Governor Cuomo’s Administration has released a report that it says shows the benefits of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next few years. Business groups charge the study is biased.

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Business and educational leaders met in Pittsfield Tuesday to detail available state-funded job training for an array of manufacturing fields.

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Additional testing has turned up even higher levels of radioactive tritium than what was reported last week at the Indian Point nuclear power plant. Plant officials stress there continues to be no risk to public health and safety.

Indian Point parent Entergy Wednesday released updated findings from groundwater tests at the Buchanan-based plant that confirm anticipated fluctuations in tritium levels. Jerry Nappi is spokesman for Entergy.


The spiritual leader of Roman Catholics in western Massachusetts offered a broad apology today to people wounded by the clergy sex abuse scandal, to those embittered by church closings, and to people who were alienated from the church over racial and cultural differences or sexual orientation.

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UConn President Susan Herbst is asking lawmakers to spare the school major budget cuts, warning that continued cutting could lead to the elimination of academic programs, sports and the closing of regional campuses.

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, February 10, 2016.

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Stockbridge’s police chief is leaving after two years on the job for a position in eastern Massachusetts.

On this edition of Vox Pop, we welcome renowned astronomer Bob Berman to the studio to field all of your Astronomy-related questions. One of the best-known and most widely-read astronomers in the world, Bob can translate complex scientific concepts into terms that are easily understood by the casual stargazer, yet meaningful to the most advanced researchers.

In November, voters narrowly rejected a $196 million plan for a major makeover and addition to Albany High School. A revote on a scaled-back version takes place Feb. 9.
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Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, a supporter of the $180 million Albany High School renovation project proposal, spoke with WAMC News on Wednesday, a day after the re-vote passed.

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There is a new member of the higher education community in the capital region. Clarkson University based in Potsdam, New York, is now in Schenectady. The Clarkson University Capital Region Campus at 80 Nott Terrace in Schenectady is the former Union Graduate College. Clarkson University President Dr. Tony Collins tells WAMC’s Brian Shields that the merger which took effect February 1st began to take shape just over one year ago.