Capital Region News

Capital District News
3:32 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

HUD Deputy Secretary Joins Capital Region Mayors In Housing Roundtable

Local Mayors flank HUD officials at the College of St. Rose in Albany NY
Dave Lucas WAMC

An Obama administration official was in upstate New York to join the mayors of three Albany-area cities at a roundtable discussion on helping distressed homeowners. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was there and files this report.

Statistics show home sales gingerly improving nationwide - but government leaders believe too many families in upstate New York and across the country are unable to take advantage of interest rates that are at their lowest levels since the 30-year mortgage was created. They want change.

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Capital District News
7:29 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Morning Headlines with Judy Patrick

Judy Patrick

WAMC's David Guistina gets the morning headlines from Judy Patrick, editor of the Daily Gazette.

Capital District News
7:08 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Morning headlines with Mike Spain of the Albany Times Union

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina gets the morning headlines from Mike Spain, associate editor of the Albany Times Union.

Capital District News
7:03 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Soares Wins Albany District Attorney Primary

Soares wins primary for Albany DA
Dave Lucas WAMC

The primary showdown for Albany County District Attorney went to incumbent DA David Soares. 

Thursday’s primary voting marked the conclusion of a bitter campaign for the Democratic nomination for Albany County District Attorney. 

The battle raged on in mainstream media and thru blogs and social networks, where there was intense debate and quite a bit of old-fashioned mudlslinging.

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Capital District News
1:00 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Democratic District Attorney Primary Ends Hard Fight

Lee Kindlon

Today’s primary voting marks the conclusion of a bitter campaign for the Democratic nomination for Albany County District Attorney. 

Incumbent David Soares is seeking a third four-year term against attorney Lee Kindlon, an ex-Marine prosecutor who works in his family’s high-profile Capital District firm and blames Soares for Albany County’s high crime rate.

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Capital District News
12:25 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Andrew Beam - The Troy Record

Among the many races to be decided by primary elections tomorrow in New York, a very contentious contest for the Republican nomination in  the 43rd State Senate District , and a more issues-driven campaign for the Democratic nomination for the 107th Assembly District. The candidates in the 43rd, incumbent senator Roy Mc-Donald and challenger Kathy Marchione met for a debate last night and the charges and counter-charges flew.  Andrew Beam of the Troy Record was there. He spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.

Capital District News
2:00 am
Wed September 12, 2012

NY DAR members aid 2 upstate cemetery projects

New York members of the Daughters of the American Revolution have helped a pair of historic Albany-area cemeteries with public displays dedicated to two prominent local residents from the region's past. More from WAMC’s Dave Lucas

Local DAR members raised funds for new roadside signs, memorial benches and other upgrades to the grave of Samuel Wilson, who's buried in Troy's Oakwood Cemetery.

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Capital District News
7:03 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Morning headlines with Mike Spain of the Albany Times Union

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina discusses the region's 9/11 remembrance plans and Northway traffic with Mike Spain, associate editor of the Albany Times Union.

Capital District News, New York News
4:36 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Albany Prosecutor's Office to Investigate Assemblyman Vito Lopez

Albany County District Attorney David Soares

A person familiar with the probe tells The Associated Press the Albany County district attorney is now joining a special prosecutor who is investigating a sexual harassment case in the Assembly. WAMC’s Dave Lucas reports…

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the addition of DA David Soares' office to the effort led by Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan hasn't yet been announced.

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Capital District News
12:20 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Andrew Beam - The Troy Record

The candidates in an often contentious campaign for the Democratic primary in New York’s 44th State Senate District met in a debate last evening at Russell Sage College in Troy. The campaign between incumbent Neil Breslin and challenger Shawn Morse has been marked with accusations of private investigators and arrest records with character an issue. Andrew Beam, who covered the debate for the Troy Record says while issues were discussed so was the character of the candidates. He spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.

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