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Working together to stop elder abuse

A new law will help state agencies, companies and nonprofits collaborate to stop predators.

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Ride-hailing companies getting better on accessibility

But the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission has stricter requirements in place this year.

Education

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New York City Council considering legislation to lower class sizes

Supporters say the measure would boost the quality of education for students and help mitigate the effects of future health crises.

Nonprofits

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Nonprofits contracting with the city contemplate vaccine mandate

Organizations working with the city must abide by the requirements that workers get the COVID-19 vaccine or else be tested weekly.

Technology

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Fighting the digital divide with tribally owned fiber

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe launched its own broadband network in a previously unserved area.

Marijuana

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Indigenous tribes taking the lead on legal weed

While the state dawdles on pot regulations, Native Americans in New York will likely begin sales before the end of the year.

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Why the life sciences leave people of color behind

And how COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement could mark a turning point.

Transportation

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Why can’t Cuomo's DOT get along with Native American tribes?

The state government, especially the Department of Transportation, keeps clashing with Indigenous New Yorkers.

Transportation

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5 things to know about Janno Lieber

The MTA’s new acting chief has a long history in capital development.

Technology

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Will New Yorkers need to download another vaccine passport app?

New York City will launch its own vaccine passport app next month on top of the state-run Excelsior Pass.

Health Care

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Why is the Bronx’s COVID-19 vaccination rate so low?

Experts said a mistrust of doctors, a lack of access to vaccination sites and online conspiracy theories were contributing factors.

Health Care

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With business picking up again, what’s the fate of pandemic dining rules?

Customers and business owners want some measures, like outdoor dining, to stay.

Health Care

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COVID-19 delta variant FAQ

We answer all your questions, from should I keep wearing a mask if I’m vaccinated to why are vaccinated people contracting the coronavirus?

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California passed guaranteed income for aged-out foster youth. Will New York follow?

The chair of the state Senate’s Committee on Children and Families supports establishing a similar program in New York.

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Excluded worker fund regulations draw scrutiny

The Department of Labor finally released additional regulations for the $2.1 billion program that left immigrant advocates dissatisfied.

Health Care

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COVID-19 ‘long-haulers’ join the ranks of disabled Americans

On the anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a new wave of people with disabilities are adjusting to their new normals.

Education

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Could the delta variant complicate the coming NYC school year?

Less than 1% of summer classrooms have been impacted by positive cases. Health experts disagree on how schools should handle quarantines.

Transportation

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When’s the congestion pricing check going to arrive?

The MTA’s progress on New York City road tolling is moving about as fast as Lower Manhattan traffic at rush hour.

Transportation

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Where subway performance stands at the end of the MTA emergency

A look at key performance indicators at the beginning and end of the MTA’s four-year state of emergency.

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How is New York protecting itself from cybercrime?

Ransomware and other kinds of cyberattacks pose threats to local governments, schools and more.

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