Empire State Weekly Gun Executive Order and New Laws and New York City Primaries Reaction

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New York is taking three new actions to cut down on an increase in gun violence across the state, including two new laws and a sweeping executive order. Governor Cuomo says that first-in-the nation “disaster emergency” order will streamline the process of getting funding to communities, to prevent gun violence. There … Read more

Empire State Weekly Lee Zeldin presumptive nominee, Cuomo & Trump Investigation Updates

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New York republicans have picked Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-1st District) as their Presumptive Gubernatorial Nominee, to represent the party in next year’s election. The Long Island Congressman had been considered the frontrunner for the pick in recent weeks and months. The title is an informal one, as Zeldin won’t be able … Read more

Zeldin talks gubernatorial run and New York’s future

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Long Island Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-1st District) has been chosen by New York Republicans as the presumptive nominee to represent the party in next year’s gubernatorial election. Zeldin earned 85% of votes in a straw poll of county leaders Monday, making him the clear frontrunner. Other Republicans have said they still … Read more

Empire State Weekly State of Emergency Ended and Primary Results Fallout

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New York’s 15-month-old COVID-19 State of Emergency has now come to an end, marking another major milestone in the state’s recovery from the pandemic. This means Governor Cuomo no longer has the ability to issue any executive orders related to the pandemic, something Republicans had been pushing for for some time. … Read more

Time to work: Rochester’s new mayor-to-be Malik Evans ready to get started

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Rochester City Councilmember Malik Evans held a press conference on Wednesday after he defeated Incumbent Mayor Lovely Warren in the Democratic primary election Tuesday. “I want to thank Mayor Warren for her classy concession speech last night,” Evans said. “I look forward to working with her over the next six months … Read more

Empire State Weekly Most Restrictions Rolled Back & Primaries Preview

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New York has reached a historic milestone: 70% of adults have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The milestone means most remaining milestones have been lifted, with exceptions for schools, large indoor venues, public transportation, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, and nursing homes and health care facilities. The … Read more

Charges from US Capitol insurrection roil Proud Boys and Oath Keepers

Former President Donald Trump’s lies about a stolen 2020 election united right-wing supporters, conspiracy theorists and militants on Jan. 6, but the aftermath of the insurrection is roiling two of the most prominent far-right extremist groups at the U.S. Capitol that day. More than three dozen members and associates across both the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers have been charged with crimes. … Read more

Empire State Weekly SUNY & CUNY Vaccine Rules and Republican Field for Governor Taking Shape

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Children in New York between 12 and 15 are now eligible to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, following federal approval. But the state is also upping the ante on college students getting the vaccine, by requiring all on-campus students at SUNY and CUNY schools to get vaccinated before they return in the … Read more