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Politics

Conversation and news about local officials, government and campaigns.
Thrift Stores Caught Selling Drawstring Kids Clothing Ordered to Stop

Thrift Stores Caught Selling Drawstring Kids Clothing Ordered to Stop

Nine nearby thrift shops sent cease and desist letters from the New York attorney general.
Park Slope Board Hosting Hearing on Fate of Central Parking Garage

Park Slope Board Hosting Hearing on Fate of Central Parking Garage

Park Slope Community Board 6's landmarks and land use committee is seeking public input on the fate of Central Parking, which may be turned into a 28-unit luxury high rise.
Butts Out! NYC Announces New E-Cigarette Bans

Butts Out! NYC Announces New E-Cigarette Bans

Smokers are barred from lighting up E-Cigarettes in the same places where traditional cigarettes are banned.
Should New York Legalize Pot?

Should New York Legalize Pot?

With the economic benefits of legalized marijuana working for Colorado, is our state next in line?
Possession Of Marijuana In Brooklyn Decriminalized In Small Quantities

Possession Of Marijuana In Brooklyn Decriminalized In Small Quantities

Marijuana users in Brooklyn will get slapped with a mere $100 fine for possession so long as they don't have a criminal record.
What Obama Could Learn From Pete Seeger for SOTU Address

What Obama Could Learn From Pete Seeger for SOTU Address

In Tuesday's State of the Union address, will President Obama channel the spirit of Pete Seeger?
Cyber Insecurity: What You Need to Know

Cyber Insecurity: What You Need to Know

A surge of cyber attacks affecting millions of Americans has many of us wondering what to do.
Follow Live LIRR Cancellations, Delays as Storm Hits Region

Follow Live LIRR Cancellations, Delays as Storm Hits Region

Keep this page close for up-to-the-minute info.
Is Internet Freedom a Thing of the Past?

Is Internet Freedom a Thing of the Past?

A close look at the current battle over net neutrality, and how last week’s ruling will affect the future of internet freedom.
State Plans to Kill or Capture All Mute Swans

State Plans to Kill or Capture All Mute Swans

Plan calls for complete New York removal by 2025.
Why is Poverty Moving to America's Suburbs?

Why is Poverty Moving to America's Suburbs?

A look at the growth of poverty in the suburbs of America.
Mayor de Blasio Announces Vision Zero, Gets Serious on Traffic Safety

Mayor de Blasio Announces Vision Zero, Gets Serious on Traffic Safety

Vision Zero plan has goal of reducing traffic deaths to zero.
Cuomo, the Moderate, Prepares for Re-Election

Cuomo, the Moderate, Prepares for Re-Election

The governor has pushed for property tax freezes, tax incentives for manufacturers and legalizing the medical use of marijuana.
Bank On It: New Fed Chair Vital Role Model For Girls

Bank On It: New Fed Chair Vital Role Model For Girls

A look at the future with Janet Yellen as our first female leader of the Federal Reserve.
Unemployed or Know Someone Who Is? Latest on Benefits Debate

Unemployed or Know Someone Who Is? Latest on Benefits Debate

A look at the current debate over the extension of unemployment benefits.
Watch Live: Cuomo Gives State of State Address

Watch Live: Cuomo Gives State of State Address

Governor plans to lay out tax relief, medical marijuana plans in 1:30 p.m. speech.
When Can I File My 2013 Taxes?

When Can I File My 2013 Taxes?

E-file and Free File can speed refunds, IRS says.
Weather: Cloudy With a Chance Of Crazy

Weather: Cloudy With a Chance Of Crazy

Weather gone wild: Current cold temperatures across America fuel the debate over global warming.
Cuomo: LIE to Close at Midnight

Cuomo: LIE to Close at Midnight

Governor declares statewide emergency as winter storm Hercules nears.