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Pedestrian safety gets needed boost (access required)

Many areas of this country are, understandably, built to cater to the needs of cars ahead of anything else. After all, cars are how most people get around most often. It is good to see, though, that Rochester and Monroe ...

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Media is crucial, not the enemy

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)

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)

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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Lawsuits won’t save environment (access required)

Working to improve the environment and address climate change is one of the pressing concerns of our time. But solving that problem by suing energy companies is not the right approach, and a judge was right to throw out New ...

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Put principles over party

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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Champion Academy deserves support (access required)

Roland Williams knows how hard it is to grow up poor in Rochester and find success. The former National Football League tight end and East High School graduate no longer lives in Rochester, but he still makes it a priority ...

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Welcome path to a good job (access required)

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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Overhaul immigration with compassion (access required)

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that ended the process of separating children from their parents after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally. The separations had increased dramatically since the Trump administration implemented a “zero-tolerance” policy ...

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Increase development transparency (access required)

Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, R-Canandaigua, and other Republican Assembly members on Wednesday called for passage of bills that would make the state’s economic development programs more transparent. They are right to do so. The state gives out hundreds of ...

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Sexism loses round (access required)

It is fitting that on the same day that Harvey Weinstein stood in court to face rape and criminal sex act charges, another vestige of sexism was discarded. The Miss American Organization announced Tuesday that when the Miss America pageant ...

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Improving DMV procedures a priority (access required)

A trip to the DMV is often seen as a painful process that nobody looks forward to, but news last week that personal and confidential customer information was mishandled by local DMV employees is a much bigger problem than the ...

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Underwood the right AG (access required)

The state Legislature made the correct decision this week when it appointed Barbara Underwood as New York’s interim attorney general. Underwood, who has served as New York’s solicitor general since 2007, became acting attorney general when Eric Schneiderman resigned May ...

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Take care on sports betting (access required)

News that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 is unconstitutional—clearing the way for states to legalize sports betting if they so desire—was greeted by cheers across the country. Gambling and sports ...

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Attorney general’s exit shocking, sad (access required)

Eric Schneiderman’s shocking and sudden fall from power was another reminder that no one is beyond suspicion when it comes to the #MeToo movement. He was not the first man who portrayed himself as an advocate for women to turn ...

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