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Remembering Korea, the 'Forgotten War'

War began 66 years ago today

New York indigent defense bill rights wrongs

If you're looking for a sliver of evidence that there might be hope for our state Legislature after all, look no further than a bill that not only ensures adequate legal representation for poor people, but also provides financial relief to local taxpayers.

Consistency needed on New York tobacco sales

New York state has one drinking age. One minimum age at which people are eligible to drive. One age at which you can vote.

Surprise! New York ethics law is weak tea

If you honestly thought state lawmakers were going to pass effective legislation to force themselves to become more ethical and remove the stain of corruption from the halls of the capitol, well, you fell for it again.

No residency requirement for schools

While it would be nice if teachers and administrators lived within their districts, it shouldn't be mandatory

High Notes

Spotlighting the good being done in our communities

Words matter

An underlying theme among some commentators in the wake of the Orlando terrorist attack is that words don’t matter.

Keep free speech flowing

Government, college campuses getting in the act of shutting down opposing voices

Legislative session again disappoints

Lawmakers failed to pass much significant legislation this year

Mix alcohol and movies with caution

Allowing alcohol in dark movie theater poses potential problems for patrons, staff

Response to PFOA victims still lacking

Meeting with governor's aide inadequate; legislative hearings needed

Protect our soldiers from sexual assault

Military commanders have proven they can't be trusted to protect soldiers from sex offenders within their ranks

Polluters' victims in Hoosick Falls need time to sue

Statute of limitations on health effects of previously undocumented contamination must be extended

Report highlights need for greater oversight of state’s prisons

If you only read the juicy parts of state Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott’s report on last year’s escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, you might get the impression that this was a once-in-a-lifetime situation.

Extend Metroplex borrowing with terms

Metroplex is seeking to raise its bonding authority from the current $75 million to $100 million and to have its authority to use a portion of county sales tax to fund its efforts extended by five years.

Annual rush no benefit to New Yorkers

Legislature, governor wait til last minute to address important issues

Saratoga Springs sidewalk ordinance makes sense

A lot of people opposed to Saratoga Springs' new ordinance against sitting or lying on the sidewalk are reacting as if this is some kind of government intrusion on their rights or an attack on homeless people.

Urgent need for lead testing in schools

The longer we don't test, the more we expose our children to potential lead poisoning

Our editorial: Give public answers on Start-Up NY

Our editorial: Give public answers on Start-Up NY

Delay in releasing report raises suspicions about program's effectiveness.

Government needs a plan for cameras

If Schenectady County’s refusal to release police camera footage in connection with the now-infamous car chase involving Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy last month demonstrated anything, it’s that our privacy is increasingly controlled by the government.

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