 1.5 […]

December 10, 2016
Trump chooses hardliners but talks softer on immigration

By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) Donald Trump embraced new Cabinet officers Wednesday whose backgrounds suggest he's primed to put tough actions behind his campaign rhetoric on immigration and the environment, even as he seemed to soften his yearlong stance on immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children. It's clearer by the […]

December 9, 2016
Citing complaints, NY prosecutor wants voting rules changed

By DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Unprecedented complaints about New York’s presidential primary show the need for big changes to state voting rules, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday before announcing proposals to authorize automatic voter registration and join most other states in allowing early voting. Schneiderman’s office received 1,500 complaints about […]

November 19, 2016
Prisons fight opioids with $1,000 injection: Does it work?

ME SHERIDAN, Ill. (AP) U.S. prisons are experimenting with a high-priced monthly injection that could help addicted inmates stay off opioids after they are released, but skeptics question its effectiveness and say the manufacturer has aggressively marketed an unproven drug to corrections officials. A single shot of Vivitrol, given in the buttocks, lasts for four […]

November 12, 2016
Trump's America: For many supporters, Trump is a thing called hope

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) On election night, when Donald Trump claimed victory in her home state of Wisconsin, Shay Chamberlin was so excited she passed out. Chamberlain believes Trump is her savior, sent by God to save America from ruin. She owns a women's clothing store in this remote town; her husband runs a construction company. […]

November 5, 2016
The Election Impact: How consumers are reacting

Americans have been anxious about the contentious presidential election, and when they get fretful, they tend to stop shopping. While government reports show overall spending has held up, some analysts say they’re seeing signs that shoppers are being cautious. A dip is normal before an election, but the question this year is whether the uncertainty […]

October 22, 2016
Power companies file suit challenging NY nuclear subsidies

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Power companies have sued New York utility regulators over the state's approval of billions of dollars in subsidies for aging nuclear plants. The suit filed in Manhattan federal court Wednesday argues the state's subsidies interfere with the federal government's role in regulating electricity rates, and will burden the ratepayers who will […]

October 15, 2016
NY Agency Has No Record of Required Referrals of Abuse Cases

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN, ASSOCIATED PRESS New York's oversight agency for the disabled has no record of forwarding abuse or neglect reports to the state Medicaid inspector general, a legally required step that's a key part of cracking down on problem facilities. Such reports are vital to protecting the more than 120,000 disabled people in state […]

September 17, 2016
Senator Nozzolio announces $1 Million in State Funding for Nextgen Food Tech

New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio announced today a major advancement in food innovation for The Institute for Food Safety’s Food Venture Center at Cornell University’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva. Senator Nozzolio was joined by Cornell University’s Dr. Kathryn J. Boor, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of […]

September 3, 2016
NY County sues drugmakers over addictive painkillers

By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) A suburban New York county struggling to curb an epidemic of opioid overdoses sued 11 pharmaceutical companies Wednesday, including the makers of OxyContin and Percocet, alleging they misled the public and doctors about the addictiveness of powerful prescription painkillers. Suffolk County filed the lawsuit against pharmaceutical giants […]

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Smith, Rodney L. 

NEWARK: Rodney L Smith, 69, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 7, 2022. In honor of Rod’s wishes all services will remain private.  In memory of Rod, in lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Golisano Children’s Hospital 150 Crittenden Blvd. Rochester, NY 14642 or visit www.urmc.rochester.edu/childrens-hospital.aspx Rodney was born the son of the late […]

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Jines, Marjorie Myra Bailey 

HENRIETTA/FORMERLY WILLIAMSON NY: Has stepped beyond the veil to join her Savior and family on December 6, 2022 at the age of 91. She was predeceased by her husband, William Franklyn Jines, her parents, H. Duane Bailey & Coramae (Cornish) Bailey. She is survived by her son Josh D. Jines (Paula) and daughter Sally L. […]

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