New York’s scrutiny of concealed carry applicants’ social media activity raises questions among experts
“Something like that is very vulnerable to a First Amendment challenge.”
“Something like that is very vulnerable to a First Amendment challenge.”
The first 100 or more retail licenses will be offered to people who either had a past marijuana-related offense or have a family member who did.
Of course, a turtle in the middle of the road might need your help.
I’m putting off things like going to the dentist because I’ve just been out from work so much already. I know a lot of families have it even worse than I do.”
A racehorse who was famous for never winning crossed the final finish line last week.
UVC radiation has been used for decades as a disinfectant, but the FDA says its effectiveness in killing SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is unknown. What is known is that direct exposure to UVC lamps can cause eye injuries and skin burns.
New York could become the next state to require employers to disclose information about pay and benefits in job listings and to their current employees.
“Why are we giving welfare to billionaires?”
According to the Siena poll, three in 10 New Yorkers think it’s very likely that the U.S. will remain the world’s oldest continuing democracy.
The National Federation of the Blind says inaccessibility is keeping millions of Americans from proactively protecting their own health.
“As you get older, it means more to you in different ways, because you’re going through different things in your life and so it grows old with us.”
While the stresses of the pandemic led some nurses to quit or retire, others are getting ready to step in.
“This is something that’s with us every single day. It affects our relationships, it affects our behavior, and it will continue to for quite some time.”
“They’re worried about inflation, they’re worried about jobs, they’re worried about all sorts of things. world affairs.”
A shortage of veterinarians in New York State is making it difficult for people to find care for their pets.
Luticha Doucette of Rochester explains why President Biden’s $400 billion plant to boost home health care funding is crucial for people with disabilities.
“They want to have safety in their workforce, they want to provide a safe environment for their customers, but they also want to be adequately staffed.”
Experts warn that separation anxiety is a real possibility for pets who got used to having their people around all the time. There is a type of training that helps, but it requires time and patience.
“Hard to believe its 2021, and no marker has even been erected and that’s one reason so few people know about his story and his significance in history.”
The coronavirus pandemic has robbed many people of sleep. A specific behavior therapy that has a record of success may help those who are suffering from insomnia.
Some families fall below the income threshold for filing taxes. If that is the case, they will not be identified by the IRS to receive the payments.
Environmental experts urge people to cut the ear loops off their masks before throwing them in the trash. Sea turtles, birds, and other marine wildlife can become entangled in the loops.
Some farm workers are hesitant to get the vaccine because they are wary of interacting with the government.
“We also believe that in this moment, we must ensure coherent opportunities for all students to actively participate in a lifetime of civic engagement and social justice activism.”
New York now allows the resumption of weddings. But wedding planners have a list of COVID-19 safety measures to follow.
Some adolescents with eating disorders require an extended stay in a residential treatment program where they and their families learn how to manage their daily meals and lives.
Experts are urging women to separate their routine annual mammogram and any scheduled COVID-19 vaccination by several weeks.
True allergic reactions to vaccinations are extremely rare, but two New York women did experience this after receiving their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Allergists were able to safely administer their second vaccine doses by following a special procedure.
“New York, and America have more to do in terms of educating the people about the vaccine and doing a campaign to encourage New Yorkers and Americans to get the vaccine.”
“I don’t think an anti-vaxxer would have a good claim if they were fired for refusing to take a vaccine.”
Collins’ former colleague, Rep. Tom Reed, said Trump had the right to grant Collins’ pardon.
U.S. employers will be able to require their employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine unless the employee has reasonable medical or religious objections.
“I want to be able to disagree with one another, to speak our truth. But I want to do it in a way that I don’t feel contempt or feel tempted to dehumanize the other person.”
In fact, there is scant research on the potential effects of tear gas exposure and reproductive health in general.
“It did take ten years to get this building to a habitable state and put in the exhibits, so this is a big, long-term, lots of people doing a lot of work celebration. So we wanted it to happen this year.”
“Districts must have a plan in place for testing related to symptomatic or exposed individuals, whether in school or through the local health department.”
The coronavirus pandemic has affected the Special Olympics athletes and competitions.
