Lead Story Archive

A renewable energy company, is declaring bankruptcy after receiving federal funds from the same program that subsidized the failed solar firm Solyndra and funding from New York State.

Governor Cuomo says he's willing to wait to permit hydrofracking on some private lands in New York State, if it leads to a rational decision making process on what's become a highly emotional issue.

NPR created an unusual visual representation of our planet's growing population. Watch as global population explodes from 300 million to 7 billion.

The Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council has released the first draft of its strategic plan.

In 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama launched a national battle to fight the childhood obesity crisis in America, but Rochester had already been on the front lines for several years.

The University of Rochester announced plans to reach a comprehensive fundraising goal of $1.2 billion - the largest in school history.

The 2011 Voice of the Voter poll shows Republicans with leads in the races for Monroe County Executive and District Attorney and voters' continuing concerns about the economy.

This week on Need to Know Rochester, an election preview with a focus on the local races for Monroe County Executive, District Attorney and County Legislature.

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Daniel Robison explains that the research will go forward even though it appears New York State will not be using wind power along its portion of the Great Lakes anytime soon.

Reports of the death of former Libyan dictator Muammar Ghadafi began coming in Thursday morning as Libyan forces took over Sirte, the hometown of the ousted leader.

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Emma Jacobs looks to the north where most of New York's imported electricity comes from Canadian hydroelectric dams.

WXXI News Director Julie Philipp reports on the lengths one Finger Lakes winery will go to get their wines to a major market like New York City.

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports the executive board of the state worker union the Public Employees Federation has approved a revote on a contract with New York State, in an attempt to avoid 3500 layoffs.

The WXXI Innovation Trail's Zack Seward reports Kodak technology is coming to an IMAX theater near you in a new licensing deal.

The Great Lakes Week Conference in Detroit brought together the leading organizations and government official that deal with Great Lakes issues.