Daily Primer 7/18/17

Daily Primer 7/18/17

Catch up on the latest news with today’s Daily Primer. Today, The Alt‘s writers have their eyes on the devastating Madison Avenue fire in Albany and more local news, Governor Cuomo and state issues as well as world issues and cultural news. 

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Katie Cusack @katiecusackk

Troy to enforce curfew in North Central in wake of 6 arsonsTimes Union

Anyone walking the streets at night can be stopped and asked for identification by the police.

The Republican health-care meltdown The New Yorker

When it comes to reforming Obamacare, the article reads, “The Republicans never got serious about how to replace it. They are now paying the price.”

Churchill: The disgrace of treating a river like a sewer —  Times Union

The Hudson River is currently littered with everything from human and animal waste to motor oil and used condoms.

Scientists warn climate change can bring the Dust Bowl back out of the history booksGizmodo

A recent Princeton study looks at the effects of climate change like erosion, deforestation and mega-droughts will have on our future.

Jaya Sundaresh @jayaist

Breaking down Rivers Casino payments to Capital Region communitiesDaily Gazette  

Revenue is below projections. Speculation that they will increase after the hotel opens.

India parliament elects president, BJP-backed candidate favoriteReuters

The Hindu nationalist right-wing solidifies their rule.

Another New York Diner Turns Off the Grill, a Victim of Rising RentsNew York Times

Gentrification claims another one. Will New York City even be worth going to, after all the local flavor is forced out?

Roxanne Gay on the Traumas of the BodyNew York Times

Glowing review of Roxanne Gay’s “luminous” new memoir, about living as a fat person.

Why I’m Leaving the Southern Baptist ConventionNew York Times

“I love the church, but I love black people more. Black lives matter to me. I am not confident that they matter to the Southern Baptist Convention.”

Luke Stoddard Nathan @lukestdnathan

Court: Cuomo administration must turn over records related to scandalTimes Union

The Times Union takes a closer look at The New York Times’ lawsuit against the Cuomo administration.

What Will Service Work Look Like Under Amazon?The New York Times Magazine

Meet your new or soon-to-be boss.

As Cuomo’s Poll Numbers Slide Again, His Fundraising SoarsThe Buffalo News

A look at the Cuomo campaign’s recent board of elections filings.

David Howard King @davidhowardking

Saratoga Springs mayor says police will not initiative, participate in deportation efforts —WTEN

ICE has had a chilling effect on Saratoga Springs

Troy to enforce curfew in North Central in Wake of 6 arsonsTimes Union

Anyone walking through the neighborhood at night could be stopped by police and asked for ID.

Justine Damond shooting: Australian woman’s last moments heard on police radio  — Guardian

Historic homes burn, Madison Avenue closed in AlbanyTimes Union

Last night a blaze tore through 402 to 412 Madison. The street remains closed.

How Andrew Cuomo keeps the left in checkNew Republic

Cuomo aides took to Twitter yesterday to discredit this article.

SUNY Poly prof says he was targeted unfairlyTimes Union


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