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Between 2009 and 2011, more than ten thousand lottery tickets sold in New York yielded prizes of at least five thousand dollars. They ranged in value from hundreds of $5,000 Quick Draw winners to a Mega-Millions winner who claimed $312 million....

The New York State Education Department Wednesday released the 2013 test scores for students in grades three to eight for English language arts (ELA) and math. The tests students took in the 2012-13 school year were based on a new, more...

At an average gross salary of $112,000, State Police officers constitute the highest paid department in the executive branch -- and are eclipsed only by judges in state government. The average includes all ranks; troopers alone made an average...

Education in New York is a complicated topic. Use this tool to see how some of the key issues – Common Core standards, charter schools, high-stakes testing, Pearson, teacher evalations, state funding, poverty and opting out – relate to one...

Just 27 school districts have indicated preliminary plans to try to override the property-tax cap in their May budget votes, state records show. That’s slightly more than the 19 schools that overrode the cap last year, but still a small...

Population growth in New York was mainly downstate over the past five years, according to 2014 projections released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Forty upstate counties had population declines between 2010 and 2014, including in the Southern Tier,...

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida has released its study of graduation rates and academic progress rates for Division I teams that have been selected for the men's and women;s brackets of the...

In 1996, retired Kodak engineer Roland Zavada was one of several experts asked to review the photographic evidence relating to the assassination of President Kennedy. His full report. including some appendices, is available below. His work was...

A proposal to re-develop the largely vacant Irondequoit Mall has stalled, and the relationship between developer Scott Congel and local municipalities has grown increasingly contentious. Visit DemocratandChronicle.com for continuing coverage.<...

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The New York State Department of Transportation oversees more than 17,000 bridges across the state. It is responsible for making sure all the highway bridges in the state are inspected following state and federal mandates. NYSDOT inspects its...

Crime outside New York City is continuing its downward trend, with crime down 8 percent from January through May compared to the same period in 2010. Crime statewide has dropped steadily over the past 10 years.
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Four of the schools in the SUNY system have athletic programs competing in Division-I athletics. The database below shows an itemized accounting of more than $12 million those schools spent on travel expenses using state issued credit cards....

More than three thousand hate crimes were reported in New York state between 2008 and 2012. The table below shows the number of Hate Crimes incidents reported in each county by individual reporting agencies. Only those agencies that reported...

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