New York News

A delegation of Capital Region lawmakers has delivered a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo urging that the New York Racing Association, the organization that oversees thoroughbred racing in the state,  be transitioned back to a private, non-profit racing entity.

A New York state senator has been convicted on federal charges he sought to sabotage an investigation targeting him for embezzlement.

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Friday was opening day at Saratoga Race Course. The world’s best horses, trainers and jockeys are back in town for the track’s summer meet. A day at the races comes with its own traditions and customs. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard visited the Spa before the crowds gathered.

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While summer is typically a slower time for the Glens Falls Civic Center, arena leaders are keeping busy with a new fundraising campaign, a new general manager, and a new hockey team.

EPA

Communities along the Hudson held a candlelight vigil last night to pressure General Electric and Governor Andrew Cuomo to clean up additional PCBs from the river.

New York State Assembly

Authorities say eight people, including a state politician, have been arrested at a Manhattan demonstration against the proposed U.S. deal with Iran.

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New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is raising concerns over Congressional appropriations committees’ plans to cut funding to an agricultural research fund as the avian flu spreads and the price of eggs rises.

Minimum Wage Hike Raises Larger Question

Jul 23, 2015
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

While supporters are declaring victory over New York’s new higher minimum wage for fast food workers, the action, by a state wage board, highlights a larger question: why are so many in the state dependent for their livelihoods on what are essentially entry level workforce jobs?

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Schools do many things to help stop youth violence, but administrations say they can't do it alone. In the fourth part of our series 'Crime in our Communities,' we visit a youth boxing club in Schenectady that is working with the city school district to keep kids in the ring and off the streets.

Rush Street Gaming

The Rivers Casino project will move ahead with its current design after the city of Schenectady gave approval Wednesday night, though one controversial aspect remains a sticking point.

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