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(Airs 7/31/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: two more state lawmakers have been ousted by corruption convictions, what does this mean for ethics reform efforts? Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on current infrastructure projects, and we'll take a look at the continued fallout from the prison escape that captivated the region.

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Police are investigating a deadly shooting Friday afternoon in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. 

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The New York Department of Health today named the five companies granted licenses to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana across the state. As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, several have strong ties to our region.

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New York's Senior U.S. Senator is raising concern about threats to upstate power grids, bank databases and telecommunications network systems.

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, July 31, 2015.

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  Today we’re going to explore the world of hard ciders with three regional distillers. From the tart and tangy, to the sweet and crisp, this refreshing effervescent beverage is the perfect way to whet your whistle on a hot summer’s day. Jason Grizzanti is co-owner and Master Distiller of Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery located in Warwick, NY. Casey Vitti is co-founder and cellar master at Awestruck Ciders in Walton, NY.

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A rally is scheduled for tonight in Schenectady’s Hamilton Hill neighborhood after the latest fatal shooting there.

Rogovoy Report for July 31, 2015

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It’s a weekend full of new music, old music, folk music, country music, Broadway, opera, and more in our region. Here are just a few highlights.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, July 31, 2015.

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A young entrepreneur hopes to transform a vacant amusement park in the Southern Adirondacks into a performing arts destination —   but he faces a testy political climate.

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