Articles by Leslie Silva

State’s mask mandate survives day of legal wrangling

A court decision on Monday night stating the governor and state health commissioner did not have the authority to issue a mask mandate without legislative approval stirred up a…

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Monroe County offers vaccine incentives for children five to 11 years old- Is it legal?

Are monetary vaccine incentives considered a form of illegal bribery? Rumors of such have been circulating after Monroe County announced children five to 11 years old could get up…

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Fact Check: Are vaccine incentives for kids illegal?

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — During the pandemic, we’ve seen all sorts of incentives for people to get vaccinated. Monroe County announced earlier this month kids five to 11…

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Here’s how to get free over-the-counter, at-home COVID-19 test kits through insurance

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — At-home COVID-19 test kits purchased over-the-counter will soon come at no cost for most Americans. Starting Saturday, the federal government is requiring…

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NY Attorney General subpoenas former President Trump and children Donald Jr. and Ivanka

ALBANY, NY (WRGB) — The investigation into the business dealings of the Trump Organization has now fanned out to include two of the former president’s children, who have…

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Legal professionals: Omicron may play role in SCOTUS vaccine mandate rulings

WASHINGTON (TND) — As the omicron variant makes up the majority of new COVID-19 cases in the United States, the Supreme Court is poised to decide whether tens of millions of…

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Attorney says New York businesses opposed to the mask mandate are better served by waiting it out

People who don’t comply with New York state’s mask mandate can be treated as trespassers and a business can remove them from the premises, according to one local…

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Rensselaer County executive indicted on two felony charges

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin was charged Wednesday with two felony counts stemming from allegations he stole $3,500 in campaign funds and used it to pay personal…

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How the federal vaccine mandate for the private sector works

Private sector employers across the country and here in New York who have 100 employees or more must require that their employees either be vaccinated or tested weekly for…

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COVID vaccine mandate for children? Attorney weighs in

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — COVID-19 vaccine appointments for children are filling up fast across Central New York. It comes just one day after kids ages 5 to 11 became eligible to get the…

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