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What proposed short-term rental legislation could mean for New Yorkers

For the better part of 20 years, the likes of Airbnb, Vrbo and other short-term rental programs have been taking more people out of hotels and into their homes. But the once-easy…

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New legislation would require more transparency in asylum seeker crisis

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)—New Legislation is being introduced that would require more transparency when it comes to the asylum seeker crisis. A new bill, if passed, would make a…

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National security at ‘high risk’ as ‘old school’ methods degrade government security practices

When news broke that 21-year-old Massachusetts Air National Guard airman Jack Teixeira leaked defense documents on the social network Discord, experts and concerned citizens…

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What do the Discord leaks mean for the security clearance process?

In a June 30 memo, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin directed Pentagon officials to take a range of actions to tighten access to classified information. The directive stems from a…

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New legislation proposes to regulate short-term rentals, prices may go up

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Some people may prefer renting Airbnbs instead of hotels when it comes to booking trips — but for those traveling in New York, those prices may go up…

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North Korea stays silent on its apparent detention of a US soldier who bolted across the border

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea stayed silent Wednesday about the detention of an American soldier who sprinted across the Koreas’ heavily fortified border as other…

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NYS clarifies rules against corporal punishment in schools

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)— The New York State Board of Regents voted to update regulations when it comes to definitions relating to corporal punishment. Corporal punishment is not…

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Flooding highlights need for future rail support

This week on Empire State Weekly, this week severe thunderstorms caused significant damage in several parts of the state. Flash flooding caused Amtrak service in the Hudson Valley…

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Cost-effective positions may protect Dayton, Wright-Patt intelligence jobs

Tighter federal access to classified and secure information probably will not result in fewer contractors with clearances in the Dayton area around Wright-Patterson Air Force…

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Sterling Renaissance Festival ‘Pickle Man’ said he was fired for having his service animal on property

Sterling, N.Y. — A vendor at the Sterling Renaissance Festival affectionately known as the “Pickle Man” will not be back for this season. The longtime vendor was fired, and…

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