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"We join the growing number of Albany County faith leaders in the calling for the passage of Local Law C,” said Ivette Alfonso, President of Citizen Action of New York
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Area clergy gathered outside the Albany County Building Monday to call on legislators to support guaranteed paid sick days.

Many countries, including the U.S., contribute plastic pollution, and it all adds up. For example, in 2010 alone 8 million metric tons of plastic entered the world's oceans.
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This week, the Albany County Legislature voted to broaden its existing ban on polystyrene. It’s not clear if the county executive will sign it.

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The Albany County Legislature is holding a public hearing tonight on whether or not to ban polystyrene packaging.

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy, flanked by Earthjustice Attorney Chris Amato and BeBe White, president of the Ezra Prentice Homes Tenants Association
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A Democratic Albany County legislator has proposed a resolution that would make Albany a sanctuary county.

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The Albany County Legislature has rejected a proposal backed by the district attorney to require the electronic reporting of transactions of precious metal exchange dealers and secondhand dealers.

Sam Fein, Albany County Legislator, 6th District.
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Cigarettes and other tobacco products could become harder to find on store shelves in Albany County.

Activists representing various groups including Capital Area Against Mass Incarceration demonstrated against a speech by former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke
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Activists rallied Wednesday outside the Albany Capital Center, protesting a controversial former sheriff's appearance there.

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The Albany County Legislature voted unanimously on Monday to recognize its first Legislative Black Caucus.

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A bill to provide paid sick days for employees in Albany County is scheduled to be introduced at tonight’s County Legislature meeting.

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In an era of online shopping, bare downtowns and big box stores, Albany County Legislators and local leaders gathered Tuesday to honor a brick-and-mortar business celebrating its 150th year in Albany.

The Albany County Legislature has taken the final step to "ban the box" on county job applications. They've made it official.

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The City of Albany and Albany County appeared to be headed toward a falling-out over the city's contentious trash fee. But an 11th hour compromise was reached.

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Microbeads – the tiny, abrasive plastic pellets that come by the tens of thousands in bottles of face wash, toothpaste, and more – have been banned in Albany County.

A new law has appeared on the books in Albany County, apparently aimed at addressing any perceived threat to public safety by the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline.The so-called "blasting law" was hurried through the County Legislature.

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Microbeads – the tiny plastic pellets that come by the tens of thousands in bottles of face wash, toothpaste, and more – are on their way to being banned in Albany County.