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Immigrants in the U.S, both documented and undocumented, often face a number of challenges after they arrive from their homelands, and many of those problems need a lawyer. The Albany Law School has announced that beginning in the fall semester, students will be involved in a new immigration law clinic. Associate professor of law Sarah Rogerson is the director of the clinic.

The New York State Legislature returns for the second half of the legislative session, once again under a cloud of corruption, and with numerous unsettled issues.

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From unseasonably cold winters to dangerous summer floods, New York has faced severe weather year-round recently. On Thursday, a statewide public forum is planned to assess and address severe weather issues. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with some of the organizers.

Top lawmakers and several business leaders from around New York state will join Gov. Andrew Cuomo's trade mission to Cuba.

New York environmental officials will announce several conservation grants in conjunction with Earth Day observances this week.


Authorities say New York is seeing a spike in hospital visits related to synthetic marijuana, and officials are warning that the substances are dangerous and illegal.

New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has assembled a small group of Democratic lawmakers to study ways to make state government more transparent. The Bronx Democrat announced the appointments to the 12-member panel Friday.

Heastie says the panel, led by  Assembly members J. Gary Pretlow of Mount Vernon and Brian Kavanagh of Manhattan, will recommend changes to encourage more openness and public participation in the legislative process, while looking for ways to better harness technology, including improvements to the Assembly's website.

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Officials Thursday marked the first North American Meetings Industry Day by highlighting success at the Saratoga Springs City Center.


 Is he or isn't he?

Conflicting reports appeared this week concerning New York State Assemblyman Pete Lopez making a run for Congressman Chris Gibson's seat come 2016.



Thirteen horses were removed from a Saratoga County farm after their owner was convicted of animal cruelty charges last month.