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Protesters with the New York State Poor People's Campaign marched to the capitol, blocked entrances and snarled traffic Monday.

An Albany police officer signals Mayor Kathy Sheehan it's time to ride down Clinton Avenue on Bike To Work Day 2018.
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It's become a rite of spring in New York's Capital City:  "Bike To Work Day."

Activists representing various groups including Capital Area Against Mass Incarceration demonstrated against a speech by former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke
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Activists rallied Wednesday outside the Albany Capital Center, protesting a controversial former sheriff's appearance there.

The finalists are Sawyer Cresap, Xavia Francis and Elizabeth Stenard of Albany, Natalie Joseph of Guilderland and Katherine Donnelly of Latham.
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Mayor Kathy Sheehan introduced the five finalists for Albany Tulip Queen at Washington Park Wednesday.

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Albany-area officials gathered today to mark Arbor Day near the New York state capitol.

Protestors were joined by two students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Adam Alhanti and John Barnitt.
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Thousands of students across the country participated in another school walkout today — the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting.

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A search for a new chief to lead the city of Albany's police force is underway following three community meetings seeking citizen input.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associated Editor of The Times Union, about a complaint filed against Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan's election campaign.  The pair also discuss Robert Carville, a former tannery owner, who was indicted and faces up to $41 million in fines for storing hazardous waste at his abandoned factory in Gloversville, N.Y.

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Someday in the near future, your glass of New York cider could come from apples grown in Albany's Washington Park.

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The city of Albany will be taking community input as it looks to hire a new police chief.

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Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and her family recently returned from a volunteer trip to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, which is still recovering from Hurricane Maria.  The mayor tells WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas the trip is one she will never forget.

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For the second year in a row, the city of Albany is receiving Capital City Aid after enduring a period of uncertainty before the final state budget deal came together. It’s not the full amount Albany was seeking.

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Albany's St. Patrick’s Day Parade is tomorrow. The 68th annual march, touted as a "family-friendly event" will carry on a number of traditions.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan
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Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan is off to Puerto Rico for a week with her husband and son to assist in the hurricane recovery effort - WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas sat down with the mayor at city hall this afternoon to learn about the trip.

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The search is on for an Albany resident worthy of recognition for giving their time and talent to build a better city. 

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An open house to present the findings of the I-787/Hudson Waterfront Corridor Study will be held tonight in Albany. 

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Advocates say plans to create an elevated park connecting downtown Albany to the riverfront would alter the cityscape, giving an economic boost to three areas undergoing revitalization. 

Once again, the city of Albany's budget hangs on receiving $12.5 million from the state of New York. With five weeks before the state budget is due, the annual Albany nail-biter is in full swing.

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As spring draws near, the Albany Common Council will be evaluating capital funding requests from city departments.

"We always prepare for the worst and hope for the best." ~ Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan
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A blast of snow for some, a wintry mix for others. Officials across upstate New York are scrambling to meet the challenge of the latest storm.

Albany author William Kennedy was honored Wednesday at City Hall on the occasion of his 90th birthday.

ASO Music Director David Alan Miller says the programs Albany is bringing to D.C. April 11th are "incredibly exciting."
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The Albany Symphony Orchestra has been invited to Washington, D.C.to perform at the Kennedy Center for the first time in its history. 

Troy Deputy Mayor Monica Kurzejeski, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy at the TU Center (January 2018)
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Later this month, ice hockey rivals will meet at the Capital Region’s biggest venue for the sixth annual Mayor's Cup. This year women's teams will also take part.

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Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan delivered the State of The City Address Thursday night.

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The annual New York State Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday ceremony ends with the "Beloved Community March" from Albany’s Empire State Plaza to the King Monument in Lincoln Park. Contemporary politics dominated this year's march.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan address those gathered Monday for swearings-in at Albany City Hall.
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A new year brings new leadership in many area communities. Here's a roundup of the swearing-ins in the Capital Region and beyond...

Carolyn McLaughlin
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Although city voters kept Mayor Kathy Sheehan for a second term in November, Albany is losing a city hall fixture in the new year. Carolyn McLaughlin was elected to the Albany Common Council in 1997, representing the Second Ward. The Democrat most recently served as Common Council President, a city-wide office, capping a public service career that spans two decades. McLaughlin, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor, is being succeeded by Common Council President-elect Corey Ellis. McLaughlin sat down this week with WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas.

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The first phase of redevelopment is complete at a former public housing unit in Albany.

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Rejecting calls from fellow Democrats to resign, Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse received a standing ovation from supporters Tuesday night.

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If an ambitious project in the works to transform a section of Albany's New Scotland Avenue across the street from St. Peter's Hospital comes to fruition, it  would rival development that has sprung up farther down the avenue around Albany Medical Center.

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