The Walden Project is an example of an outdoor independent learning program that is a possible alternative for immunocompromised students or others who can’t or don’t want to return to a traditional classroom setting during the coronavirus pandemic.
Jerri Lynn Sparks says her 22-year-old son, Jared, and thousands of other New Yorkers with disabilities are suffering because the state has adopted “one-size-fits-all” coronavirus restrictions for group homes.
Do the benefits of a ban on nursing home visits to protect residents from COVID-19 outweigh the risks of isolation?
Licensed marriage and family therapist Tonya Girard on why some people might not feel the full effects of the crisis until months after it ends.
“As soon as he saw her face on that iPad, you could see relief in him immediately. She said, ‘Sing with me, Bob’, and he started singing and I literally started crying right there.”
“Why do we need a pandemic to be this supportive to each other? Maybe we can carry some of this kindness going forward.”
“When you add all of those people together, you get up to 95 percent of New Yorkers affected acutely, really, on a day-to-day basis.”
The Red Cross is asking all healthy and eligible adults to consider scheduling an appointment to donate blood.
“They’re not providing the boots on the ground to inspect these places regularly nor to enforce the regulations that we already have on the books.”
“I think the internet is to blame, actually, for a lot of us losing our curiosity mojo.”
“It’s something we designed and built in Rochester, and this one didn’t fly in space, but 48 others exactly like it did.”
“We’re definitely helping to prevent some rehoming events, for sure. We often get calls from people who are at the end of their rope; they don’t know where to turn next with their pet.”
Dyslexia, a language processing disorder affecting anywhere from 5% to 20% of the population, can be seen as both a challenge and an opportunity to develop creative life skills.
On Wednesday, New York became the 10th state allowing adoptees unrestricted access to their original birth certificates, a change that adopted people are calling monumental in their decades-long fight for the right to their birth records.
“There are a whole host of things that limit teen sleep, from school start times, screen time, homework, socializing, even their work schedules.”
Wegmans debuted the no-plastic policy at its Corning and Ithaca stores and called the pilot program successful.
They’re delivering petitions to Albany this week, signed by more than 7,000 residents across the state who say they want New York to reduce vehicle emissions by 55 percent by 2035.
If the latest poll from Siena College is any indication, New Yorkers are feeling a bit better about their personal finances than they did a year ago.
“You pull on one thread with this, and the next thing you know, you’re looking at all kinds of dots that are being connected across the country where the investigator is now being investigated. That’s quite shocking.”
Five more paperboys have come forward to say they were sexually abused by a supervisor when they worked for the Democrat and Chronicle in the 1980s.
“Tobacco is the number one cause of preventable death and disease, and stopping kids from beginning this dangerous addiction will really help save lives.”
“Getting an extra hour of sleep … that is great, initially, but our body actually thinks we’re an hour behind, and it leads us to think we’re not getting enough sleep or getting too much sleep, and we feel jet-lagged.”
University of Rochester assistant professor of history Brianna Theobald explores the history of the forced sterilization of Native American women. She says the federal government subsidized doctors to perform these procedures in the 1970s.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – A former Brighton resident is suing the Democrat and Chronicle and its parent company, Gannett, claiming he was sexually abused by a supervisor when he was a paperboy. Rick Bates said he was 11 years old when the alleged incidents started in the early 1980s. “I’m filing a suit against Gannett to hold them accountable for the conditions they created that left me and other paperboys alone,” he said. “We got up and worked for them at 5 in the morning and made them money, and they left us alone with a predator.” Bates said he delivered newspapers in Brighton around the apartment complex on Eastbrooke Lane where he lived with his mother and an older brother.
A recent study, partly conducted in rural high schools in western New York and the Finger Lakes region, looks at the influence of student-adult relationships on the rate of suicide attempts in high schools.
Common parenting strategies like taking things away, time out, or even praise and reinforcement don’t work as well as they do with typically developing kids, so the app walks parents and caretakers through alternatives.
