New York state will only license a few companies to grow and sell the drug once the medical marijuana program rolls out next year. Those lucky companies will get the lion’s share of the profits from this budding industry. Contenders are getting ready for a fierce competition.
President Obama is asking Congress to give him the power to take military action in the Middle East. He is seeking approval to fight the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS. But it seems like Congress doesn’t want to grant these war powers to the President. Gregoire Molle explores what are the long-term worries of a decision that needs to be taken soon.
Two years ago, Manchester City Football Club and the New York Yankees acquired a Major League expansion team for 10 million dollars. The New York City Football Club is expected to start its inaugural season in nine days.
Black girls in New York City public schools are being suspended at 10 times the rate of white girls according to a report released this month. This has been blamed on a set of education policies known as zero tolerance discipline. Joe Sykes visited one school where they do things a little differently
The debate over funding the agency reflects a greater fight over President Barack Obama’s immigration policies. A federal judge in Texas halted the launch of a program last week that would have prevented 4 million people from being deported. Adélie Pontay reports that without the program, advocates and immigrant communities are scrambling on what to do next.
the Housing and Buildings committee discussed establishing an emergency repair program that would allow the city to step in and fix the elevator when the landlord doesn’t. That’s good news for the residents of 545 W 146th St. The building is number five on the city’s “Top Elevator Offenders” list. It has 17 violations.
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Not all slushies come in styrofoam cups. Off the coast of Massachusetts yesterday, Nantucket islanders saw giant waves frozen over with slush. Sarah Oktay is an oceanographer at the University of Massachusetts Field Station on the island. She tells Cassandra Basler why this happens when record cold combines with a very specific set of conditions.
United States and Cuban officials talk to normalize diplomatic relations. Cubans in New York are hopeful removing Cuba from U.S. terrorist list are key to reestablishing a relationship.
The authority figures I was supposed to respect were acting like high school-ers themselves. I felt like a kid on the playground being told to eat a worm or get beaten up. I was terrified. But there was no way I could give up my classmates.