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Students from a New York City high school who are petitioning legislators in the Big Apple to name a street after Norman Rockwell are visiting the famed artist’s museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts Thursday.

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About 5,000 people gathered in Burlington on Tuesday to hear Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders officially announce his campaign as a Democratic presidential candidate.  WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley takes us into the crowd.

Facebook: Eric Rudd For North Adams Mayor

A local artist, businessman and early supporter of North Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright is now challenging the Democrat’s bid for a fourth term this November.

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Connecticut has received a $150,000 grant to help it come up with a plan to reduce the number of people jailed while awaiting trial or serving short sentences. The grant is one of 20 awarded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to jurisdictions across the nation.

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In the final weeks of the legislative session, groups are lobbying for some of the major remaining issues still on the table, including the Mayor of New York and groups who want a property tax break for homeowners struggling to hold on to their houses. And both accuse Governor Andrew Cuomo of not taking an active enough role.

In an effort to stave off "wage theft," New York labor officials have proposed regulations on employers that pay workers with payroll debit cards to prevent them from either profiting or passing along expenses from using the cards. 
 

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Evening Forecast

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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

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Berkshire Health Systems is holding a series of insurance enrollment fairs for the roughly 12,000 people in western Massachusetts enrolled in Boston Medical Center’s HealthNet. The Medicaid Insurance provider ended coverage for BHS and its affiliated services May 15th.

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A New York City judge has heard arguments over the rights of two chimpanzees that advocates hope to free from a state university where they're kept.

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Crude oil spill response capabilities will be enhanced across New York State with a series of actions announced today by state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens.

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