The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern. Watch it live here. Neil Heslin, whose 6-year-old son Jesse was killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in December, is set to testify.
President Obama is speaking about the budget sequester at 12:55 p.m. Eastern today in Newport News, Va. Watch it live here:
Food Bank for Westchester officials discuss pending budget cuts and hunger in the Lower Hudson Valley in an Editorial Spotlight interview 1 p.m. Tuesday on lohud.com. Participating: Rick Rakow, board chair; Katy Coppinger, senior director of development; and Toby Pidgeon, director of operations. The eight food banks serving New York… Read More →
The 25 best political cartoons of the week from across Gannett, parent company of The Journal News and LoHud.com, take on the sequester, the pope, guns, gas prices and immigration. More opinion from LoHud.com.
Cast your vote in our Editorial Board survey: $1.2 trillion in automatic budget cuts commence March 1 unless the White House and Congress reach a deal. What should they do?
Watch a replay of today’s Editorial Spotlight discussion with state Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, D-Yonkers, and Family Planning Advocates of New York State President and CEO M. Tracey Brooks on the proposed Reproductive Health Act. Stewart-Cousins is the bill’s sponsor.
In an Editorial Spotlight interview at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, state Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, D-Yonkers, and Family Planning Advocates of New York State President and CEO M. Tracey Brooks will discuss the proposed Reproductive Health Act. To watch, go to www.lohud.com/editorialspotlight; to submit a question or comment during the live session,… Read More →
Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino announced Wednesday an anti-violence project that unites mental health experts, schools and nonprofits. The project is his response to the Dec. 14 school shooting that left 20 first-graders and six educators, in addition to the shooter and his mother, dead in Newtown, Conn. Astorino and… Read More →
Cast your vote in our Editorial Board survey: Now that the military is lifting its ban against women serving in combat roles, should women 18 and older have to register for Selective Service, as men must?
State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, leader of the Senate Democrats, discusses the proposed Reproductive Health Act in an Editorial Spotlight interview at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. To watch, go to www.lohud.com/editorialspotlight; to submit a question or comment during the live session, engage the “CoverItLive” blogging feature; and to make a comment in… Read More →