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COVID-19 and its Effect on Upcoming New York State Elections

COVID-19 and its Effect on Upcoming New York State Elections

As the virus continues to disrupt daily life in New York and across the globe, uncertainty forces lawmakers to come up with an alternative voting plan for upcoming elections in April, June, and possibly November.

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Coronavirus: A Nearly Perfect Weapon Against Local Media

The coronavirus is the biggest story many publications will ever cover. And for many local publications, it may also be the last.

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How the US-China Trade War Affected Hudson Valley Farmers

Farmers in New York were better positioned than many farmers elsewhere in the country after President Trump’s tariffs on China.
We take a look at how the months-long trade standoff between the US and China has affected and will continue to affect small farms in upstate New York.

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How the Hudson Valley Is Fighting to Protect its Immigrants

There are at least 100,000 immigrants in the Hudson Valley already. Here’s how some Americans are choosing to help them.

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Examining the Economic Cost of Immigrant Crackdowns in the Hudson Valley

What do the recent attacks on immigration mean for the Hudson Valley population, tax base and local economy?

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Ukraine in the Membrane

Arts Editor Peter Aaron Recalls His Band The Chrome Cranks's Trip to Post-Soviet Ukraine
Arts editor Peter Aaron reminisces about the time his punk-blues band, the Chrome Cranks, traveled east to perform in a freshly post-Soviet Ukraine.

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Malcolm Nance Gets Ready to Drop The Plot to Betray America

On November 12, counterterrorist and intelligence specialist Malcolm Nance will release his latest book, The Plot to Betray America, detailing evidence he's gathered on the Trump campaign's collusion with Russia. Ahead of the release, he speaks at Helsinki Hudson on 11/10.

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A Helping Hand: The Champions of Immigrant Advocacy in the Hudson Valley

Amidst a fraught reality of immigrant detention, deportation, and political bullying, several community leaders in the Hudson Valley are fighting back against federal policies targeting immigrants.

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Infamous Hudson Valley Murders for Local True Crime Buffs

Despite the many incredible writers out there that spin fictional tales of horror (Stephen King, Shirley Jackson, or Peter Straub, anyone?), sometimes real stories of crime and murder are just as—if not more—terrifying. These true-life murders happened right here in the Hudson Valley, and they’re sure to have you looking over your shoulder and locking your doors.

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Space Race: Hudson Valley Cities Test Models of Inclusive Community Development

With the specter of gentrification looming large, Hudson Valley cities are testing models of inclusive development.

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Three Republicans Have Filed to Challenge Antonio Delgado in 2020

A look at the candidacies of Anthony German, Ola Hawatmeh, and Mike Roth.
A look at the candidacies of Anthony German, Ola Hawatmeh, and Mike Roth.

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Op Ed | Natural Selection

Donna Minkowitz on the importance of conserving land for all people and the need for proper legislation to protect the accessibility and integrity of the Hudson Valley.

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The State Of Sex Education in New York

Only 24 states plus Washington, DC mandate sex education in public schools, according to the Guttmacher Institute: New York is not one of them. Our state does mandate HIV education, but there's no requirement that what is taught be medically accurate or culturally appropriate.

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9 Strange Headlines You Might Have Missed in June

News stories you might have missed last month.

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8 Strange Headlines You Might Have Missed in May

News stories you might have missed last month.

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Body Politic: Poetic Parting

One of our writers, Larry Bainhart says his goodbyes with rhyme while summarizing the current presidency.

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