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Time for a law on leaving kids in cars?

Incidents of unattended children dying in cars might mean a law is needed in NY

High Notes: Swimmers for CF, painting over graffiti, community garden

Spotlighting the good being done in our communities

State lawmakers must get handle on spending, economic development

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo gets back from his shining moment at the Democratic National Convention and when state legislators get back from summer vacation, the first thing they should do is focus on two disturbing reports, both released Friday, that illustrate the depth of New York’s economic and governmental problems.

Move-over law should apply to all

All motorists by the side of the road need protection from passing cars

State fines hurt local taxpayers

Money could be put to more productive use

State keeps public in the dark again

Report on SolarCity project in Buffalo was supposed to be released, but wasn't. Sound familiar?

If it might be a conflict of interest, just avoid it

When it comes to conflicts of interest in government, a good rule of thumb to follow is that if there's a chance someone might perceive your action as questionable, then you probably shouldn't do it.

Give feds more power over invasive species

Legislation from early 1900s needs to be updated to preserve local ecosystems from intrusive plants, animals

Is governor's probe worth the $450K pricetag?

New Yorkers on the hook for cost of investigation that parallels U.S. Attorney's investigation

High Notes: Support for families of sick children, police relations, helping a pastor

Spotlighting the good being done in our communities

Pokemon: Go have fun, but be cautious

New phenomenon is fun, but it also has serious aspects that must be considered

Duke boycott scores point for civil rights

Standing up for principles is bigger than a sporting event

Excess funds belong to the taxpayers

Amsterdam school district should return excess surplus to taxpayers

There's no shame in being safe

Tragedy a reminder of why we need to be vigilant with our children's health

Why the fuss over limiting Wi-Fi hours?

Library is open plenty of time to serve the citizens

Changes to Freedom of Information Act a small step forward

Changes to federal transparency law too little too late to rescue Obama administration's record

Stop abuse of emergency legislation

Rushing through legislation unnecessarily deprives public of chance to have input

High Notes: Nurses who bake cookies, diaper drive, pet drawings

Spotlighting the good being done in our communities

We must resist the urge to fuel the divisiveness

In the wake of a week of violence in which this nation saw two black men killed by white officers under questionable circumstances, and on a night when we saw five police officers gunned down in Dallas by a man upset over the racial implications of the killings, it is vital that we not allow our overwhelming grief, bias or fear to get the best of us.

Interrogation tapings are about fairness

Purchase of videotaping equipment is worth the taxpayers' investment

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