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Amanda Luz Henning Santiago

is a staff reporter at City & State.

Education

Policy

How students will rely on the vaccinated to stay safe

Most kids aren’t eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, which leaves their protection up to those around them.

Health Care

Policy

Living in isolation has saved – and harmed – New York’s seniors

Older adults were told to stay indoors during the pandemic, but that has had unintended consequences.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

How Antonio Reynoso will approach being BP

The likely next leader of Brooklyn addresses rezonings, bike lanes and more.

Health Care

Policy

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

Policy

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?

Excelsior Newsletter

Politics

How does NYC’s waste management system work?

Garbage, recycling and private carting companies.

Campaign Confidential

Politics

The game-changing endorsements of the primaries

These supporters weren’t just a name on a list.

Excelsior Newsletter

Politics

What do NYC district attorneys do?

The city’s top prosecutors.

Health Care

Policy

COVID-19 delta variant looms as NY reopens

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has heralded this season as the “Summer of New York City,” in which the five boroughs will come roaring back from their pandemic-induced slumber, but the highly contagious new delta variant of COVID-19 threatens the mayor’s vision for the city.

Excelsior Newsletter

Politics

What do NYC district attorneys do?

Preliminary results from the packed primary race for Manhattan district attorney have indicated that former state Chief Deputy Attorney General Alvin Bragg is the likely winner.

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Campaigns & Elections

Politics

2021 Manhattan district attorney primary election results

Tracking the returns in a high-profile race without ranked-choice voting.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

2021 New York City borough presidents primary election results

Tracking the initial results in each borough.

New York State

Politics

How New York repealed the ‘walking while trans’ law

Activist Kiara St. James, along with other activists and lawmakers, worked for years to end the discriminatory law.

Eric Adams

Politics

Questions and answers about Eric Adams’ housing history, office space and voter registration

City & State reached out to the Brooklyn borough president’s mayoral campaign.

Marijuana

Politics

What’s next after pot?

Magic mushrooms are on the slate of psychedelics that could become legal in New York in the coming year.

New York City

Politics

How does NYC’s budget process work?

More hearings than you’d expect.

Zellnor Myrie

Personality

Zellnor Myrie wants to give NY a clean slate

The state Senator spoke to City & State about why he’s pushing to automatically seal and expunge the records of formerly incarcerated individuals.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

What are the qualifications for NYC comptroller?

An understanding of government accounting, leadership skills and a vision for the future, according to experts.