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Governor Cuomo Goes To Puerto Rico To Assist Storm Aftermath

ALBANY (WSKG) - Governor Cuomo is in Puerto Rico today, assessing damage after hurricane Maria, and bringing some initial supplies to the country. Cuomo spoke just before taking off from JFK airport in a fully loaded plane provided by Jet Blue.

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Meet Your Friends Who Get Medicaid

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When high levels of lead were discovered in the public water system in Flint, Mich., in 2015, Medicaid stepped in to help thousands of children get tested for poisoning and receive care.

When disabled children need to get to doctors' appointments — either across town or hundreds of miles away — Medicaid pays for their transportation.

Stinson Dean, an entrepreneur from Independence, Mo., is used to taking risks. He buys Canadian softwood framing lumber to sell to lumberyards in the U.S. and says coping with the ups and downs of the market is an inevitable part of doing business.

But when he started the company about a year and a half ago, he laid down a firm rule.

"One of the things I wasn't willing to risk was the health of my family," Dean says.

Berlin's Tegel is a relic of the Cold War period when each sector of the divided city had its own airport. After German reunification, it was decided that Berlin needed a new international airport on its outskirts, called Berlin Brandenburg, or BER.

Kristy and Dana Dumont were ready to give a child in need a permanent home. They moved into a Dimondale, Mich., house with two spare bedrooms and a spacious, fenced-in yard, in a school district with strong extracurriculars and a diverse community.

The couple of 11 years began seriously considering adoption after Dana started receiving emails from Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services looking for foster and adoptive families.

For the past six weeks, voters in Germany have been inundated by campaign posters ahead of Sunday's national election.

Passersby walking down the street in just about every German city, town or village get a detailed look at who is running in their district and a condensed version of their campaign messages.

Green Party posters warn Germans to "either end coal or end climate." Another message: "Healthy food doesn't come from nature that's sick."

The anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany placards are even blunter.

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Renewable energy got a boost on Thursday when PECO donated $100,000 for a solar-job training program in Philadelphia, and a state lawmaker introduced a bill that would allow utility companies across the state to build their own solar farms. The PECO grant was presented to the Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC), a nonprofit that helps low-income people develop job skills. 

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Apple growers say a series of unusual weather conditions and a little luck combined to produce the best apple crop they've seen in years. “They're beautifully plump, a gorgeous size and this gorgeous, glowing color on every single variety," said Amy Machamer, co-owner of Hurd Orchards in Holley. 

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ALBANY (WSKG) - Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is considering a possible challenge to Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a Democratic primary for the 2018 governor’s race. Miner said if she does run for governor, it won’t be a conventional campaign.

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It’s unclear whether federal regulators are properly prioritizing safety inspections on the nation’s massive network of natural gas and hazardous liquids pipelines,according to a recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

Campuses Across PA Reeling From Racist Incidents

Sep 22, 2017
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KEYSTONE CROSSROADS - Students at Cabrini University are reeling after two more bias incidents were reported on campus this week, days after an African-American student discovered a racial slur written on her dormitory door. 

Alt-Right Flyers Posted At Three PA Colleges

Sep 22, 2017

KEYSTONE CROSSROADS - More college campuses in Pennsylvania recently got a visit from a group identified as a white nationalist hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Black Students United, a student organization at Cornell University, is demanding the fraternity, Psi Upsilon be permanently banned from campus.

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The Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary "The Vietnam War", which debuted on PBS this week, could trigger symptoms for some veterans who suffer from PTSD, depression, or other conditions. 

Pennsylvania Receives Long-Awaited Credit Downgrade

Sep 21, 2017
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HARRISBURG (WSKG) - After months of warnings, S&P Global Ratings has downgraded Pennsylvania's credit, citing concerns over its chronically unbalanced budget. 

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A Delaware County homeowners association is asking an appeals court to halt local work on the controversial Mariner East 2 pipeline until its builder, Sunoco Pipeline, finds a way to stop disturbance of contaminated soil at the site. 

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