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1:14 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

NY Health Insurance Exchange Ready For 2015 Enrollment

New York's health exchange is gearing up for its second year. Officials are optimistic about the open enrollment period that begins Saturday.

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New York News
12:43 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Tax Overhaul Would Shift $250,000 To Support Glens Falls Civic Center

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

A plan to use tax dollars to support the Glens Falls Civic Center is a topic of debate in Warren County.

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New York News
12:10 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Watchdog Groups Urge Prudence Over New York's Surplus

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reached major settlements with companies that have brought the state a financial windfall.

New York State will begin 2015 with the largest one-time windfall budget surplus since the end of World War II, due to settlements with major banks after the financial crisis. Fiscal watchdog groups are warning lawmakers not to go crazy with ideas for how to spend it.

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New York News
5:40 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Capital Region Company Gets EPA Grant To Develop New "Biopolymer" Technology

A Capital Region company has been awarded $300,000 as part of an EPA grant to support environmentally-focused small businesses.

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New York News
5:30 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Saratoga County Sheriff's Deputy Slapping Incident Raises Questions About Recording Police

An image from the video of Sgt. Shawn Glans
Credit youtube

A Saratoga County law enforcement officer caught on video in a confrontation with two local men is now facing criminal charges and has resigned. But what if no one had been filming? The viral video has raised questions about the need to document police.

The case of former Saratoga County Sheriff’s Deputy Sergeant Shawn Glans, who resigned after a video of a confrontation with two civilians drew national attention, has sparked conversation about how police are held accountable.

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New York News
4:49 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Advocates Call On Cuomo To Push Minimum Wage Hike

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Supporters of a higher minimum wage want New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to push the issue in a lame-duck legislative session before Republicans take control of the state Senate next year.

Proposals to boost the wage to $10.10 an hour and allow New York City to raise it even higher will face significant opposition next year following big GOP victories in last week's elections.

Cuomo has vowed to support a wage increase and liberal activists say a special session this fall may be his best opportunity to make good on the promise.

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New York News
4:32 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Hall Of Fame Digitizes Film Of 1934 Japan Tour

Baseball cap worn during the 1934 tour of Japan by the American club's back-up catcher, Moe Berg.
Credit Milo Stewart, Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library

Home movie footage shot during a tour of Japan by American baseball stars 80 years ago has been digitized by the Hall of Fame.

Officials at the baseball shrine in Cooperstown say future Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx and his wife, Helen, shot the film during a 12-city, 22-game tour in November and December 1934. Among the other future Hall of Famers on the tour were Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Connie Mack, and Moe Berg, a big-league catcher who served as an American spy during World War II.

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New York News
6:27 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

New Flood Gauges For New York Rivers

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Areas along the Hudson, Mohawk and Oswego rivers will soon have new tools to warn of possible floods.  U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has set aside nearly $1.5 million for the installation of stream gauges in 23 counties.

A trio of storms named Irene, Lee and Sandy, changed the way New York feels about climate change.

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New York News
6:20 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Thanks To Project Healing Waters, Vets Find Solace In Fly Fishing

Some veterans are coming together over fly fishing.
Credit David Chanatry

For many people, Veterans’ Day serves as a reminder that recovery from war is often a long and difficult process. Some veterans have found help in the simple acts of tying a fly and dropping a hook.

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Sports
5:50 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Giants Memorabilia Suit To Be Heard In State Court

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A sports memorabilia dealer who sued the New York Giants and quarterback Eli Manning for allegedly doctoring equipment to make it appear game-worn has scored a legal victory. A federal judge in Newark ruled Tuesday that Eric Inselberg can proceed with his lawsuit in state court.

The Giants had sought to have the case moved to federal court, claiming part of Inselberg's lawsuit involves federal patent issues.

Inselberg filed the lawsuit in January. He was among a group of memorabilia dealers accused of selling counterfeit jerseys following an FBI sting.

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