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4:40 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Cancer Society say NYS underspends on anti smoking programs

On the anniversary of the Great American smoke out, a leading anti cancer group says Governor Cuomo’s Administration should be spending more to cut back on smoking.

The American Cancer Society’s Michael Burgess says while the Centers for Disease Control recommends New York State spend $200 million dollars a year on tobacco cessation programs, the current state budget has just under $40 million dollars allotted for it. Burgess says in the past, it’s been demonstrated that spending the money on things like a smokers quit line works.

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Health & Environment
4:01 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Report critical of Cuomo adm attempts to get clean water loan for Tappan Zee Bridge project

An independent review board has found fault with the Cuomo Administration’s attempts to convert a federal clean water fund loan into construction work for the Thruway’s Tappan Zee Bridge.

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Health & Environment
3:15 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

AG says WNY weather provides more evidence of needed action on climate change

The State’s Attorney General says the Buffalo snowstorms are more evidence that climate change is happening, and that New York and the nation need to work harder to combat the causes of global warming.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says this week in Western New York is another example of weather patterns that are changing, and won’t go back to normal by themselves.

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Health & Environment
10:36 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Water infrastructure debate in the Hudson Valley

'Do we have the surplus water to sell and if we do, is it in our best interest?'

That's the question the Kingston Water Department Superintendent Judith Hansen is asking these days. 

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Health & Environment
4:37 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Cuomo defends Ebola quarantine policy

Governor Cuomo defended his decision to quarantine travelers and health care workers returning from West Africa through New York City area airports if they’ve been in contact with Ebola patients. Cuomo’s faced intense criticism since the policy was announced over the weekend, but he says he’s doing what he thinks is necessary to keep the public calm and safe.

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