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Downtown rising

After years of decline, the heart of the Rochester-Finger Lakes region is beating noticeably stronger these days.

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Resisting pessimism

 The Rochester area faces economic challenges, to be sure, but they should not be overestimated.

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How Albany could help

Despite its challenges, Rochester is, as the mayor notes, a vibrant city-one making considerable strides in its revitalization efforts.

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Risk and reward

Doing what's right for the country will require political courage, and voters should reward such courage.

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Doubling down

Public-sector downsizing is a sizable factor in the slow job-market recovery. The sequester would double down on that trend.

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Not the only option

While the prospects of the Paid Sick Leave Act are uncertain, the business community has the means to call on all employers to act voluntarily.

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Time for reform

Immigrants' share of U.S. business startups is more than twice their portion of the nation's population.

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The RPO now

What's very clear is the need for the community to support the orchestra and its musicians, as it has in the past.

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Mr. Cuomo’s numbers

 Cuomo's opening move in this year's budget process is a good starting point.

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A year later

Rochester's economy must be sufficiently strong and diverse to thrive no matter how Kodak's story plays out.

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What he did not say

It's striking what Gov. Andrew Cuomo's did not include in his State of the State address.

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Still on the cliff

Making extremely difficult decisions is a responsibility of leadership. So far, no one in Washington has shown much that indicates he or she is up to the task.

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What Cuomo should say

Gov. Cuomo should speak frankly in his State of the State address about what remains to be done--in particular, to restore New York's fiscal foundation.

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Exit strategy

The Thruway Authority's new cost-saving plan must be only the first step.

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Is it time to use the ‘nuclear option’ in the Senate?

On Aug. 28, 1957, Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina delayed passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1957 by speaking on the Senate floor for more than 24 hours. He was using the filibuster, a Senate tactic whose use ...

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