New York's climate future, medical debts paid off, homes promised but not built, teen activists, a return after almost seven decades

Climate change and New York
Among the potential climate-related changes facing New York State as described in the new National Climate Assessment: warmer winters, heavier rainstorms, and the continued spread of tick-borne diseases such as Lyme. [TU]

Earlier: Adapting for a more extreme future

AIDS
The number of new HIV diagnoses in New York State continues to drop, and the Cuomo administration is talking about ending the AIDS epidemic here by the end of 2020. [TU]

Schoharie limo crash investigation
Larry Rulison reports that records indicate the limo in the Schoharie crash had its insurance cancelled six times between January and September, and was reinstated the day before the crash. [TU]

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Funeral for teen killed on bike path
+ The funeral for Johni Dunia, the 17 year old fatally shot on the Mohawk-Hudson bike path in Cohoes, was Saturday morning and his family expressed sorrow that they had come to the United States seeking a refuge from violence only for the teen to die that way here. [Spectrum]
+ The man accused of killing Dunia pleaded not guilty on Friday. [TU]

Immigrants
Immigrants can file for fee waivers for visa processing because of income or because they were a victim of trafficking, but local immigrant attorneys say many of their clients are being denied the waivers. [TU]

Medical debt paid off
Talking with the two organizers of campaign to buy the medical debt of people around Upstate New York at pennies on the dollar and then forgive it. [TU]

Rensselaer County DA
Rensselaer County DA Joel Abelove -- whose term ends soon -- fired one of his top aides the Friday before Thanksgiving, prompting speculation about what why. [TU]

Home construction problems
Talking with a handful of families about the problems they've encountered with a home builder in Saratoga County. [TU]

Teen activists
Following up with the three teens who organized the Capital Region March for Our Lives rally. [TU]

Cable TV news
Chris Churchill: "After all, cable news seems less and less about providing accurate information and more and more about ginning up anger and outrage." [TU]

Crane Street
Sara Foss looks at the effort to makeover the Crane Street corridor in Schenectady's Mont Pleasant neighborhood. [Daily Gazette]

Capital CarShare
Capital CarShare says its expansion plans are being held back by high insurance costs and it's looking to the state legislature to open a way for cheaper coverage. [TU]

Schenectady Bike Rescue
A look inside the new Schenectady Bike Rescue space. [Daily Gazette]

Moreau Lake State Park
The state is adding 131 acres to Moreau Lake State Park, including an overlook of the Hudson River. [Daily Gazette]

Returned after 68 years
The remains of man killed while serving in the US Army during the Korean War were returned to his family after 68 years and buried in a cemetery in Schuylverville. [TU]

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