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Lawmakers look to limit use of facial recognition technology

Technology that can identify a person through things like facial scans or fingerprints, for some, may be a thing of the future. But for...

State lawmakers reject Hochul’s NYC business tax proposal

In the wake of slamming the brakes on congestion pricing, Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday made an 11th hour — and unsuccessful — pitch...

Adam Bello delivers State of Public Health Address

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello announced several initiatives in his State of Public Health Address on Monday. He unveiled a new Office of Mental Health...

Farm Bill amendments pose threat to hemp businesses

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The U.S. House of Representatives is proposing changes to how hemp is defined. The Farm, Food and National Security Act of 2024, also...

Kentucky selected for student mental health project

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, D-Ky., announced Kentucky is one of six states participating in a yearlong project supporting student mental health.  What...

Proposed legislation aims to cut healthcare costs

OHIO — A piece of legislation, House Bill 177, is aimed at making sure patients can afford their co-pays for medication without barriers is moving...

A call for help: when a mental health crisis turns deadly

At the end of March, NYPD officers shot and killed a 19-year-old in Queens who was apparently facing a mental health crisis. The death...

Downtown businesses say the city should attract more foot traffic

ORLANDO, Fla. — A post on Hamburger Mary’s Facebook Page announced the business' Church Street location will be closing after being in the heart downtown...

Crisis intervention training creator on NYPD’s handling of mental health calls

On the heels of a NY1 investigation that looks into how the NYPD responds to mental health calls, Errol Louis discussed the training NYPD...

Mental health response teams miss goals

Millions of calls come through a 911 call center every year, and tens of thousands of them are for a mental health emergency. A tiny fraction...

How police use force in mental health emergencies

Two NYPD officers approach the home of Win Rozario on March 27. Officials say the 19-year-old had called 911. That call, city officials say, was...

Mayor Evans appoints new Chief Technology Officer

Mayor Malik Evans has appointed Harriet T. Fisher as new Chief Technology Officer to lead Rochester's Department of Information Technology. She previously served as the...

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