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6:10 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Astorino Gains From Ethics Commission Controversy

Credit Office of the Westchester County Executive

  The little known and underfunded Republican challenger for Governor in New York has been getting a boost from incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo’s troubles over alleged interference in an ethics panel. Rob Astorino has been doing his best to keep the controversy, first reported in an in-depth story in the New York Times, alive.

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New York News
5:08 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Long Lines Greet Hillary Clinton In Saratoga Springs

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

More than a thousand supporters and a few protesters greeted former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who signed copies of her memoir Hard Choices at Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs.

The line outside stretched down Broadway and around the corner. More than 1,000 gathered in the Spa City to greet the former Secretary of State and Democratic U.S. Senator.

Deb Fasser was standing near the back of the line with her daughter.

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New York News
4:47 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Authorities Say Soldiers Get $92M In Debt Relief

Credit Post University in Connecticut

New York and 12 other states have settled an investigation into improper lending with a court agreement to shut down the company and expected to provide $92 million in debt relief for 17,800 U.S. military personnel.

New York's Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says deceptive practices by Rome Finance Co. based in California and Georgia included failing to accurately disclose charges and interest rates and helping retailers inflate prices, with repayments taken from soldiers' paychecks.

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New York News
4:33 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Survey Supports Upstate Casino Development

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Public perception of casinos among upstate New Yorkers continues to evolve. While new gaming halls will be built, people have become more aware of the long-term positives and negatives they'll bring to surrounding areas. 

A Time Warner Cable News/Siena College Poll out Monday finds a majority of those polled favor building a Capitol Region casino.

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New England News
4:10 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Massachusetts Lawmakers Eye $40M In Statehouse Repairs

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Massachusetts lawmakers are hoping to spend as much as $40 million to upgrade the House and Senate chambers at the Statehouse.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, July 29, 2014. 

WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

The Book Show #1358 - Peter Biskind

    For years, there were rumors that filmmaker Henry Jaglom had taped hours of his conversations with Orson Welles but that the tapes had been lost. They weren't.

Now the transcripts have been released in a new book, edited and introduced by Peter Biskind. The new book is My Lunches with Orson: Conversations between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles.

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New England News
1:20 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Mohegan Sun Ends Lease In Palmer Where Casino Plans Failed

An artist's rendering of the casino Mohegan Sun proposed to build on a hillside in Palmer. Voters rejected the project on Nov. 5,2013
Credit Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority

Six years after Mohegan Sun planted its flag in Palmer with the idea of building a western Massachusetts resort casino, the Connecticut-based company is leaving the rural town and giving up control of a 152-acre site.

Mohegan Sun is terminating a 99-year lease on the former casino site -– a wooded hillside just off the MassPike — and giving up pursuit of a non-casino development there.  Town officials and the landowner, Northeast Reality, were notified Monday.

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Capital Region News
12:37 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Update: Albany 'Red Light Cameras'

A typical red light camera installation.
Credit wikipedia

Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy, a Democrat from Albany, introduced legislation back in the spring that would authorize the city to engage in a five-year demonstration program deploying automatic red light ticketing cameras at up to 20 intersections. City Police Chief Steve Krokoff and Mayor Kathy Sheehan signed on to the idea.

The city council voted 10-5 to pass a resolution in support of exploring the program.

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New York News
12:33 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Gambling Expert, 'The Luck Business' Author To Speak On Rensselaer County Project

Robert Goodman, professor emeritus at Hampshire College, is set to speak at the community gospel church in Rensselaer against the building of a casino.Credit masslive.comEdit | Remove

Opponents of a plan to build a casino in the Rensselaer County community of East Greenbush are sponsoring a speech tonight by a gambling expert, who says there are hidden costs to casinos.

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