For people concerned about “porch pirates” walking off with their packages, the U.S. Postal Service offers a free service to help customers keep track of their mail.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – As the United States gets ready to celebrate Independence Day, nearly three-quarters of New Yorkers say they consider themselves patriotic and 80 percent say they are at least somewhat, if not very, proud to be an American. Those findings are from a survey just released by the Siena College Research Institute (SRI). SRI director Don Levy says certain New Yorkers are more likely to express patriotic sentiments than others. “Ninety-one percent, so virtually every single Republican says, ‘Yes, I’m patriotic,'” Levy explained. “Democrats are at a little bit lower rate, 71 percent. One group that has a little bit of trouble indicating that they feel patriotic is African Americans; only 49 percent of African Americans say they’re patriotic.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – According to the World Health Organization, the most social acceptable prejudice in the world is ageism. Cornell University gerontologist Karl Pillemer said you don’t have to look hard to find it. “I can give you an easy example,” he said. “If you look at the presidential race, no one is comfortable using racist or sexist humor among the candidates, but they are very comfortable using ageist humor around the older candidates, and it is invariably asked if candidates are too old to serve.” One of the most fascinating — and sobering — findings to emerge from research is how damaging our own ageist attitudes are.
New York’s standards for making harassment claims now surpass those required at the federal level and in many states. The new law says only claims that are “trivial or petty” would not be considered viable.
“They’re used to access to food from school. And then, of course, when you get to college — especially when you live on a campus — you’re expected to pay for those meals.”
“Most commonly if a pet develops signs of Lyme disease, it’s malaise, fever, joint pain. They just feel kind of like a dishrag.”
“If a beekeeper is able to take a honeybee swarm, they can care for them and manage them if they need it, instead of having these colonies kind of inhabit people’s homes.”
“They are on the front lines of not only dangerous fires, but also situations involving crime, drug overdoses, and other perilous situations.”
“Why should we be treated any differently than anyone else?” asked Annette O’Connell, spokesperson for the New York Adoptee Rights Coalition.
More than half of New Yorkers say they’re better off financially than they were a year ago.
The key to making sarcasm work is for the teacher to understand the culture and language practices of their students and to never use sarcasm to shame or humiliate.
Experts say there are at least 17 different tick species found in New York state. Some people and animals that are bitten by an infected tick can get any of a number of illnesses, including Lyme disease.
According to the National Park Service, the Women’s Rights National Historical Park has a backlog of $5.3 million in maintenance and repairs as of fiscal year 2018.
The proposed law would also mandate instruction for parents, guardians and school personel on how to recognize the signs of child sexual abuse and how to respond.
New York could become the third state to ban the sale of certain animals in pet stores.
Advocates from the Finger Lakes-Rochester region joined others from around the state in Albany to ask state lawmakers to increase funding for services helping people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
New York’s so-called “red flag” law takes effect in about six months. It authorizes teachers, school administrators, and others to petition a court for the removal of guns from individuals who they believe pose a serious threat to themselves or others.
Senator Chuck Schumer was in the Finger Lakes region Monday, urging members of the House to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Schumer says it provides critical funding that protects water resources and historical sites in every county across the U.S.
A security expert says restorative practices can be used to identify and help individuals who may pose a safety risk in schools or the workplace.
A long time program that provides free cancer screening has expanded, and is holding some screenings this coming weekend.
With wind chills as low as 25 below zero in the next couple of days, local advocates for animals are worried about pets who are normally kept outdoors.
Local elections officials say it’s a bit overwhelming to consider all the changes that have to take place to implement New York’s new voting laws.
Studies suggest musicians are four times more likely than others to experience hearing loss due to their repeated exposure to loud, prolonged rehearsals and performances.
The new federal tax law means big changes for divorcing couples in 2019.
