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New York City Council membersLaurie Cumbo, Carlina Rivera and Margaret Chin.
New York City should allow candidates to use campaign funds for child care.
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Students in a classroom
Creating a patchwork of tests makes it harder to see which students and schools need more help.
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Protest against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in New York City on March 15, 2018
Minor crimes get immigrant New Yorkers in trouble with the Trump administration.
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A humpback whale pops up in the Hudson River as seen from New York City with New Jersey in the background.
Even before offshore oil and gas drilling occurs, the damage begins.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio signs legislation to create a online voter registration system in December, 2017.
The state keeps failing to ease voting, but cities can do it on their own.
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Holocaust Remembrance Day at the United Nations General Assembly in January, 2018.
New York City is home to nearly 45,000 survivors, almost half of whom live at or below the poverty line.
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Statue of Liberty
The city should subsidize the citizenship process for modest-income immigrants.
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The entrance to the Brooklyn Detention Complex.
New York must fix our broken pretrial system.
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floating bronx jail barge Vernon C Bain Correctional Center
Two jails in one neighborhood is enough.
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Stuyvesant High School
Black and Latino students are badly underrepresented at top schools, but new bills in Albany aim to change that.
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