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Odd News Roundup: Can dogs be pets, N.Y. judge asks lawyer trying to free Happy the elephant | Law-Order

Following is a summary of current odd news briefs. Can dogs be pets, N.Y. judge asks lawyer trying to free Happy the elephant Would granting a female elephant some of the same rights as humans mean people could no longer keep dogs as pets? That was among the questions that judges on New York state’s […]

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Odd News Roundup: Can dogs be pets, N.Y. judge asks lawyer trying to free Happy the elephant; U.S. officials say Pentagon committed to understanding UFO origins | Law-Order

Following is a summary of current odd news briefs. Can dogs be pets, N.Y. judge asks lawyer trying to free Happy the elephant Would granting a female elephant some of the same rights as humans mean people could no longer keep dogs as pets? That was among the questions that judges on New York state’s […]

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NYS siting board approves $345M Genesee County Solar Farm

BYRON, N.Y. (WROC) — Progress is being made regarding the advancement of solar energy in our region after the NYS Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment approved the development of a 345 million-dollar solar farm in the town of Byron in Genesee county. While this solar farm is expected to be a beneficial […]

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N.Y. ethics panel subpoenas Hochul admin over Cuomo’s COVID ‘volunteers’

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) approved a motion on Tuesday calling for a subpoena asking Gov. Hochul’s office to turn over records related to unpaid officials enlisted by Cuomo to help run New York during the COVID crisis as the group investigates potential conflicts of interest. All copyrights for this article are reserved […]

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Schumer calls for more protection of N.Y. houses of worship after Texas synagogue attack

The powerful Senate majority leader said the Jan. 15 attack has put New York’s religious communities on edge All copyrights for this article are reserved to New York Daily News

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N.Y. Attorney General Letitia James alleges ‘significant evidence’ of Trump Org fraud

The revelation came as part of motion filed earlier Tuesday by James in an attempt to obtain testimony from Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. in James’ ongoing investigation into the Trump Organization’s finances. Read more here New York Daily News

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As N.Y. eviction moratorium comes to an end, lawmakers push Hochul to support ‘good cause’ bill

Dozens of Democrats in the Senate and Assembly, as well as members of the City Council and other local leaders, want the governor to support legislation that would guarantee tenants the right to renew a lease and essentially place a cap on how much landlords can increase rent. Read more here New York Daily News

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N.Y. Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou to challenge fellow Democrat with state Senate run

Niou, a Taiwan native who’s ideologically similar to state Sen. Brian Kavanagh, is aiming to more proactively push a progressive agenda in the upper house of the New York legislature. Read more here New York Daily News

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Fauci says N.Y. holiday gatherings ‘still OK’ despite omicron, but pleads for COVID boosters

“I wouldn’t change anything if you’re doing the correct things,” Fauci said Friday. “If you are vaccinated, great. If you’re eligible for a booster shot, please go get your booster shot.” Read more here New York Daily News

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Rep. Tom Suozzi launches bid for N.Y. governor, claiming he’s only ‘common sense Democrat’ in crowded race

Asked why he’s better suited for the job than fellow centrist Gov. Hochul, Suozzi said that he’s a “common sense Democrat who gets things done.” Read more here New York Daily News