Dave Lucas

Capital Region Bureau Chief

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief.  Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.

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Durham School Services

New York officials say an Illinois-based school bus company has returned nearly $292,000 in wages to underpaid employees across the upstate region.

Matt Ryan

New York state leaders have reached a deal to impose a new campus sexual assault policy on private colleges and universities. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the deal Tuesday after negotiating the details with Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Leader John Flanagan.

Jim Tedisco/NYS Assembly

With the search for two murderers who escaped from Clinton Correctional facility continuing for a second week, some New York state lawmakers are questioning some of the procedures and policies at the prison.

Assemblyman Jim Tedisco and many of his colleagues unveiled new legislation at the capitol in Albany Tuesday.  The “Prisoner Privileges Limitation Law” is crafted to help prevent incidents like what happened two weekends ago.

New York Wage Board

Hoping to capitalize on an issue receiving national attention, hundreds of fast-food workers rallied in Manhattan demanding a $15 minimum wage today before spilling into a state wage board meeting.

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With September primaries and November elections in their sights, elected officials are strategizing as they begin to encounter challengers.

City of Utica

  Utica's mayor says he'll run for another term. 

Morse For Mayor

Jun 12, 2015
Maura Siobhan

Shawn Morse, the chairman of the Albany County Legislature, is a candidate for Mayor of Cohoes - the nephew of soon-to-retire Mayor George Primeau recently spoke with WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas on his decision to run and what his plans for the Spindle City entail.

An Ulster County teaching artist has won a prestigious leadership award.

The call for a $15-an-hour minimum wage has been sweeping New York and the nation, but not everyone is on board.

A town hall meeting has been scheduled for Thursday evening to address Time Warner Cable’s dominance in the Capital Region.

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