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New York State's food banks are asking state leaders for $16 million to address a worsening hunger problem.

Big changes are coming to Belmont Park when American Pharoah attempts to break a 37-year Triple Crown losing streak.

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  Food banks in New York state are urging state officials to increase funding for anti-hunger programs, saying that while donations are down the demand for food is up. 
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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer will lay a wreath at the Sgt. Henry Johnson Monument in Albany's Washington Park Sunday afternoon.

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The story of Matthew Shepard, a University of Wyoming student murdered in an act of hate in 1998, has become a rallying cry for advocates internationally against anti-LBGT violence.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its finalized Clean Water Rule on Wednesday, which it says will enhance stream and wetlands protection from pollution and degradation. As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, the decision comes after months of fierce debate.

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What should the future of one of the nation’s oldest sports venues be? Saratoga Springs area residents and racing fans got to weigh in on that question last night at public hearing on proposed changes to the historic Saratoga Race Course.

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Capital District Congressman Paul Tonko is introducing legislation to crack down on illegal doping in thoroughbred horse racing. 

Visiting Prison, Cuomo Presses To Raise The Age

May 28, 2015
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo visited a state prison Thursday to announce he’s hiring more guards, and to push for a change in how 16- and 17-year-olds are treated in the state prison system.

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Supporters joined the Democratic incumbent inside the Henry Street Taproom downtown. Joanne Yepsen, who began her first term as mayor in January 2014, is seeking another two-year term.