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Kay Dervishi

is a staff reporter at City & State.

Energy & Environment

Policy

Cornell’s ag program solves farmers’ toughest problems

The leading research institution also helps with workforce development and technological issues.

New York City

Politics

2021 New York City mayoral primary election results

Will front-runner Eric Adams win on election night, or will it take weeks to determine the next mayor?

Donald Trump

Politics

Trump’s potential New York legal woes

The former president is the subject of several investigations in the Empire State.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Tackling the MTA’s accessibility problems

The largest public transit system in the nation believes Quemuel Arroyo can bring about much-needed improvements, but some advocates fear it will be business as usual.

New York State

Politics

New York to lose one congressional seat

But the state only needed 89 more people to fill out the census to keep all 27 of its House seats.

NYPD

Policy

Should cops have to live in NYC?

It could improve community relations, but unions object and even some reform advocates are unenthused.

Rachel May

Personality

Rachel May, a different kind of upstate Democrat

The IDC-slaying state senator is showing that you don’t have to be a moderate to win.

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Nonprofits

Policy

What’s in store for New York nonprofits in the state budget

Boosted pay for human services workers, support for Asian American organizations and more.

New York City

Policy

NYC’s initiative covering nonprofit overhead will fund less this year

Reimbursement will be even lower than it was last year, when the initiative’s funding was cut.

New York City

Politics

A nonprofit leader runs for mayor

Former staff and fellow nonprofit executives knew Diane Morales, the progressive mayoral candidate, as a leader with big plans.

Andrew Cuomo

Politics

Here’s Cuomo’s ‘apology,’ annotated

The governor finally emerged from hiding, and he’s (hypothetically) sorry (if you were offended).

Coronavirus

Politics

What can be done to stem hatred against Asian Americans?

Experts talk about the potential solutions to the hate crimes and bias incidents that have targeted Asian American New Yorkers in the past year.

Andrew Cuomo

Politics

The end of Cuomo’s emergency powers

Lawmakers have an agreement in place to provide greater oversight on the governor’s pandemic orders.

New York State

Politics

New state lawmakers from Rochester spearhead policing reform

Elected officials take on mental health crisis response, police residency requirements and qualified immunity after Daniel Prude decision.