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Broome DA Surprises County Officials With Opioid Treatment Announcement

Instead of prosecuting people who are addicted to drugs, the Broome County District Attorney’s office is helping place people in treatment programs. People who are addicted or their family members can call the DA’s office and they’ll find a spot at one of 150 treatment centers in Florida, California and Hawaii.
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(WXXI) Congressman Tom Reed wants the Obama administration to see first-hand how the upstate area is being impacted by the opioid abuse epidemic.

State Budget Hearing On Higher Education

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(WXXI) State spending on higher education was on the agenda Monday as budget hearings continued in Albany. Testifying during the hearing, Monroe Community College President Anne Kress addressed lawmakers on the need for more base aid for MCC and other schools.

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(WXXI) Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued executive orders to stop therapists from providing so-called "gay conversion therapy" for New York minors. Gay rights groups are applauding the move, but others say barring the treatment limits options and undermines individuals’ religious liberty. 

Women In Tech: Gaming Still A Mostly Male Industry

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(WXXI) More women are adding terms like “coder” and “game developer” to their resumés, but the industry still has a long way to go to reach gender parity.

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(WRVO) Women are now allowed to enter all combat roles in the military. Some top military brass say they believe all women should now be required to register for the draft, just like men are required to do within 30 days after they turn eighteen. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) says she’s okay with that.

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(WRVO) A Democratic senator and Republican congressman in central New York stood at the same podium this week, pushing a bi-partisan effort to help create more manufacturing jobs.

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(WRVO) As voters go to the polls Tuesday in New Hampshire, there’s still a long way to go before we’ll know who will get the Republican Party designation in the race for president. Central New York Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) expects the field to start to get more competitive once the results are in from the New Hampshire primary and even more after contests in South Carolina and Nevada in the coming weeks. 

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Governor Andrew Cuomo explained why he prefers presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over Democratic rival Bernie Sanders.  Cuomo says Clinton’s approach is more practical.

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About two months ago, federal, state and local police worked together to arrest a Harrisburg teen charged with helping the terrorist group ISIS. Today, Pennsylvania's senior U.S. Senator Bob Casey visited the city to highlight the work. Casey says coordination is key in the fight against terrorist groups, and praised the work of law enforcement, especially at the local level. But the Democrat also turned his attention to day-to-day policing.

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A day before Governor Tom Wolf is expected to unveil another attempt at taxing Marcellus Shale drillers, House Republicans were discussing their own proposals. The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee held an informational meeting Monday to look at two Republican-backed severance tax bills. Rep. John Maher (R- Allegheny) chairs the committee. He says he wants to make sure any new tax won’t hurt the state’s business climate.

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