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Jun 28 2023
Wildfire smoke hits New York again: ‘We are truly the first generation to feel the real effects of climate change,’ Governor Hochul says
Smoke from the wildfires burning in Canada is blowing south and causing dangerous air quality in New York state for the second time in a month.
On Wednesday at 12:40 p.m. EST, New York Governor Kathy Hochul tweeted that air quality health advisories were in effect for the entire state of New York.
“Similar to what we saw a short time ago, the air quality is deteriorating veryCNBC
Feb 17 2023
Here in New York, the state Senate has rejected Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul’s nominee to become the state’s top judge. Hector LaSalle came under fire from unions, as well as civil rights, immigrant rights and reproductive rights groups who opposed LaSalle’s nomination, citing what they described as his past anti-labor and anti-abortion rulings.Democracy Now!
Jun 23 2023
Gov. Hochul on Friday signed into law a bill that provides a legal shield for licensed New York medical care providers who send abortion pills to states where abortion is banned. Chastising lawmakers in other states who have sought to limit abortion medication access as “extremists,” Hochul said New York State would refuse to assist out-of-state authorities in the prosecution of New YorkNew York Daily News
Oct 31 2023
Cornell University Jewish Threats Spark New York Crackdown: 'Violators Will Be Identified, Prosecuted'
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul vowed Tuesday to crack down on antisemitic hate crimes in the wake of online threats directed toward Jewish students at Cornell University since Israel responded to the Oct. 7 Hamas terror attack that claimed 1,400 primarily civilian lives. "This cruelty by New Yorkers against New Yorkers must stop," Hochul said. "Violators will be identified and prosecuted to theThe Messenger
Sep 09 2022
Gov. Kathy Hochul ordered an emergency expansion of the state’s polio vaccination efforts Friday after scientists detected the crippling and potentially deadly virus in Long Island wastewater.
The latest test results, announced on Friday, add Nassau County to the list of locales on alert for the potential spread of the crippling disease amid a resurgence enabled by low vaccination ratesNew York Post (News)
Apr 14 2023
• New York City has appointed a rat czar to tackle the city's rat problem. • Also known as the citywide director of rodent mitigation, the position is brand new. • The rat czar, Kathleen Corradi, will work with government agencies and community organizations to crack down on rat populations in the city. New York City has appointed its first-ever "rat czar" to reduce the number of rodentsUSA TODAY
Oct 31 2023
New York State Police questioned a person of interest who made threats of a mass shooting and other threats of violence against Jewish students at Cornell University in Ithaca. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and a Cornell spokesperson said Tuesday that a suspect was in custody but did not say if an arrest was made. "Law enforcement has identified a person of interest in relation to threats of aNewsmax (News)
Oct 31 2023
A person of interest has been identified in the “horrendous” anti-Jewish death threats at Cornell University that put the Ivy League campus on high alert over the weekend, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Tuesday.
The unnamed suspect is being grilled by New York State Police troopers over the online threats to “bring an assault rifle to campus,” Hochul wrote in a post on X.
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Nov 01 2023
An independent party will review antisemitism policies at the City University of New York, the nation's largest urban public university system, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday, as protests about the war between Israel and Hamas roil college campuses across the country. Hochul, a Democrat, said the review will assess how the college system handles antisemitism complaints and will makeFox News (Online News)
Jun 06 2022
The Empire State officially has new laws on the books aimed at curbing access to weapons that have been used in recent mass killings in Buffalo and Texas.
“I speak to you today as the governor of a state in mourning and the citizen of a nation in crisis … It just keeps happening. Shots ring out. Flags come down, and nothing ever changes — except here in New York.” Gov. Kathy Hochul saidNew York Post (News)