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The entrance to Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs has just as much character as the club itself. It’s easy to walk by the door on Phila Street. Go up the creaky wooden steps, and you’re in the same room where Bob Dylan and Sawyer Fredericks both cut their teeth.

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New York's largest teachers union is suing the state over changes to the teacher evaluation law.

The state capitol in Albany.
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New York's ethics commission says certain activities by media consultants constitute lobbying under state law and should be reported.

Former mixed martial arts champion Chris Weidman wants his title back and wants to fight in New York, where the sport is banned.

Tensions between upstate senators and the mayor of New York City were highlighted during a budget hearing on aid to local governments in Albany, when lawmakers questioned the mayor for over five hours.

Karen DeWitt

Ex-New York state Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his son are seeking a new trial six weeks after they were convicted of federal corruption charges. 

A citizen group consisting of some of the Syracuse area's most influential people is making a push to merge the city's operations with those of Onondaga County.

Lt. Gov Kathy Hochul
Karen DeWitt

It has been more than 40 years since the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing a women’s right to choose an abortion, but advocates say New York lawmakers have yet to translate the provisions of the landmark Supreme Court decision into law in the state.

Democrat Zephyr Teachout today announced she is running for the New York Congressional seat currently held by Republican Chris Gibson, who is not seeking a fourth term. WAMC’s Allison Dunne has more.


New York's Department of Health is sponsoring research on the use of a pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis drug to treat children with severe epilepsy.