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Kimberly Gonzalez

is an editorial intern at City & State.

Criminal justice

Politics

A timeline on the closure of Rikers Island

Construction on external work began this week on the Tombs in Chinatown, one of the proposed locations for borough-based jails that would replace Rikers.

New York City

Policy

Teachers wear red on Monday in solidarity with New York City public school educators

MORE-UFT caucus of the United Federation of Teachers leads campaign against the mayor, DOE, UFT

Joe Biden

Politics

New Yorkers who could fill Biden’s cabinet

The incoming administration is pulling from the Empire State.

Personality

Personality

Friends and colleagues remember David Dinkins

A gentle man who devoted his life to public service, advocated for disability rights and racial harmony

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

New York’s voter registration and turnout continue to lag

The state continues its middling performance in voter turnout. Experts blame barriers to voting.

New York State

Politics

3 key downstate congressional races to watch

Swing districts on Staten Island and Long Island will likely feature the most competitive races.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Dana Balter: I’m the real mainstream candidate

Rep. John Katko’s challenger says he’s been “masquerading as a moderate.”

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Donald Trump

Policy

Times’ Trump tax scoop could fuel further inquiries from James, Vance

The president’s tax returns feature several red flags for possibly fraudulent behavior, experts say.

Puerto Rico

Politics

Divisions over Puerto Rico’s future

Some Democrats push for statehood, others are only concerned with the self-determination process.

Charles Schumer

Politics

Schumer’s options in the battle to replace RBG

Filibusters, additional states and impeachment proposed as possible efforts.