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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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Plastic waste accumulating in Great Lakes (access required)

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Awareness is rising worldwide about the scourge of ocean plastic pollution, from Earth Day 2018 events to the cover of National Geographic magazine. But few people realize that similar concentrations of plastic pollution are accumulating in lakes and rivers. One ...

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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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