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A Hudson Valley Democratic congressman is backing Governor Andrew Cuomo following reports that the Democrat could face a primary challenge from actress Cynthia Nixon. 

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Five regional college presidents gathered Wednesday to discuss the impact of higher education on the Capital Region economy. 

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The clocks will spring ahead this weekend, but in the meantime, our region has experienced its second Nor’easter inside of a week.

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer has unveiled a 10-year, $1 trillion infrastructure plan. The New York Democrat spoke to reporters today, detailing how the plan would benefit the Empire State.

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The Saratoga Springs City Council is scheduled to vote Friday morning on a measure that would ban sales of guns and ammunition inside a downtown venue.

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The new regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency was in the Capital Region Tuesday and his visit comes at a controversial period for the EPA.

Peter Lopez, the EPA’s Region 2 Administrator, spoke with the Times Union’s Casey Seiler at the Hearst Media Center in Albany to answer questions about his appointment, the administration’s policies and the EPA itself. 

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Though she supported a change to the city’s system of government on the campaign trail last year, Saratoga Springs Mayor Meg Kelly has announced the formation of a new commission to examine the Spa City’s charter. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports any changes would not alter the city’s unique governing structure.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick, editor of The Daily Gazette, about this morning's headline:  Former city housing inspector Kenneth Tyree was found not guilty Tuesday afternoon of top charges related to the deaths of four people in Schenectady.

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Assembly Democrats announced they would  pass  a package of gun control bills on Tuesday at the State Capitol
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Things got heated on the New York state Senate floor over a debate on bills that majority party Republicans say will improve school safety. Meanwhile, the state Assembly on Tuesday passed its own set of gun control bills.

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The jury is deadlocked in the federal corruption trial of former top aide to Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Joe Percoco. The judge is giving jurors Wednesday off for a snow day, but telling them they have to come back on Thursday and keep deliberating. 

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of the Times Union, about gun shows in Saratoga Springs and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's announcement of funding for the Albany Skyway project.

Delegation from New York, International University Sports Federation and Lake Placid sign MOU on March 2, 2018
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Lake Placid, New York will host the Winter World University Games in 2023.

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Karen DeWitt

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s former closest aide, Joe Percoco, is waiting to find out whether he’ll be convicted of bribery and other charges as a jury continues to deliberate in federal court. Government reform groups say regardless of the verdict, the trial highlighted some questionable, but legal practices in New York that they say taint the governor’s reputation and need to be fixed.

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New York State Police say they have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with a collision that seriously injured two troopers early Sunday.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about GOP leaders backing Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro for New York Govenor.

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New York State Police say they have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with a collision that seriously injured two troopers early Sunday morning. Major Robert Patnaude said Sunday afternoon that Chris Neumann of Castleton, N.Y. was to be arraigned later Sunday.

Tickets are now on sale for some of Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s largest summer programs.

On Thursday, local Boy Scouts of America organization Twin Rivers Council, which includes scout groups from the Canadian border to the Capital Region, for the first time opened up scouting to girls at the cub scout level.

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Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy was in Washington to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee this week.

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Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro’s run for governor may become reality.

A former top lawmaker in New York wants his retrial on corruption charges moved to another state.

Officials at the site of what supporters hope will become a future park in September 2017.
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The sale of 37 acres of land from the Shenendehowa School District to the Town of Clifton Park has been finalized.

A CDTA bus picks up passengers outside the WAMC studios on Albany's Central Avenue.
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A major Nor'easter hit the East Coast overnight, dumping heavy wet snow with strong winds forecast throughout the day. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas has the latest.

 UPDATE 3/7/18: The kickoff event for CapitalWomen Saratoga has been postponed to March 21st due to weather. The original story is posted below.

Familiar faces in Saratoga Springs are expanding a Capital Region political organization that advocates for women in politics.

Victims of childhood sexual abuse are hoping that the #MeToo movement will help them win a twelve year effort to enact the Child Victims Act in New York. The measure extends the statute of criminal and civil limitations beyond the current age of 23 to 50 and add a one-year look back window to file civil suits.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has activated the state's emergency management apparatus ahead of an approaching storm expected to dump more than a foot of snow on parts of New York.

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The number of laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza has dropped across New York state, the first decline since the flu was deemed widespread in December. 

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Lieutenant Peter McLain and Sergeant Brian Rumrill of the New York State Police Aviation Unit were honored for a high-risk 2016 rescue Wednesday.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Jim Kevlin, of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and AllOtsego.com, about The Green Book.

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Democrats in the New York state Senate Wednesday tried to force a vote on gun control legislation to put Republicans on the spot over some GOP Senators’ resistance to the bills.

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