New York http://wrvo.org en Senate sponsor of medical marijuana bill gratified by large number of 'yes' votes http://wrvo.org/post/senate-sponsor-medical-marijuana-bill-gratified-large-number-yes-votes <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After a lengthy debate of several hours, the medical marijuana bill was approved in the Senate , and now goes to the desk of Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has said he'll sign it. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sponsor Diane </span>Savino<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says she’s “gratified” by the larger than expected number of yes votes, including some surprise votes from traditionally conservative Senators.</span></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:27:59 +0000 Karen DeWitt 57754 at http://wrvo.org New York landowners threaten lawsuit against the state over fracking review http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-landowners-threaten-lawsuit-against-state-over-fracking-review <p></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:57:13 +0000 Matt Martin 50798 at http://wrvo.org New York landowners threaten lawsuit against the state over fracking review Commercial gambling's history moves from underground to mainstream http://wrvo.org/post/commercial-gamblings-history-moves-underground-mainstream <p></p><p>If voters on Tuesday pass the proposed amendment to the state constitution to allow casino gambling, New York will become the 21st state to have commercial, Las Vegas-style casinos. Across much of the country nowadays, gambling seems like the natural state of things. But it wasn’t always that way.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:09:39 +0000 David Chanatry 46504 at http://wrvo.org Commercial gambling's history moves from underground to mainstream Environmental groups work to increase lake sturgeon population in upstate waters http://wrvo.org/post/environmental-groups-work-increase-lake-sturgeon-population-upstate-waters <p></p><p>The waters of Oneida Lake have long been a destination for fishermen in upstate New York. Fishermen come to try their hand at catching walleye, bass, and perch. But a much larger fish could someday be the ultimate prize in this body of water, and others throughout upstate New York.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:53:08 +0000 Ray Biggs 46268 at http://wrvo.org Environmental groups work to increase lake sturgeon population in upstate waters New Yorkers flock to register on state health exchange http://wrvo.org/post/new-yorkers-flock-register-state-health-exchange <p>The health exchanges that are part of the Affordable Care Act opened Tuesday, and in short order there were two million hits on the New York state <a href="https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/">website that&#39;s selling health insurance policies</a>. People who weren&#39;t turning to the website in central New York were lining up to get face-to-face information on how to choose a plan.<br /><br />Willie Terrell, of Syracuse, has been waiting for this day since he lost his health insurance a year ago.<br /> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 11:35:06 +0000 Ellen Abbott 45041 at http://wrvo.org New Yorkers flock to register on state health exchange New York's health exchange opens for business http://wrvo.org/post/new-yorks-health-exchange-opens-business <p>New York State of Health, the marketplace exchange that will let New Yorkers choose health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is open for business starting Tuesday. The state has plenty of help available for anyone who&#39;s taking the jump into these historic waters.<br /> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 11:46:52 +0000 Ellen Abbott 44981 at http://wrvo.org New York's health exchange opens for business County nursing homes at risk statewide http://wrvo.org/post/county-nursing-homes-risk-statewide <p></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 10:57:48 +0000 Kate O'Connell 44101 at http://wrvo.org County nursing homes at risk statewide Environmentalists call for cleaner power plants to reduce CO2 emissions http://wrvo.org/post/environmentalists-call-cleaner-power-plants-reduce-co2-emissions <p></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 09:53:31 +0000 Jenna Flanagan 44029 at http://wrvo.org Mayors in 2014 face big fiscal challenges http://wrvo.org/post/mayors-2014-face-big-fiscal-challenges <p></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 11:59:42 +0000 Karen DeWitt 43969 at http://wrvo.org Gov. Cuomo cracks down on new drivers texting behind the wheel http://wrvo.org/post/gov-cuomo-cracks-down-new-drivers-texting-behind-wheel <p></p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 13:02:55 +0000 Karen DeWitt 40437 at http://wrvo.org