Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order recognizing Juneteenth, which was Friday, June 19, as a holiday for state employees. Bianca Ellis, who has organized Watertown's Juneteenth celebration for years, appeared on 7 News at Noon on Friday to share her thoughts on the governor's move.
High-ranking current and retired defense officials have criticized President Trump's threats to order military forces to quell protests. We spoke with a retired lieutenant colonel about the military and its policies.
Every year 7 News holds a reception to celebrate our student all-stars in academics, athletics, arts and career-tech. However, because of the pandemic, we're doing something a little different this year.
Earlier this week the New York State Unified Court System began to allow the slight reopening of courts around the state. Local attorney Keith Caughlin of the law firm of Schwerzmann and Wise appeared on 7 News at Noon on Thursday to talk about it.
Governor Cuomo wants to reform education in New York. One of the most outspoken critics is Jasmine Gripper, executive director of the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education.