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Sara Dorn

Breaking news reporter

is a breaking news reporter for City & State New York.

New York City

Politics

A timeline on the closure of Rikers Island

A federal judge ruled New York City will continue to control Rikers Island – for now.

New York City

Personality

Police unions are cozying up to NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell during a time of ‘turmoil’

Sewell was the first commissioner to be named the New York City Police Benevolent Association’s Person of the Year.

New York City

Politics

Who’s who in Eric Adams’ administration

Here’s who the new mayor is appointing jobs to in City Hall.

New York State

Politics

Letitia James is Democrats’ new hero

The state Attorney General’s lawsuit against former President Donald Trump boosts her national profile as she vies for re-election.

Policy

Policy

How New York City’s right-to-shelter law works

New York City Mayor Eric Adams wants to reassess the entire homeless shelters system.

New York City

Policy

A timeline of the water testing fiasco at the Jacob Riis Houses

City Hall said Saturday that test results that showed arsenic in the water – and left residents without water for eight days – were inaccurate.

New York City

Policy

A timeline of arsenic contamination at the Jacob Riis public housing complex

It’s still unclear when New York City Housing Authority officials knew of the water conditions and why they didn’t inform residents sooner.

New York City

Policy

New York’s new concealed carry law is severely flawed, federal judge says

The Wednesday ruling allowed the new law to take effect, but reads like a blueprint for future court battles.

New York City

Politics

Don’t expect major changes to NYPD’s gun control measures under new concealed carry law

Police officials said Tuesday that they will not install checkpoints or increase patrols in Times Square, where guns will be banned under the new law that takes effect Thursday.

New York City

Policy

New York City electeds say conditions at Rikers are improving despite 12 deaths this year

Officials made yet another visit to the troubled jail complex this year amid threats of a federal takeover, noting it’s unlikely to close as planned by 2027.

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Politics

Politics

New York’s special elections give national Democrats renewed hope

Republican Joe Sempolinski pulled off a relatively narrow win in the Southern Tier, while Democrat Pat Ryan beat the odds in the 19th District.

2022 congressional primaries

Politics

Dan Goldman declares victory in 10th Congressional District

The former House impeachment counsel spent his way to victory in a close race for the open seat over Yuh–Line Niou, other progressives.

2022 congressional primaries

Politics

Hochul doubles down on telling GOP candidates to leave New York

The governor spent the final night before primary day stumping for Pat Ryan in a competition that is seen as a bellwether for whether Democrats will maintain control of the House.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Tracking the contested state Senate primary races in New York

At least seven Democratic incumbents are facing primary challenges, and competitive races are underway for open seats in Brooklyn and Staten Island.

New York City

Policy

New York City’s plan for integrating asylum-seeker children into public schools

Potentially thousands of these new students could be entering schools in the fall, and the nation’s largest school system will be developing a curriculum to meet their needs

New York City

Policy

An estimated 6,300 asylum-seekers have entered NYC’s shelters

A lack of coordination with Texas, Arizona and the feds has created uncertainty about how many migrants will ultimately arrive in the city.

Politics

New York City Mayor Eric Adams to endorse state Sen. Kevin Parker

The endorsement is Adams’ latest show of support for a moderate candidate running against a progressive.

New York City

Politics

Border agents are flooding NYC nonprofits with improperly addressed court notices for asylum-seekers

Catholic Charities demanded on Tuesday that federal authorities take action to remedy the problem, which can put migrants at risk of deportation.