New York

How Did The Confederate Flag Come North?

Aug 17, 2017
Christina Hunt Wood

Christina Hunt Wood lives upstate, in Delaware County. In 2015, soon after the mass shootings at a church in Charleston, SC, she started noticing Confederate flags everywhere.

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New Yorkers who sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act exchanges for individuals will see their premiums rise by an average of 14 percent, now that the Cuomo administration has approved rate increases for insurers in the exchanges. Part of the increase is due to worries and uncertainties over the future of the ACA, also known as Obamacare.

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There’s growing pressure on a group of breakaway Democrats in the State Senate to reunite with the mainstream Democrats and form a majority to rule the Senate.

Haven Daley / AP

The New York State Department of Health has proposed new regulations to improve the Medical Marijuana Program.

Buying Cigarettes In NYC? That’ll Be $13, Please.

Aug 10, 2017
Bobby Caina Calvan / AP

The minimum price for a pack of cigarettes in New York City is about to jump to $13 as a part of a series of legislation aimed to reduce smoking.

The New York City Council passed seven bills that include the 25 percent price hike on cigarettes and a 10 percent tax on all other tobacco products.

They also ban e-cigarettes from areas with smoking bans and further regulate cigarette retailers.

Mayor Bill de Blasio supports the bills but has not announced when he will sign them.