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4:44 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

New York's Highest Court Begins New Year Down Two Judges

Gov. Cuomo's choice of judge is due in mid-January.

In January, New York’s highest court will have two fewer judges.  Only five of the seven slots will be filled, due to a mandatory retirement and delays by Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Senate over confirmation hearings.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Senator Schumer: Heroin 'Skyrocketing' In Capital Region

Senator Charles Schumer at the podium, Albany County Court House, December 1, 2015.
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in Albany today to lead the call for getting emergency anti-drug trafficking funding into the Capital Region.

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New York News
4:01 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

DiNapoli: Commission Should Decide Raise For Lawmakers

The New York State comptroller says a commission should be set up to evaluate whether New York lawmakers should get a salary increase next year.

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New York News
3:41 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Comptroller Warns: Don't Confuse Windfall With Surplus

The state comptroller says the $5 billion in extra money that New York is reaping from the bank settlements should not be viewed as a surplus, and should not be spent as though there will be more money coming in the future.

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New York News
7:07 am
Mon December 1, 2014

NY 3-Year Park Pass Price Cut Cyber-Monday

Credit New York State

New York's parks office has come up with a Cyber-Monday deal of its own -  the agency is cutting the price of its 3-year Empire Passport. 

The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, which oversees 180 parks, says the standard price is $165. For online shoppers, it's $130.

Valid from receipt through March 2018, the passport provides unlimited vehicle access to all state parks, nature centers, recreation areas, boat launch sites, arboretums and park preserves.

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New York News
1:22 pm
Sun November 30, 2014

Gov. Patrick Discusses Ferguson On "Meet The Press"

On news of police officer Darren Wilson’s resignation, outgoing Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick offered his thoughts on the racial tensions in Ferguson, Missouri.

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New York News
8:17 am
Sun November 30, 2014

Former NY Gov. Mario Cuomo Hospitalized

Credit By David Berkowitz, via Wikimedia Commons

Officials say New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, has been hospitalized.

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New York News
6:18 am
Sat November 29, 2014

Homeless Woman's Stun Gun Spurs 2nd Amendment Case

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The highest court in Massachusetts is being asked to decide whether a state law that prohibits private citizens from possessing stun guns infringes on their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

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New York News
6:15 am
Sat November 29, 2014

Saratoga Springs Museum Digitizing Records Of Harlem Hellfighters

A New York museum is digitizing the post-World War I personnel records of thousands of soldiers in a storied all-black regiment lauded by the French for its wartime exploits but essentially shunned by the U.S. military.

About a quarter of the approximately 10,000 personnel cards of the Harlem Hellfighters have been scanned and downloaded to databases posted on the New York Heritage and the New York State Military Museum websites. The regiment's formal name was New York National Guard's 369th Infantry Regiment.

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New York News
3:15 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Family Of Darryl Mount, Jr. Files Lawsuit Against Saratoga Springs

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

The family of Darryl Mount Jr., a man who died earlier this year from injuries sustained during a police foot chase in Saratoga Springs on Labor Day weekend 2013, has filed a lawsuit against the city.

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