Government

RCSD Interim Superintendent Vargas on WXXI-TV

On Need to Know Rochester, Interim Rochester City School Superintendent Bolgen Vargas talked about progress in his first months on the job. (Aired August 12, 2011)

Need to Know Rochester: Hydrofracking

This week on Need to Know Rochester on WXXI-TV, a lesson in the controversial gas drilling practice known as hydrofracking from WXXI's Innovation Trail.

Public Health Researcher Talks Health And Hydrofracking

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward explains why some in the medical community say hydrofracking for natural gas could be a major public health issue.

URMC Lands NIH Grant for "Translational Science" Efforts

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward says the University of Rochester Medical Center is getting another infusion of federal cash to help fast-track medical research into real world treatments.

Summer Food Program Fights Attendance Drop

The number of kids taking advantage of Rochester's free Summer Foods Program has fallen dramatically. WXXI News looks at what's being done to make sure poor children get the healthy food they need.

Former Health Commissioner Mourned

The state's former health commissioner, Dr. Richard Daines, died suddenly over the weekend; the probable cause of death was a heart attack.

Rural Doctors Program Spared from Budget Cuts

For the health care industry, there is a small bright spot in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal - one program not being cut. WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Ryan Morden has the details.

WXXI Election 2010 Coverage

WXXI's Election Coverage includes the latest news, our local Election Guide and Candidate Free Air Time Videos.

Education Expertise and News From the Innovation Trail

On this week's Need to Know Rochester, a look at issues outside the classroom that impact learning and a report on open government and techonology from The Innovation Trail.

Demolition is Next Step in Redevelopment of Photech Site

The 15 acre site on Driving Park Avenue was home to a film & photographic paper manufacturer that closed in 1991.

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