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6:10 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Cuomo's Opponents Up The Ante In Moreland Commission Criticisms

Credit Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s opponents in the November races are stepping up accusations over the ethics commission scandal, and citing sections of state law that they say might have been broken by the governor’s aides.

Lieutenant Governor candidate Tim Wu, who along with Zephyr Teachout is challenging Cuomo and Kathy Hochul in the state Democratic primary, teaches New York State criminal law at Columbia University.

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New England News
6:10 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

County's Democratic Party Without Headquarters As Election Day Inches Closer

In June 2013, then Congressman Ed Markey (center) is greeted by Congressman Richard Neal (left) and Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi (right) at the headquarters of Berkshire Brigades.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

With Election Day inching closer, Democrats living farthest from the state capital of Boston are without a party office. That could present a challenge for a group that has strengthened its roots over the past few years.

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New England News
5:50 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Veterans’ Bill Negotiated By Senator Sanders Passes Conference Committee

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders

House and Senate negotiators late Monday approved a compromise bill to spend about $17 billion to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. Vermont’s junior U.S. Senator was a key part of the negotiations.

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Capital Region News
4:49 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Albany: Call If You Detect 'Uncommon Scents'

Residents of downtown Albany living in the shadow of the Port and its infamous oil trains now have a way to report strong odors, which have become commonplace during the summer months.

Peter Iwanowicz, Chairman of County Executive Dan McCoy’s Expert Advisory Committee on Crude Oil Safety, says those living or working near oil transport facilities – rail terminals and siding areas near the Port of Albany can call the “Uncommon Scents” hotline to report nefarious odors. Dial 2-1-1.

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New England News
4:46 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

New Mass. Abortion Clinic Law Comes Weeks After Supreme Court Ruling

A painted line denotes the 35-foot buffer zone around the entrance to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Boston, MA
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Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill designed to tighten security around abortion clinics in Massachusetts.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, July 30, 2014. 

New England News
12:55 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

High-Speed Rail Project On Track In Western Mass.

Credit Sturmovik at en.wikipedia

A $73 million project to restore passenger rail service along the Connecticut River line in Massachusetts, dubbed the Knowledge Corridor, is on track to be finished by the end of this year. The rail infrastructure improvements bring the promise of speedier Amtrak service and the potential for commuter rail service.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Dana Roscoe, a transportation expert with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission.

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New York News
12:34 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Poll: 37% Likely to Frequent New NY 'Local' Casinos

Credit wikipedia

How likely are you to visit one of those new casinos when they open for business in New York?

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Pets & Vets : Dr. Ron Scharf : 7/30/14

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It's Pets & Vets on this edition of Vox Pop with Dr. Ron Scharf of the Animal Hospital of Niskayuna, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, July 30, 2014. 

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