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NYS Dem leader apologizes for KKK analogy in Buffalo mayor’s race

The head of the New York State Democratic Party apologized Monday after invoking Klu Klux Klansman David Duke while explaining why he hadn’t endorsed socialist India Walton for mayor of Buffalo, even though she is the Democratic Party nominee. Walton is facing off against four-term Mayor Byron Brown, whom she...
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Top New York Dem Compares Black Socialist Candidate to David Duke

In a remarkable feat of rhetorical gymnastics, the leader of New York’s Democratic Party invoked the former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan when asked why top party officials hadn’t endorsed a socialist mayoral candidate. India Walton, a Democratic Socialist campaigning for Buffalo’s mayoral seat, won the city’s primary this summer. New York’s Democratic Party, along with New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, have yet to announce an endorsement for Walton. Jay Jacobs, the state party’s chairman, was asked in a Monday interview with Spectrum News what kind of precedent the decision not to endorse Democratic nominees like Walton set.

Siena poll finds Gov. Hochul leads likely Dem contenders, crime biggest issue for voters

ALBANY — Gov. Hochul’s frontrunner status among likely Democratic challengers was confirmed Tuesday by the latest Siena College poll. The incumbent governor outperformed a handful of potential primary opponents by between 14 and 19 points in three hypothetical scenarios for next year’s June contest. The Siena survey is the second in a matter of weeks to find Hochul, the only announced candidate at the moment, emerging as the early leader.

As Rhode Island Pollinator Species Decline, Pesticide Spraying Moves Into Backyards

Rhode Island’s rainy summer produced a bumper crop of mosquitoes, and property owners annoyed by biting insects are increasingly turning to companies that spray yards to rid them of pesky insects. While spraying may seem like a quick solution, the relief it provides is fleeting, and beneficial insects, including pollinators such as butterflies and bees, are killed in the process.

Need2Know: Manchin's Demands, Striketober & 'Halloween' Slays Box Office

This image released by Universal Pictures shows the character Michael Myers in "Halloween Kills," directed by David Gordon Green. (Ryan Green/Universal Pictures via AP) Get the Need2Know newsletter in your inbox every morning! Sign up here!. Here are the headlines you Need2Know for Monday, October 18, 2021:. MANCHIN'S DEMANDS. Sen....

Rhode Island confirms 6th positive West Nile Virus finding

The Department of Environmental Management today announced that the most recent round of testing by the Rhode Island Department of Health State Health Laboratories has confirmed one new positive finding of West Nile Virus. The finding was detected in a mosquito sample collected in Glocester on Sept. 27. DEM collected 210 samples of mosquitoes from 39 traps set statewide Sept. 21-28. Results from mosquitoes collected during the Sept. 29-Oct. 12 period are pending. To date, the state has confirmed six positive WNV findings, but no mosquito samples have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis.