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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is pressuring state lawmakers to come back in December for a special session that includes a number of reform items to address recent corruption scandals. He says in exchange, they could potentially be rewarded with a pay raise.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who successfully prosecuted former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on federal corruption charges, said Wednesday he has been asked to stay on by President-elect Donald Trump and accepted.

First Night Saratoga marks the New Year.
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The New Year’s Eve tradition that packs downtown Saratoga Springs with performers, musicians, throngs of revelers, and fireworks, is just about a month away.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has agreed to remain a federal prosecutor at President-elect Donald Trump's request.

Composite Image by Dave Lucas

On this last day of November, the Siena Research Institute has released its annual poll of New Yorkers’ holiday spending plans and attitudes about the holiday season, volunteering and charitable donations. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with pollster Don Levy.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued his first public comments since his former top aide and other former associates were indicted on corruption charges just before Thanksgiving.

Facebook: Price Chopper Supermarkets

One of the region’s best known companies may be sold. The Reuters News Agency is reporting that talks are underway that could lead to the sale of Price Chopper supermarkets to Albertsons, a national chain. 

The Troy City Council
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Inside a tense City Council chambers Tuesday night, after weeks of often pointed public debate, Republican City Council President Carmella Mantello said communication between the Majority Steering Committee and Mayor Patrick Madden had broken down.

Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke at the Capital Region Sustainable Development Conference in Schenectady.
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This morning, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the HUD secretary spoke at the Capital Region Sustainable Development Conference in Schenectady.

The Federal Highway Administration isn't showing any "Love" for some tourism signs along New York highways.

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Uber says more than 43,000 New Yorkers opened its app in upstate New York on Thanksgiving eve — but couldn't order a car because of a state law prohibiting the ride-hailing service from operating outside of New York City. 

A new research report by the New York State School Boards Association says community schools can help students overcome the adverse effects of poverty and other obstacles to academic success.

Influential experimental composer and multi-instrumentalist Pauline Oliveros has died. A founding member of the San Francisco Tape Music Center, she taught music at several institutions and served as Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy.

Rescue crews continue the search for a Vermont hunter who hasn't been seen since he left his hunting camp last weekend in northeastern New York.

Authorities say a fatal shooting at an Albany bar popular with the LGBT community wasn't bias-related.

Thanks to last weekend's snowfall, three upstate NY ski centers are opening Friday.

 

A former top adviser for Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and seven other people have been indicted in their federal corruption case.

A 9mm Luger jacketed flat point cartridge variant
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An upstate New York man has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for possessing a single bullet.  

Governor Andrew Cuomo at Elk Lake
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Indictments are due by Wednesday in an economic development corruption scandal involving New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s former top aide and other former associates. The governor has been active in recent days on other matters,  including taking steps to counteract a rise in hate crimes after the election of Donald Trump as president.

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New York state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says officials will be keeping an eye on tax collections during this holiday season after a slight dip in receipts. 

Albany International Airport
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With about 60,000 passengers expected, Albany International Airport is preparing for its busiest Thanksgiving travel period since 2007. The Albany County Airport Authority is advising travelers arrive at least 90 minutes before their scheduled departures, especially on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces steps to combat post -election increased incidents of discrimination in New York at a speech at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City Sunday.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday took a number of steps that he says are in reaction to the divisiveness in the nation, that has intensified since the Presidential election.

Cuomo, without mentioning President elect Donald Trump by name, said the “ugly discourse” has made him “soul sick” for America. And he says there have been several instances in New York, including swastikas painted on a subway train and in a Buffalo suburb, along with a KKK flier placed on cars on Long Island.

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Police around New York state say they'll be ramping up patrols this Thanksgiving to look for drunken or distracted drivers and underage drinkers.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced actions intended to protect civil rights and combat hate crimes in New York.

New York State

New York's top transportation official will travel to Washington next month to discuss an ongoing dispute with federal officials over the state's highway welcome centers and roadside "I Love NY" signs.

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Uber operates in 47 states and New York City, but does not carry passengers upstate — and it would like to.

The New York State Capitol
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Will there be a special session of the New York State Legislature this December? Governor Andrew Cuomo is offering lawmakers incentive to come back to meet- a possible pay raise, in exchange for ethics reforms.

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New York’s top law enforcement official, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, stood with civil rights advocates Thursday, denouncing a rash of alleged hate crimes and bias-related incidents that have occurred since the election of Donald Trump.

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New York utility regulators have approved the sale of an upstate nuclear power plant, part of the state's strategy of investing in nuclear energy while weaning itself off of fossil fuels.

Trump protester with candle
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As demonstrations by those on the left continue across the country in the wake of President-elect Donald Trump’s victory, marches are scheduled in the Capital Region.

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