Women’s Hall of Fame inducts Sotomayor, Fonda, Allred
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred were among the inductees at the National Women's Hall of Fame on Saturday.
National Women’s Hall of Fame announces Class of 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred are being inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. They are among 10 members of the...
Special election for Rochester-area seat set for Nov. 6
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A special election to fill an open Rochester-area congressional seat will be held the same day as the general election in November.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday officially set the Nov. 6 date for a special election to fill the 25th District seat formerly held by Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter.
SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a bill naming a Hudson Valley post office for the late U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey.
The veteran Democratic lawmaker died last November after a long illness. He was 79. A post office in the Ulster County village of Saugerties (SAW'-ger-teez) will be named after him.
Brutal GOP fight is main event in NY congressional primaries
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — One of the country's ugliest Republican congressional primaries will reach its conclusion Tuesday, when voters on Staten Island decide whether to abandon establishment candidate U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan in favor of former U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, who held the seat previously but gave it up when he went to prison for tax fraud.
Rep. Slaughter praised as champion for women, constituents
U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter could fiercely debate legislative opponents on the House floor, then sing harmony with them for charity, use her scientist's mind to argue for human rights and sweeten a discussion with homemade rhubarb pie, Washington colleagues recalled Friday at her funeral.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton will join his wife Hillary, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress at the funeral of longtime New York Congresswoman Louise Slaughter.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Georgia Congressman John Lewis will be among the speakers at the funeral of New York Congresswoman Louise Slaughter.
Slaughter's office announced Wednesday that the dignitaries will join family and friends in speaking at Friday's service at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester.
The 88-year-old Democrat died Friday at a Washington hospital after falling at her home the previous week.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester's new train station will be named after U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, the recently deceased western New York Democrat who helped secure federal funding for the project.
U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, New York Democrats, announced Wednesday that Amtrak has agreed to change the name of the Rochester Intermodal Station to the Louise M. Slaughter Intermodal Station.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor has ordered flags on all state buildings to be flown at half-staff to honor the late Congresswoman Louise Slaughter on Friday, the day of her funeral.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) calls the fellow Democrat from the Rochester area a "trailblazer" who fought tirelessly for her home district.
Slaughter died on Friday at a Washington hospital where she was being treated after falling at her home. She was 88.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Calling hours and funeral services are set for longtime Rep. Louise Slaughter, who died last week after taking a fall at her Washington, D.C., home.
The Democratic congresswoman from the Rochester area was 88 when she died early last Friday at a Washington hospital where she was being treated after falling the week before.
New York senators seek to honor US Rep. Louise Slaughter
NEW YORK (AP) — Two U.S. senators from New York say they'd like to honor U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter by renaming a Rochester train station after her.
The New York Democrat died Friday at a Washington hospital where she was treated following a fall at home. She was 88.
Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Democratic senators from New York, said Saturday that the renaming would be appropriate nearly a year after Slaughter dedicated the station.
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Veteran Democratic Congresswoman Louise Slaughter dies
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, a Kentucky blacksmith's daughter who went on to chair one of Congress' most important committees, died Friday at a Washington hospital where she was being treated after falling in her home, her top aide said. She was 88.
The New York Democrat died at George Washington University Hospital a week after a fall in which Slaughter had sustained a concussion, said Liam Fitzsimmons, her chief of staff.
Louise Slaughter, Democratic congresswoman from upstate New York, dies
Rep. Louise Slaughter, the first woman to chair the powerful House Rules Committee and one of the longest-serving members of Congress, died early Friday at the age of 88, according to her office.
Ms. Slaughter was surrounded by family at George Washington University Hospital where she was being treated after a fall last week, according to Liam Fitzsimmons, her chief of staff.
Bill would name NY post office for late Congressman Hinchey
SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (AP) — A bill before Congress would name a Hudson Valley post office for the late U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey.
The veteran Democratic lawmaker died last month after a long illness. He was 79.
Earlier this month Reps. Louise Slaughter, of Rochester, and John Faso, of Columbia County, introduced legislation to rename a post office in Saugerties in Ulster County for Hinchey.
Rochester new $30 million train station opens for business
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester's new train station is officially open for business.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined local leaders such as Rep. Louise Slaughter, a fellow Democrat, and other state officials for Friday's grand opening of the new station in downtown Rochester.
Clock from Rochester NY Central Station back in city
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A clock from a demolished Rochester train station is back in the city, and will be installed in Rochester's new train station.
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter will display the clock from Rochester's New York Central Station during a media availability at her Rochester office on Thursday. The Democrat says her staff recently located the clock for placement in the city's new $29.5 million dollar station set to open in the coming weeks.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester is getting $1 million to develop a training program for scientists.
Rep. Louise Slaughter says the five-year federal award will be used to develop a program aimed at deaf and hard-of-hearing undergraduates. The goal is to increase the number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students who enter biomedical and behavioral science Ph.D. programs.
Rochester Harbor dredging wrapping up
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A multimillion-dollar project to dredge Rochester Harbor is wrapping up.
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will finish the navigational dredging this week. Crews this season have removed more than 180,000 cubic yards (137,619 cubic meters) from the Port of Rochester and 5,000 cubic yards (3,822 cubic meters) from nearby Irondequoit (uh-RAHN'-duh-kwoyt) Bay. Workers also dredged last summer.
Slaughter to bring health reform beneficiary to Trump speech
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter says her guest for President Donald Trump's address to Congress will be a Rochester man who benefited from health care reform.
Republicans in control of Congress face pressure to scrap the Affordable Care Act, though finding a way to do it has proved difficult. Trump said Monday that "nobody knew that health care could be so complicated."
Public comment sought on Adirondack land classification
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Public hearings on classification of state lands in the Adirondack Park are continuing this week.
The Adirondack Park Agency is considering classification proposals for more than 50,000 acres in numerous tracts throughout the park. The most prominent is the newly acquired 20,000-acre Boreas Ponds tract adjacent to the High Peaks Wilderness.
Classification determines how land can be used, including whether motorized access is allowed.