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Journalists deserve respect (access required)

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There have always been parts of the world that are tremendously unsafe places for journalists to practice their trade. Those places usually include war zones and countries led by authoritarian regimes. This year, the danger for journalists is spreading to ...

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Kudos to UR scientists (access required)

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The news that two of the three scientists sharing the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics did their award-winning work at the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics is further proof of the value of that institution. UR’s laser lab ...

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N.Y. needs more apprenticeships (access required)

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While a strong economy has unemployment near historical lows, there is much that could be done to improve the situation for both employers and job seekers. There are still many people who are either not working or do not have ...

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Surprise move from Collins (access required)

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When Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, Erie County, was indicted on federal insider-trading charges, he quickly announced that he would not seek re-election in New York’s 27th Congressional District. The decision this week that not only will he remain on the ...

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NY tough on voters

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Voters in New York went to the polls Thursday to cast their votes in primary elections across the state, which provided a good reminder that New York is not an easy state in which to exercise your voting rights. New ...

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Wise use of VW settlement (access required)

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New York’s decision to invest the $127.7 million settlement it received from Volkswagen in clean vehicles is a welcome one. New York received the money as part of a national settlement resulting from Volkswagen installing devices in about 580,000 vehicles ...

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Promote our region’s greatness (access required)

2018 is the 120th anniversary of the Rochester Lilac Festival.

The Rochester region is a tremendous place to live and work for a variety of reasons, but many Rochesterians focus more on the negatives of living here than on the positives. Greater Rochester Enterprise, which works to attract new businesses ...

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Media is crucial, not the enemy

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It is one of the jobs of a free and independent press to work to hold elected officials accountable. As a result, there have been many politicians of all persuasions who have disliked the press. Some have disagreed with media ...

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Another New York scandal (access required)

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With every passing scandal, it becomes more and more difficult for New Yorkers to have faith in their elected officials. Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Collins became the latest New York politician to face legal trouble Wednesday when he was arrested ...

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A delicate balancing act (access required)

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Downtown Rochester has experienced a clear resurgence in recent years. Exciting new restaurants have opened, living options have expanded, new amenities have appeared, and companies have moved downtown or increased their downtown presence. The more enthusiasm for downtown Rochester there ...

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Put principles over party

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There is no question that President Donald Trump has been good for many businesses. His administration has removed many regulations that businesses did not approve of. The tax cuts he helped usher into law have helped many companies save money. ...

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Welcome path to a good job (access required)

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One of the biggest concerns you hear from businesses in our region—and across the country—is that there are not enough skilled workers for companies to fill the openings they have. This is especially true in technical fields that require more ...

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