Native American culture is still prevalent in the U.S., but many argue it has also been abused and disrespected over the years. One issue that has generated a lot of public discussion is the use of Native American terms and imagery as sports team mascots on the professional and collegiate levels.
New York is currently studying the possibility of legalizing recreational use of marijuana as neighboring states, such as Massachusetts and Vermont, have already done so. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the study is examining the health, legal and economic effects of legalization in nearby states.
This week on the Buffalo Review (April 20), we covered a dispute between New York and the Seneca Nation, the possibility of legalizing marijuana, the Hyperloop One and drive-in movie theatres.
A proposed $1 fee on ride-hailing in upstate New York has failed to pass the state Assembly. Democrats in the Assembly had proposed the surcharge on Uber and Lyft rides in March, which they say would have generated $48 million in funds that could have been used to improve the state’s roads and bridges.
Net neutrality, the principle that all content on the web should be treated the same, has been one of the most controversial and most talked about issues in recent weeks. In 2015 the FCC, under President Obama, voted to prohibit internet service providers from prioritizing their content or slowing down the content of competitors.
President Donald Trump has been both criticized and touted for his willingness to break longstanding political tradition in the U.S. The president has continued to differentiate himself from those who previously held the office by being active on social media, especially Twitter.
NFL owners, league officials, including Commissioner Roger Goodell, and player representatives will reportedly resume their meetings in New York to discuss the ongoing player protests of kneeling during the national anthem.