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Richard Yeh

Producer, WNYC News

Richard Yeh appears in the following:

Bloomberg: Debt Ceiling Standoff Is 'Damaging Our Economy'

Monday, July 25, 2011

WNYC

For the second time this month, Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a press conference to offer sober warnings on the political gridlock over the national debt ceiling.

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Minimum Wage May Again Be a Focus in 2012

Sunday, July 24, 2011

WNYC

The federal minimum wage was last increased two years ago Sunday, and advocates for low-wage workers are renewing their push for another increase as the presidential campaign heats up.

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City to Hold Lottery for First Day of Same-Sex Weddings

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

New York City will hold a lottery for couples who want to get married on Sunday — the first day same-sex marriage will be legal, the mayor said Tuesday.

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Spike in Number of City's Same-Sex Couples

Friday, July 15, 2011

Same-sex marriage will soon be legal in New York — but more same-sex couples in New York City are already declaring their partnership with the Census Bureau.

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City Launches Website to Turn Ideas Into Action

Thursday, July 07, 2011

WNYC

The city announced the launch of a website aimed at collecting ideas for improving the city and connecting New Yorkers with their communities on Thursday.

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Mayor Defends Walmart's $5M Donation to Create Summer Jobs

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

WNYC

Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended Walmart against criticism that the big box store's $5 million donation to help create jobs was more of a PR ploy than a philanthropic gesture.

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Debate Over National Debt Limit: Is a "Balanced Approach" Possible?

Monday, July 04, 2011

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, joins Yasmeen Khan to discuss U.S. lawmakers' continuing efforts to reach an agreement on the debt limit. Senators are off today, but they're forgoing the rest of their July 4th recess to get back to work tomorrow.

Legislature Poised to Hike Tuition at SUNY, CUNY

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

WNYC

Legislative leaders in Albany said Wednesday they were nearing final agreements on tuition increases at New York's universities expected to pass legislation late Wednesday or Thursday.

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With Budget Deadline Looming, Advocates Keep Pressure on Mayor

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

WNYC

With the June 30 budget deadline looming, more than 100 advocacy group members gathered on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday to urge Mayor Michael Bloomberg to scale back cuts they say would devastate the city's social safety net.

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Council Mulls Hydropower Within City's Water Infrastructure

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

WNYC

Mention hydropower and images of massive dams and turbines come to mind. But some local lawmakers are taking aim at a smaller and less visible scale: inside the city’s infrastructure for water supply and wastewater treatment.

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Council Passes Bill Requiring More Transparency in City Government

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

WNYC

The public will soon be able to learn more about decisions made by city government under legislation passed by the City Council Tuesday.

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Rangel on Weiner: "Of Course He Can Be Effective"

Friday, June 10, 2011

WNYC

Some words of encouragement for embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner from a fellow New York Democrat who's no stranger to controversy. Representative Charles Rangel said Friday that Weiner can still be an effective lawmaker but “only if the press gets off his back.”

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Free Wi-Fi Coming to City Parks

Thursday, June 09, 2011

WNYC

AT&T said Thursday that it will provide free wireless internet at 20 parks around New York City for the next five years.

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Students Rally to Restore Your Program Funding

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Chanting "Yes for Youth" in the midday blistering sun, advocates with the group the NYC Youth Alliance and members of the City Council held a rally on the steps of City Hall today to urge Mayor Bloomberg and the City Council to restore more than $50 million for after school and summer youth programs. Without this funding, up to 50,000 young New Yorkers from working class families would lose access to programs such as Out-of-School Time, Beacon community centers, summer jobs, and runaway and homeless youth, said organizer Anthony Ng.

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City to Step Up Inspections on Illegally Divided Buildings

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

WNYC

City officials are trying a new approach to building inspections following recent deadly fires in illegally subdivided buildings — including a deadly Bronx blaze that killed a 12-year-old boy and his parents in April.

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Look | Makeshift Tent City Sprouts in Chelsea

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The group Real Rent Reform set up a make-shift tent city they dubbed "Cuomoville" outside a Chelsea church on Tuesday to pressure the governor and state to pass stronger rent regulation laws before the current laws expire on June 15.

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IBO Paints a Slightly Rosier Picture for City Budget

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

WNYC

The nonpartisan Independent Budget Office is predicting slightly better news for the city than Mayor Michael Bloomberg laid out in his revised spending plan earlier this month.

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Like NYC.GOV? City Hopes You'll Like It Better on Facebook

Monday, May 16, 2011

WNYC

City officials are hoping to partner with social media companies like Facebook and Foursquare to improve the city’s engagement with New Yorkers on the Internet.

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City Hopes to Gain in Census Challenge

Monday, May 09, 2011

WNYC

City officials are still scratching their heads to figure out why the 2010 Census only counted 8.175 million residents in New York — about a quarter million people below the city's own estimates — as they prepare a formal challenge in the next two months.

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Hoping to Rid Chinatown of Counterfeit Goods, Council Member Faces an Uphill Climb

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Council member Margaret Chin has introduced a bill to make the buying of a counterfeit trademark a misdemeanor, punishable with fines of up to $1,000 dollars plus up to one year in jail. Chin is the first Asian-American to represent Manhattan’s Chinatown, and said she's speaking up for her constituents fed up by the unsavory activities brought by the trade.

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