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Business owners and entrepreneurs in the Capital Region’s craft beverage, communications and hospitality industries have announced their support for the University at Albany’s plan to place a new engineering college in the heart of the city.

Burwell speaking at a UAlbany rally.
BLM Upstate NY

UPDATE

WAMC News has updated its original headline on this post, which said "two of three UAlbany students" would face a school disciplinary hearing.

While declining to address this specific case, UAlbany spokesperson Karl Luntta said "in general, for all students who are referred for student conduct hearings, a decision will be rendered whether the students appear or not."

Rensselaer County Executive Kathy Jimino is addressing several issues of concern tonight.

As infrastructure failures plague Troy, city leaders are working together to address the crisis.

A bronze statue of Albany's 73rd mayor Thomas Whalen III and his golden retriever Finn McCool in Tricentennial Park.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

With spring just around the corner, the current mayor of Albany is honoring one of her predecessors in office.

 A mixed crowd from millennials to baby boomers supported Bernie Sanders Saturday afternoon at Albany's Academy Park.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

New York’s primary day isn’t until April 19, relatively late in the campaign. But that’s not stopping some local activists from getting involved. On Saturday, a coalition of social and economic justice organizations rallied in downtown Albany to show support for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

11th ward councilman Judd Krasher led the call for a vote on a law that would effectively repeal the fee by requiring that it sunset at the end of the year.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The Albany Common Council Law Committee meets tonight to discuss repealing the new trash tax law. The public is invited.

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

The city of Troy is getting more federal funding to shore up its seawall.

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Albany County D.A.'s Office

Three UAlbany women involved in a CDTA bus attack in January were arraigned this morning in Albany Police Court.

Photo: (l-r) Asha Burwell, Ariel Agudio, Alexis Briggs
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It was a case that jumpstarted campus activism and conversations about race. But there was one problem: authorities say it wasn’t true. Now, three University at Albany students who claimed to be victims of a racial attack on a CDTA bus in January will be charged Monday with assault after authorities determined they attacked another passenger. 

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