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WAMC News
7:51 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the upcoming speech from Benjamin Netanyahu, federal rules on email retention, and vaccinations.

WAMC News
7:13 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Morning Headlines With Mike Spain Of The Times Union

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about missing emails concerning information about the food truck, the "Wandering Dago" and ice problems in the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers.

Weather
7:00 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Sunshine this morning, then increasing clouds with light snow moving in during the afternoon.  Highs in the upper 20's.

Snow this evening, changing to sleet and some freezing rain from south to north late at night before tapering off to rain and snow showers by sunrise.  Evening lows in the mid to upper 20's then temperatures rise into the 30's late at night.

Total accumulation 1-3 inches south of I-90 with 2-4 inches north of I-90 and as much as 5 or 6 inches in the Adirondacks and Green Mountains.

Scattered rain and snow showers tomorrow, otherwise mostly cloudy and breezy.  Highs in the lower 40's.

Sports
6:17 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Sports Report: Harden Suspended One Game For Groin Kick

James Harden with the Oklahoma City Thunder before a trade to the Houston Rockets in October, 2012.
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NBA:

In the NBA, Toronto topped Philadelphia 114-103, Brooklyn bested Golden State 110-108, Miami won against Phoenix 115-98, the Clippers beat Minnesota 110-105, and it was Dallas over New Orleans 102-93.

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New England News
10:30 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Community Coping With Fewer Police Officers

Credit South Burlington Police Department

The police department in South Burlington, Vermont, is trying to cope with some vacancies.

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Hudson Valley News
9:59 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Lowey And Maloney Visit Chappaqua To Urge Passage Of Rail Bill

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

Two Hudson Valley Congress-members were in Westchester earlier today pushing passage of a passenger rail bill the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to consider this week, which includes legislation concerning rail crossing safety.

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New York News
7:55 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

NY Teachers Unions Criticize Charter Schools Over Rally

Karen Magee
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The New York State United Teachers union is criticizing charter schools for taking children out of the classroom to rally at the New York state Capitol later this week.

NYSUT wrote to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state education officials expressing concern about Success Academy Charter Schools' plans to bring some 8,000 students, parents and teachers to Albany for Wednesday's pro-charter rally. Cuomo has called for an increase in the number of authorized charter schools.

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New England News
7:50 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Parking Lots Closed In Advance Of MGM Casino Construction

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MGM took steps Monday to prepare to break ground later this month to build an $800 million casino in downtown Springfield.

 Several private parking lots that are in the footprint of the casino complex were closed permanently. Notices went out six weeks ago that hundreds of commuters would have to find new places to park downtown.  Chris Russell, executive director of the Springfield Business Improvement District, had representatives at the closed parking lots to help guide people who had not made other arrangements.  He said there was no parking “crunch.”

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New York News
7:45 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Colleges Pursue Graduate Program Merger

Union Graduate College President Laura Schweitzer and Clarkson President Tony Collins
Credit Clarkson University

Clarkson University in Potsdam and Union Graduate College in Schenectady will explore a merger of graduate programs.

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New England News
6:14 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Regional Approach Advocated For Problem Gambling

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With casino gambling expanding in the Northeast, a regional approach is being advocated for the issue of problem gambling.  A shared commitment to help problem gamblers was highlighted at a conference today in Springfield, Massachusetts, where a new casino is scheduled to open in two-and-a-half years.  

A regional approach to preventing gambling addiction,  and providing treatment and recovery services to people who become compulsive gamblers were endorsed by advocates for problem gambling services, casino operators, state lottery officials, and gaming industry regulators.

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