Members of the transgender community of the Capital Region, their advocates, and allies will gather in Albany tonight to honor the memory of the many transgender people who have been victims of violence in the past year.
Today is the 16th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, a solemn tribute to people who have lost their lives to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event also raises awareness of the threat of discrimination and violence faced by the transgender community.
A bill that would support the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline passed in the U.S. House of Representatives this week failed to clear the Senate by one vote.
The controversial Keystone XL pipeline was passed just last week for the ninth time by the Republican-led House of Representatives. This week, before the Democrat-controlled lame duck Senate, the measure failed by a single vote, 59-41.
The pipeline would carry crude oil from Canada south through the United States to be refined and shipped overseas from the Gulf Coast.
Siena College has picked its 11th president. Brother Edward Coughlin, who prefers to be called "Brother Ed," has hit the hallowed Siena grounds just outside Albany running, and believes the timing is "just right."
In what has become a minor national political scandal, an economist’s controversial comments on the Affordable Care Act have cost him consulting fees. But he will complete his work on a financing plan for Vermont’s single-payer health care system.
Members of law enforcement, educators, health care, and treatment experts and others gathered at the Guilderland Town Library Tuesday evening for a panel discussion on heroin and opiate addiction. The panel was organized by Albany Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy.