The divide on fixing digital disparity

Albany and Washington both want to make broadband internet access affordable for low-income households. One opted for regulation, the other for subsidies. Both face questions.

A cloud remains over summer festivals

The COVID-19 pandemic caused widespread cancellations in 2020. This year, festival organizers are trying to navigate health safety rules as they stage in-person or hybrid events.

Has the region’s population declined?

New Census Bureau estimates show both Monroe County and the metro area losing residents in the last decade. But different numbers could emerge when 2020 Census data is released.

The bigotry Asian Americans face

Their roots lie a continent with nearly 50 diverse nations, but many have a common experience here: anti-Asian prejudice and hostility that can turn to violence.