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Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo in amending her plan for a county ethics office. Last month Dinolfo introduced legislation to establish an office of public integrity to examine county operations and review government functions. It would have the authority to report to law enforcement.

Critics say the office is too closely tied to government, and lacks the ability to be independent. The legislation specifies that the director will be appointed by the County Executive, after approval from the County Legislators.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued executive orders to stop therapists from providing so-called "gay conversion therapy" for New York minors. 

Gay rights groups are applauding the move, but others say barring the treatment limits options and undermines individuals’ religious liberty. 

Conversion therapy claims to reverse some people's same-sex attraction, but Scott Fearing, executive director of the Gay Alliance in Rochester, says mental health professionals have long known that one cannot change their sexual orientation.

(AP) A new poll shows Hillary Clinton favored by registered New York Democrats while Donald Trump leads among Republicans voters in the state. 

The Siena poll has Clinton beating Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders 55 percent to 34 percent if the primary were held now. 

In a Republican primary, the poll shows 34 percent would vote for Trump. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz both were the choice of 16 percent of the voters. 

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  Nurses in New York want state lawmakers to set minimum staffing requirements to address what they say is a significant understaffing problem at hospitals around New York state, a problem they say puts patients at risk. 

The nurses will kick off the effort to pass the legislation on Tuesday at the state Capitol. 

They note that nurses have filed thousands of formal protests alleging understaffing at hospitals around the state. 


The WXXI News staff checks newspapers and websites to help keep tabs on what's happening in communities across New York state.


More women are adding terms like “coder” and “game developer” to their résumés, but the industry still has a long way to go to reach gender parity.

Last year, women made up 22 per cent of the game developer workforce, double the 11.5 per cent of females in the field in 2009, according to a recent study by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA).

But for women like Elizabeth Canas, the road to a career in technology was less traveled when she was growing up.

“I didn’t even know what technology was!” says Canas.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's flirtation with professional football lasted for three decades.

He never ended up with an NFL franchise despite repeated demonstrations of interest.

And he says that's probably for the best.

Had his 2014 bid for the Buffalo Bills had worked out, he probably wouldn't be running for president now.

He tells The Associated Press: "If I bought that team, I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing."

A Monroe County Legislator who represents the area where the State Street shooting happened on Sunday is calling for action by local lawmakers.  

29th District Legislator Ernest Flagler-Mitchell had already planned to renew his push for a bill that  would require gun owners to keep their weapons in safes or use trigger locks. But now he has additional motivation after the shooting that killed one person and injured seven others on Sunday.


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Greece Police are investigating a drowning that took the life of a 72 year old woman. They say that on Sunday morning their office initially got a 911 call for a missing persons report.

But the investigation revealed that the missing person, a Greece woman, apparently fell into the water in Lake Ontario near her property on Ontario Blvd.

The woman's body was located and removed from the water by the Coast Guard within a couple hours of her disappearance. Police say it appears to be an accidental drowning and there is nothing suspicious  about the incident at this time.