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New York Wage Board

The three members of a state board meeting in Albany to consider minimum wage increases for New York's fast-food workers say salaries should rise, though they haven't immediately determined how high and when.

NYS Energy Plan

Renewable energy is taking center stage in New York, as the state forges ahead in its quest to develop and expand solar, wind and hydropower.

WAMC News

New York has formalized its ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for natural gas after a seven-year environmental and health review.

It was a dramatic end to a three-week manhunt Sunday when a police officer felled the remaining fugitive from the Clinton Correctional facility less than two miles from the Canadian border. As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, both fugitives are accounted for and no civilians or law enforcement officers were hurt.

nynow.org

The Fight For 15 campaign could see results today. The board considering a minimum wage increase for New York's fast-food workers has begun public deliberations on the issue.

Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo / Youtube

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has used his new powers to officiate weddings to marry a same-sex couple.

Matt Ryan

 Update: 6/28/15 11:28 p.m.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has sent a letter to Acting State Education Commissioner Dr. Elisabeth Berlin regarding the Department’s reported failure to protect transgender and gender non-conforming students from harassment and violence.

In his letter, Cuomo demands that the State Education Department take immediate steps to address failures as outlined by a recent report from the New York Civil Liberties Union.

Multiple media outlets are reporting that escaped murderer, David Sweat, has been shot and captured in northern New York.

Escaped murderer Richard Matt is dead. Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Malone, a village about 30 miles west of the prison and 50 miles west of Plattsburgh,  with law enforcement officers Friday night to describe the events that led to the death of the convict that escaped the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility three weeks ago.

Jon S., flickr

As local newspapers across the country are closing due to declining readership, rising costs, and a changing media landscape, two Capital Region publications are losing their longtime editors.

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