Governor Andrew Cuomo could decide this week whether to sign or veto legislation that would require private schools to report suspected child abuse.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Nearly 70 percent of school board members across New York State who responded to a recent survey think civic readiness should be a high school graduation requirement.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Lost pets might find their way home sooner, thanks to new facial recognition technology.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Cornell University is offering a new, interactive, online tool to help people track climate change in their own counties.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – The Music Modernization Act was signed into law by President Trump on Thursday. The legislation updates the way music is licensed and songwriters are compensated in the digital age.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – A recent CDC report says less than half of pregnant women in the U.S. got a flu vaccine during the last flu season.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Local health care practitioners say they’re seeing an increased interest in a product often touted as a source of relief for everything from arthritis to depression.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – New York State is strengthening its law requiring school bus drivers to submit to random drug and alcohol screening.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – With a few weeks left before the start of a new school year, sleep experts say now is the time to get kids back on an earlier sleep schedule.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Local scholars say a recent discovery found among the personal artifacts of Frederick Douglass broadens our understanding of the famed abolitionist.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – What some may have once written off as a pipe dream is about to get real for a small western New York city.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Farmers in the Rochester-Finger Lakes region are nervous about President Trump’s so-called trade wars.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Deaf individuals are up to seven times as likely as their hearing peers to have heart disease, high blood pressure, and strokes.
ROCHESTER, NY (WSKG) – Already facing opposition from local municipalities and hundreds of businesses and property owners, a Houston company’s plans to store propane and natural gas in abandoned salt mines on the shore of Seneca Lake has been dealt another blow.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Reports of sexual abuse of individuals with disabilities in New York State funded and licensed facilities will now be investigated by a newly created response team.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Opponents of a proposed Finger Lakes waste-to-energy facility are increasing pressure on the New York State Legislature to pass legislation to ban the operation before the end of the legislative session next week.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – County health officials and a regional health planning agency are encouraging residents of the 9-county Finger Lakes region to share their personal health stories.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – New York is one of only 13 states where animal cruelty laws are not part of the penal code. That would change under a bill being considered in the state legislature.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Some local beekeepers are concerned about a bill making its way through the New York Legislature. It would require all beekeepers both commercial and hobbyist, to register with the state.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – The Citizens’ Climate Lobby is making progress in its efforts to get federal legislation introduced to mitigate the effects of climate change.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Increasing demand means another expansion for the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL). The Canandaigua-based facility is looking to hire another 30 to 50 people.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – For the 2018 spring commencement season, nearly 60% of speakers at the 25 schools with the largest endowments are women.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Maybe you’ve seen it in your home; the oval-shaped brown marmorated stink bug. It’s hard shell looks like a shield. It gets its name from the strong scent it releases as a defense against predators. Some compare it to the aroma of cilantro.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – A new poll from Siena College glimpses into the lives of New Yorkers for a look at their daily habits. It paints a picture of a sleep deprived population attached to its digital devices.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – University of Rochester researchers say a new study offers some clues about the potential affects of groundwater contaminated by fracking chemicals on the immune system.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Current U.S. immigration policies pose an economic threat to New York’s struggling dairy industry, according to the director of a farmworker program at Cornell University.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – All this week, state and local law enforcement will increase patrols near high schools as part of a statewide campaign to limit the impacts of impaired and distracted driving as prom and graduation season approach.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – A recent poll illustrates the stigma surrounding drug addiction. More than three-quarters of New Yorkers who responded to a Siena College survey about the opioid crisis say the moral failings of those who are addicted is a contributing factor in the epidemic.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Advocates for survivors of domestic violence and supporters of stricter gun control are applauding passage of a new measure included in the new budget for New York State.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXX() – A proposal in the New York State Senate is calling for more research into Lyme disease. Sponsors of the legislation want the state to conduct an impact study to consider how Lyme and other tick-borne diseases may be connected to mental health problems in individuals infected with the illness
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – The same night a wake was held for a Rochester teen with autism who died after walking away from his school unnoticed, a federal measure to pay for tracking devices for vulnerable children and adults passed in both houses of Congress.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) In an effort to increase access to addiction treatment services in the wake of the opioid crisis, the New York State Health Department is giving hospitals an opportunity to add more in-patient detox beds.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI)When an orangutan at the Seneca Park Zoo recently had an echocardiogram, there was both a veterinarian and a cardiologist who normally treats humans at his side.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – In the ongoing debate over a proposed waste to energy facility at the Seneca Army Depot, a group of residents and business owners who are opposed to the project traveled to Albany Tuesday to call on Governor Andrew Cuomo to reject it.
ROCHESTER (WXXI, AP) – A new poll finds Governor Andrew Cuomo’s favorability and re-election ratings falling just a month after a survey of registered New York state voters gave the Democrat some of the highest ratings during his two terms.