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Weekend Roundup
Weekend Roundup
News Billy Rennison 8/11/2012 at 1:08PM

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney names Paul Ryan as his running mate Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney selected Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate Saturday – a bold choice meant to excite the GOP’s conservative base and further make the economy the defining issue of the election. Romney announced his decision Saturday morning at [...]

Gianaris bills would make NY toughest on guns
News Billy Rennison 8/10/2012 at 11:11AM

In the wake of multiple massacres across the country and an increase in shootings citywide, a state politician is calling for New York to become the nation’s leader in gun control. State Senator Michael Gianaris introduced a bevy of bills in Albany that would strengthen the state’s gun laws, making them the toughest in the [...]

Women’s health coverage improved
News Alexa Altman 8/09/2012 at 11:53AM

Forty-seven million women just got healthier. On August 1, preventive benefits for women, including breast and pelvic exams, HPV and HIV testing, gestational diabetes screenings and contraceptives became available, co-pay free, to all insured women. “I think it’s great,” said Pauline Compton, an accountant from Bayside. “I think all women should be entitled to co-pay [...]

Affordable Care Act: What it means for immigrants
Health Liam La Guerre 7/11/2012 at 10:55AM

When Sunnyside resident Blanca Palomeque had ovarian cancer two years ago she didn’t have full health insurance to cover her treatment. She enrolled in the Medicaid Spenddown program, but it only provided her with six months of assistance and she was forced to pay $15 out of pocket for each visit to Elmhurst Hospital and [...]

Obama To Give Commencement Address In City; Traffic Tie-Ups Expected
News Jay Lane 5/14/2012 at 12:20PM

President Barack Obama is visiting the city today where he will deliver the commencement address at Barnard College before attending a series of campaign fundraisers. The president arrives in town around 11 a.m. and is scheduled to deliver the commencement address around 1 p.m. NY1 will carry the president’s commencement address live from Barnard College, [...]

Obama says same-sex marriage should be legal
News Jay Lane 5/09/2012 at 3:27PM

President Obama said Wednesday that he believes same-sex marriage should be legal. “At a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama told ABC’s Robin Roberts in an interview at the White [...]