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Foreign trade deals are a contentious issue at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Now New York’s Senior Senator, Chuck Schumer, is weighing in, saying he’s against the Trans Pacific Partnership proposal, known as the TPP.

  It’s supposed to be Hillary Clinton’s convention, but all of the focus Monday was on her primary challenger Bernie Sanders and his delegates, who continue to stew over a wikileaks release of DNC emails that showed favoritism to Clinton over Sanders.

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At the Crandall Library in Glens Falls, users of the 518 area code were asked a tough question: because the combination of seven-digit numbers is running out, given the growing ubiquity of mobile phones, how would you like to see a new area code incorporated?

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Democratic Congressman Paul Tonko about the Democratic National Convention last night.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

New York's attorney general is refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena seeking records about his investigation into whether Exxon Mobil misled investors about man-made climate change.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Matt Ryan

New York Governor Cuomo had a full schedule Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention, aimed at showcasing some of his strengths, including supporting LGBT rights and helping the homeless. But first, he shared the stage with Hillary Clinton’s primary opponent, Senator Bernie Sanders.

Rivers GM Mary Cheeks speaks with reporters on the casino construction site as Rush Street Gaming CEO Greg Karlin and NYSGC member John Poklemba look on.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The New York State Gaming Commission met Monday afternoon in Schenectady. They discussed horse racing and casino gambling before heading off to tour the under-construction Rivers Casino.

Sanders Drops In On New York Delegation

Jul 26, 2016
Gov. Cuomo and Senator Sanders
Karen DeWitt

Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced a surprise guest at the New York delegation breakfast today at the Democratic National Convention: Senator Bernie Sanders.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt about 

It’s supposed to be Hillary Clinton’s convention, but all of the focus Monday was on her primary challenger Bernie Sanders and his delegates, who continue to stew over a wikileaks release of DNC emails that showed favoritism to Clinton over Sanders.


Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed New York state agencies to conserve electricity to help the state avoid brownouts during the ongoing heatwave.

Composite photo by Dave Lucas

Investigators are trying to determine why 24-year-old Rachael Mattice made up an abduction story that touched off a social media campaign for her safe return along with a multi-agency search and rescue effort.

The resignation of DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz over the release of emails showing that staff  favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders overshadowed other news at the beginning of the Democratic National Convention.  

New York is lifting its ban on serving food or beverages at funeral homes next year under a law signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.


Low-income New Yorkers age 60 and older can get free produce at local farm stands and farmers markets under a new policy of the state Department of Agriculture and Markets.

Baseball greats Ken Griffey, Jr. and Mike Piazza will be entered into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on Sunday.

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A former student of the Emma Willard school in Troy is claiming she was sexually abused by a staff member nearly two decades ago.

At a press conference in Latham Saturday morning, New York State Police and Hamilton County officials said 24-year-old Rachael Mattice has been charged with falsely reporting an incident, a misdemeanor, related to her disappearance June 23rd. 

Lucas Willard / WAMC

Nearly 33,000 people attended Saratoga Race Course on opening day.


The New York State Nurses Association, whose nurses were locked out after a one-day demonstration outside Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville in early January, says nurses will receive back pay  after a  National Labor Relations Board finding of ”merit” and complaint against the healthcare provider.

All of New York State's medical examiners and coroners will soon have to share fingerprints and other information about their unidentified dead with a federal data center trying to match remains with America's missing.


New learning standards being crafted for New York are likely to be similar to the Common Core standards they will replace, according to a new research report from the New York State School Boards Association.

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New York has authorized fluorescent pink as alternate protective coloring for young hunters in an appeal to girls who'd rather not wear blaze orange.

Paladino, Trump's NY Chair, Reflects On RNC

Jul 22, 2016

Now that Donald Trump has accepted the Republican Party's nomination for president, party officials and delegates are heading home to begin the sprint to election day. Trump's chairperson in New York is 2010 gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino, who spoke with WAMC News on Friday about the GOP's chances to carry New York.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

As the sun comes up over the Oklahoma track, horses are already being worked out. This is where viewers can catch a glimpse of the thoroughbreds before the gates open across the street.

Now that the Republican National Convention is over, the next step for Republicans, after the Democrats are done with their gathering, is to begin the Presidential election campaign. The head of Trump’s New York campaign say he expects the state to be in play.

Governor Andrew  Cuomo Thursday signed the bill, which would allow those with health effects associated with a federal or state superfund site to file a personal injury suit by suspending the statute of limitations for three years after such a designation.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

A day before the gates on Union Avenue open to the crowds of opening day at Saratoga Race Course, local business owners and public officials gathered for a Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Saratoga Springs.

Rudy Giuliani
Karen DeWitt

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, in a speech to New York’s delegates, assailed Hillary Clinton for her husband’s extramarital affairs when he was President in the 1990s, saying Hillary tried to shut the women up. 

Lucas Willard / WAMC

At a breakfast hosted by the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, NYRA CEO Chris Kay spent most of his time at the podium outlining a slew of completed projects and new initiatives for guests and workers at the famed flat track.