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Reason to doubt IRS fixed its problem

May 13, 2015 Just one Internal Revenue Service official lost her job over harassment of nonprofit organizations for political reasons, to our knowledge. more »»

Power needs require nuclear waste facility

May 11, 2015 Radioactive waste will not go away, as much as people try to ignore the problem. Nearly one-fifth of the electricity generated in the United States comes from nuclear power plants. more »»

Rethink downtown

May 9, 2015 Many generations ago, North American villages and cities built up their downtowns, often with attractive commercial buildings showing off the beautiful architecture of that time. more »»

Too big a job for someone charged with corruption

May 8, 2015 Dean Skelos, following his arrest on federal corruption charges Monday, should step down as majority leader of the New York state Senate. He insists he’s innocent, and maybe he is. more »»

Why was it so easy for gyrocopter?

May 7, 2015 When Florida mailman Douglas Hughes flew his tiny gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds last month, he did more than make a statement on the need for political campaign finance reform. more »»

A great opportunity for young writers

May 6, 2015 A year ago, we announced the launch of Young Voices of New York, a news website on which writers under the age of 14 try their hands at journalism. Since then we’ve read interesting articles on www. more »»

Glad state will help protect pollinators

May 4, 2015 As spring begins and bugs start to come out again, we’re thinking about bees. Statewide, agriculture is a $5.4 billion industry. more »»

Vote to stop the domestic spying

May 2, 2015 We urge the North Country’s congresswoman to be true to what she said on the campaign trail last year and vote against letting the federal government continue its massive spying operation on its ow... more »»

Yanking a child out of bad behavior

May 1, 2015 Most parents probably would like to think they would behave as Toya Graham did when she saw her son throwing things at police officers during a riot in Baltimore — maybe not in the same style, but... more »»

Piling up more national debt

April 30, 2015 Within a decade, the U.S. national debt, now $18.2 trillion, will soar to $27 trillion, the Congressional Budget Office predicts. more »»

Digging into Sunmount’s volatility

April 29, 2015 Amid ongoing tension, Sunmount is becoming more volatile, with new violent incidents taking place at this important but troubled facility for developmentally disabled people. more »»

Microbeads should be thoroughly banned

April 25, 2015 Who comes up with things like microbeads? If only someone in a lab or board room had vetoed the idea of adding tiny plastic granules to make skin products and toothpaste more abrasive. more »»

Stop Start-Up NY

April 24, 2015 When Start-Up NY was created in 2013, we warned there was no way to guarantee that the economic payoff would equal the size of the tax giveaway. more »»

Bad crime lab analysts squander public trust

April 23, 2015 Fairness and impartiality are at the foundation of the American concept of justice. It has been eroded to an alarming extent. more »»

Video is valuable for police and public

April 22, 2015 Video is everywhere these days: from amateurs with cellphones to police cameras mounted on traffic lights, patrol cars and officers’ bodie. more »»

Help wanted: skilled trade workers

April 20, 2015 Several local businesses have complained to us recently about the difficulty in finding qualified workers to fill positions they have available. more »»

Opt-out movement is messy, but democratic

April 18, 2015 The opt-out thing is going crazy. From Brooklyn to Buffalo to Brushton, many schools report that 40 to 80 percent of their students did not take the state English language arts tests this week. more »»

Local theatrical talent looks good for generations to come

April 17, 2015 When people talk about the importance of “the arts,” they make it sound like one can have them all at once — and to a degree, one can. more »»

VA still in great need of improvement

April 16, 2015 True public servants are frowned upon by some in the federal bureaucracy. Anyone daring to rock the boat by going public with evidence of malfeasance risks retaliation. more »»



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