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UPDATE: SUNY Albany Expels Two Students Over Racism Hoax

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 7:00am 5/8/2016 at 7:00am

Last week we covered the story of three students at the University at Albany who were facing charges for staging a race hoax. The school has now expelled two of the students and suspended another.

FOX News reports:

Two New York college students who claimed to be victims of racist attack expelled

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NY College Students Face Charges for Racism Hoax

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 7:00am 5/4/2016 at 7:00am

Three students from the State University of New York at Albany claimed in January that they were victims of assault on a bus and that the motivation for the crime was racism.

They are now being charged for filing a false claim.

CNN reports:

N.Y. college students accused of fabricating racially motivated attack

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Minimum Wage Hike Kills Popular Upstate NY Eatery

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:00am 4/20/2016 at 7:00am

New York’s new minimum wage is being cited as the main reason that a popular Albany restaurant is closing its doors after serving the community for decades.

Mental Recession reports:

Beloved Upstate Restaurant Closes, Cites Minimum Wage Hike As Major Reason

An Albany area fish fry restaurant is closing its doors after nearly 70...

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NY phasing in $15 minimum wage

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 10:30am 4/2/2016 at 10:30am

The State of New York just passed two significant measures. One is a new family leave policy and the other is a new minimum wage of $15 an hour.

Liberals are pretty stoked about both items. Smaller businesses, particularly in hard-hit upstate NY, not so much. Expect the people intended to...

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Leaving New York (no, not me, just a lot of other folks)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 28, 2015 at 11:33am 12/28/2015 at 11:33am

This is no surprise, particularly given the dismal economic situation in upstate NY.

The government under pressure from political activists shut down any hope of fracking even though it works fine elsewhere and has kept parts of Pennsylvania economically alive for years; regulations and taxes are strangling businesses; and almost every day...

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NY to Ban Fracking: Turn out the Upstate Lights

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 9:00pm 12/17/2014 at 9:00pm

It’s tough up here in NY’s flyover country, that enormous expanse that starts in the Catskill mountains north of New York City, and runs north towards the Adirondack Mountains through the State Government City (Albany), westward for hundreds of miles along the “Southern Tier” past Elmira and Corning, then up to...

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