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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that allows immigrant parents to designate a "standby guardian" for their children if the parent is detained in New York or faces deportation.


WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and, about an immgration rally, Families Belong Together, scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday in Cooperstown, N.Y.

New York’s union leaders are condemning the U.S. Supreme Court decision which upheld the right of a worker not to pay union dues. However, a newly passed state law might mitigate the effects of in Janus v. AFSCME.

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the U.S. Senate should hold off on replacing the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy until after November’s election. The Democrat on Wednesday said lawmakers should not confirm “another partisan” judge.

The Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics facility on McCaffrey Street in Hoosick Falls
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The Village of Hoosick Falls on Monday voted to accept nearly $200,000 in lost sewer and water revenues due to the PFOA contamination of its water supply. 

Four deputies with the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office are suspended without pay after a late-night brawl in downtown Saratoga Springs.

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Additional detained undocumented immigrants may arrive at the Albany County jail today.

So far, about three dozen immigrants detained by the federal government are being held at Albany County jail. And Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said Wednesday morning more may be on the way.

Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about the federal primary results across the region.

U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan singled out President Donald Trump's support as key to his fending off a tough Republican primary challenge Tuesday from Michael Grimm, a former congressman who appeared on the verge of a political comeback 3½ years after resigning to serve prison time for tax fraud.

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In a shocking upset, U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley has been defeated by a 28-year-old Bernie Sanders supporter in the Democratic congressional primary in New York. Crowley had been considered a candidate to become the next House speaker if Democrats win the majority.

The Hoosick Falls Village Board, file photo
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As the village board in Hoosick Falls, New York accepted another financial settlement Monday night with the two companies blamed for polluting the village water supply with the chemical PFOA, state officials were on hand to update local residents. Saint-Gobain and Honeywell International will pay $195,000, the amount Hoosick Falls lost in water and sewer revenue when the pollution shut off the village water system.

The state capitol in Albany
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Conservation advocates say the New York state legislature had few accomplishments over the course of this year’s session — which ended last week — for the Adirondacks and the state’s environment.

A defendant-turned-cooperator at a corruption trial says his construction company was in the "driver's seat" in the bidding process for New York state's Buffalo Billion redevelopment plan.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about today's federal primaries around New York. The pair also discuss the agreement reached between Hoosick Falls, N.Y. and the two companies at the center of the village's contaminated water supply crisis.

LaGuardia Airport
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed legislation to begin mapping out a route for a train from major transit hubs in Midtown Manhattan to LaGuardia Airport.

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York officials will take steps to help detained immigrant children separated from their families, but says he isn’t getting a lot of details from the federal government.

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Last Tuesday, the New York state Assembly voted to reestablish net metering of community solar power. The bill did not pass I the Senate before the legislative session ended later in the week. The value of solar has now become a major issue.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Buearu Chief for The New York Daily News, about Tuesday's primaries around New York state.

Capital Region law enforcement officials have long been aware of the seriousness of the opioid scourge.
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Earlier this year, the Siena College Research Institute conducted a four-part poll that took a comprehensive look at the scope of the opioid crisis in New York. Today Siena is out with an addendum.

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The Albany Police Department is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred late Friday night.

The Hoosick Falls Village Board, file photo
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A special meeting is set for Monday evening in the Rensselaer County Village of Hoosick Falls where officials will consider a limited agreement between the village and companies Saint-Gobain and Honeywell.

The companies are at the center of the investigation into contaminated water supplies.

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The supervisor of the Saratoga County Town of Galway has died.

According to New York State Police, Paul Lent died after a tractor accident on his property Friday. Police say Lent was performing agricultural work when his tractor overturned and pinned him, causing his death.

An iconic summertime destination in Lake George will be not be opening for its 40th season.  Water Slide World, on Route 9 in Lake George, will not open this year after the death of its owner.

An announcement on the park’s voicemail, recorded by Gary’s Koncikowski’s widow, Dawn, shares the news.

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The Corning Museum of Glass based in Corning, New York is taking its show on the road —  or water.

Marcus Molinaro
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The Republican candidate for New York governor, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, says he agrees with incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo that President Trump’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents is wrong, but he says there are issues with caring for children in New York that Cuomo is ignoring. 

Internet retail giant Amazon is eyeing a Rensselaer County site to build a fulfillment center.

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Governor Andrew Cuomo says there are as many as 700 immigrant children in child care services in New York, and he’s demanding that state health care professionals have access to them, saying under New York’s constitution, the state is responsible for their welfare.

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Saratoga County today transferred more than 60 acres of land to the Town of Clifton Park to preserve a popular park and trail network.

New York state says it will make educational materials available about a common freshwater parasite after some visitors reported an itchy rash they developed after swimming at Moreau Lake State Park.

New York State Capitol
Karen DeWitt

Lawmakers on Wednesday busily passed bills on the final day of New York’s 2018 legislative session, but as the final evening approached they were unable to reach agreement on many major issues.