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New England News
8:30 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Vermont Panel Takes Testimony On Protecting Kids

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A special legislative committee seeking solutions to a child protection crisis in Vermont heard from a number of key players Wednesday, including the heads of the child welfare department, the state police, police chiefs and prosecutors.

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The Best of Our Knowledge
8:06 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1244

When you fill out a form for a loan or a job application and you get to the part about education, there’s that choice right between “college degree” and “high school diploma” that says “some college”. Apparently, a whole lot of people check that box…and one state is trying to get those people back on track to a degree. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we'll learn about a program called “Complete Florida”.

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Capital Region News
7:59 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Downtown Albany: Open For More Business

Vacant downtown Albany office buildings may soon be welcoming new tenants.

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WAMC News
6:30 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Progressive Iowa Democrats Organize Draft Bernie Campaign

Vermont’s junior U.S. Senator, Independent Bernie Sanders, has traveled to Iowa and New Hampshire, generating considerable buzz about a possible presidential campaign. On Tuesday evening, a group of progressive Democrats met in Iowa to form a “Draft Bernie Sanders for President” steering committee.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Cuomo Rivals Demand Response On Moreland Commission

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One of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’ s political opponents is calling on Governor Cuomo to hold an explanatory press conference, and  another is demanding that Cuomo to resign after an in depth account in The New York Times reports that the governor’s top staff repeatedly interfered in an ethics commission investigation. 

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New York News
5:56 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Gloversville Residents To Vote On Charter Change In November

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The Gloversville Common Council Tuesday approved a measure that would put the issue of charter change before voters this November.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, July 23, 2014. 

Capital Region News
3:16 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

County Official: Move Residents Out Of Harm's Way

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Albany County Executive Dan McCoy  wants people moved OUT of a neighborhood bordered by railroad tracks.

Ezra Prentice Homes consists of sixteen buildings and 179 units . Federalized in the mid 1980′s, the property sits right off I-787  and backs up to a railroad storage yard.    McCoy has been pro-active in the battle against those so-called “oil trains” that carry crude and often park on rails near the buildings. He says it's not a matter of if an oil spill will happen, but rather a matter of when.

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WAMC News
12:35 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

National Report Finds Increase In Firearm-Related Deaths Among Law Enforcement

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The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund recently released its mid-year report on officer deaths. The report shows 67 law enforcement officials in the United States have died in the line of duty since the start of 2014, a 31 percent increase from the same period last year. There were 25 firearm-related fatalities, five of which resulted from ambush scenarios.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Gillibrand Urges EPA To Ban Microplastics

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New York Senator Kristen Gillibrand is urging federal regulators to ban microplastics, a move that state environmental advocates are hoping can move legislation forward in Albany. 

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