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

Credit Karen DeWitt

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

Credit City Of Gloversville

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

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Sports
3:52 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Keith Strudler: God, Football And Righteousness

If football is truly a religion, making an NFL roster is some kind of sainthood.  It is to fly amongst the angels, gods in pads and helmets.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

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

Credit Harvey Henkelmann/Wikimedia Commons

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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Commentary & Opinion
12:51 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Herbert London: Moral Equivalence In The Israeli War with Hamas?

The winds of moral equivalence in the Middle East are persistent. As the war between terrorists in Gaza and the Israeli government escalates, the media resists the idea of taking sides. CNN contends there are valid positions on both sides of the divide. Ethan Bonner, The New York Times correspondent contends the wall separating Gaza from Israel and Israel from the West Bank is the real impediment to peace.

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WAMC News
12:35 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

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

Credit Facebook: National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

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

Credit ..::Photo via AP | Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) (April 2009)::..

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

Progressive To Seek Democratic Support In Lieutenant Governor Campaign

Dean Corren
Credit Dean Corren for Vermont Lieutenant Governor/Facebook

The Progressive candidate for Vermont lieutenant governor plans to go before Vermont Democrats this weekend to ask for their support.

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