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5:38 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Sports Report: 49ers DE Ray McDonald Released; Mumps In The NHL

NBA:

In the NBA, Boston beat Orlando 109-92, Toronto defeated Brooklyn 105-89, Atlanta bested Cleveland 127-98, Phoenix topped Charlotte 111-106, Dallas won against Detroit 117-106, Memphis squeaked by San Antonio in triple overtime 117-116, Portland bested Milwaukee 104-97, Houston beat Denver in overtime 115-111, and it was the Clippers over Indiana 102-100.

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New England News
8:22 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Conn. Using Technological Savvy For Healthcare Enrollment

The Access Health CT mobile application was unveiled in June.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Connecticut’s online healthcare marketplace continues to tout its success in rolling out the Affordable Care Act. It’s using technological savvy to reach its current goal of enrolling 70,000 people in ACA recognized private or government funded plans.

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Hudson Valley News
7:02 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Sullivan Wins Casino Bid For The Catskills/Hudson Valley

Credit Empire Resorts/Montreign Resort Casino

Wednesday’s announcement by the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board that it is recommending only one casino license for the mid-Hudson Valley/Catskills region means eight proposals are going home empty-handed. Sullivan County casino supporters are cheering, but there’s disappointment in Ulster and Orange Counties.

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New England News
6:28 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

UMass President Leaving For Post In Maryland

Robert Caret
Credit wikipedia.org

University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret is leaving to become the chancellor of the University System of Maryland.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Fracking Banned In New York

Credit Capital District Against Fracking

  Environmentalists are celebrating after Governor Andrew Cuomo says there will be no hydrofracking in New York for now, citing inconclusive scientific evidence on the health effects of the gas drilling process.

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New York News
5:20 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Racino Says It Will Remain Community Partner In Spa City

Wednesday's announcement of New York’s casino license site recommendations means one company has seen two proposals scrapped over the past year. But it says it will continue to work as a community partner.

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New England News
5:07 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

This American Life's Ira Glass Coming To Jacob's Pillow

Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host comes to Jacob's Pillow June 13 and 14.
Credit David Bazemore

Coming off a record breaking season with more than $2 million in ticket sales, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival has unveiled the performers who will take to its stages in 2015. For public radio listeners, things will sound off with a familiar voice telling you to stay “stay with us.”

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New York News
4:56 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

New York Board Reveals Winning Proposals for Casino Resorts

Credit WAMC composite image by Dave Lucas

Word today that Schenectady has won the Capital Region casino race also means proposals for East Greenbush, Rensselaer and Howe’s Caverns are off the table. The decision ends an often bitterly contested, months-long campaign.

The long-awaited announcement from the state’s Gaming Facility Location Board came shortly after the board convened Wednesday afternoon in Albany.   "In the Capital Region, this board recommends Rivers Casino and Resort" applause;cheers

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Commentary & Opinion
3:51 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Keith Strudler: The Los Angeles Market For Professional Football

Los Angeles has a lot. It's got movie stars and great weather and Disney and beaches and enough night clubs to entertain the Kardashians. But what they don't have is an NFL franchise. They used to. In fact, they had two, assuming we count the LA metro area, which includes Anneheim, the former home of the then Los Angeles and now St. Louis Rams. At some concurrent moments, the Raiders called the Los Angeles Coloseum home, before they returned to Oakland. But since 1995, the city of angels has been home to exactly one less NFL team than Jacksonville, Charlotte, New Orleans, and Buffalo, respectively, cities that collectively don't approach LA's populace.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, December 17, 2014.

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