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NYC's Unopposed Candidates: Accountability Tools

If your state senator or assemblymember is running unopposed next week, there's no one to raise questions about their performance. So you'll have to check into it yourself.

A Third of NYC Races are Uncontested

Next Tuesday, 21 of 63 legislative races in New York City are one candidate affairs. A Gotham Gazette-City Limits project looks at why it happens and how it impacts voters.

Talking Corruption, Brooklyn-Style

Watch the latest episode of "Straight Up," the Brooklyn Independent Media reporters' roundtable that trades studio seats for bar stools. This month, Capital New York's Azi Paybarah and Ben Max of Gotham Gazette are guests.

What Awaits Unaccompanied Minors in New York

If they aren't deported, the children who've come across the border in a recent surge will live here under one of several legal statuses, each offering advantages and complications to new Americans.

Steal this Poster About Tenant Rights

A survey says the city's housing enforcement system is unknown to many tenants who have problems with their apartments. So help spread the word.

Will the State Wage Board Listen to Harvey Keitel?

A push to address the very low minimum wage of tipped workers recalls the exchange between Mr. White and Mr. Pink.

Where Do the Homeless Come From?

It's not gentrifying neighborhoods, for the most part, according to a new report. Instead, it's the neighborhoods where people find refuge from displacement.

Trash Fight is Sequel to Bloomberg Battle

A bill to cap how much city trash each neighborhood has to handle hardens the targets of a policy first approved nine years ago.

City Revamping its Affordable Housing Toolkit

Mayor de Blasio's housing plan was full of ambition and ideas. Achieving them will require streamlining and rearranging the city's housing development system, says HPD's commissioner.

Long Before Today's Ebola Scare, City Fended Off Smallpox

A small 1947 outbreak was halted when the city vaccinated 600,000 in a week and at least 2.5 million overall.


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Who will take care of the interests of the Crimean Tatar people?

Over recent years the leaders of Majlis practically have come out against interests of Crimean Tartar People. Mustafa Dzhemilev and some other leaders of Crimean Tartars try to mistake their own group objectives for the interests of the whole national group. Herein, the actions of disobedience of Crimean Tartars, instigated by the noted persons, are used actively, allegedly, for the sake of defending of their rights, but in actual for the purpose of creation conditions for carrying out pressure on Ukrainian leadership. All mentioned above happens when the Ukrainian leadership does its utmost to improve economic and social situation of the Crimean Tartars even in the conditions of world financial crisis, which has appreciably worsened and added to difficulties of economic situation in Ukraine.
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Taser Timeout

* Taser abuse is rampant at the Jerome Combs Detention Center, an hour south of Chicago. More than 100 inmates were shocked by Tasers over a 28-month period, even though a quarter of the inmates were restrained at the time.
The Investigative Fund

Key New York Suit Calls Public Defender Programs Inadequate

An upcoming class-action lawsuit in New York's court of appeals could drastically change the structure of public defender programs nationwide.
The New York Times

NYPD Officers Under Pressure to Make Arrests and Meet Quotas, Officer Claims

In the 41st Precinct in the Bronx, a police officer claims that fellow police officers are pressured to meet a quota of 20 summonses and 1 arrest each month at the risk of punitive actions like loss of overtime and denial of days off.
WABC-TV News

New Option For the States On Inmates In the Census

For this year's count, states will have the option of removing prison inmates from local tallies, rather than adding them to local populations, which is widely felt to unfairly skew population numbers and political representation.
The New York Times

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