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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo appeared in Saranac Lake Sunday to promote winter tourism in the Adirondacks.

Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Siena College in Loudonville has named former New York Congressman Chris Gibson its next president. 

NYSNA nurses outside Ellis Hospital
Lucas Willard / WAMC

Nurses and staff members with the New York State Nurses Association rallied in Schenectady today. As WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports, the union is negotiating for new contracts at three local hospitals.

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

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo met with President Trump at the White House Thursday over Homeland Security’s decision to stop enrolling New Yorkers in trusted traveler programs, like Global Entry and NEXUS, which expedite border crossings to Canada and Mexico and re-entry to the US from abroad.

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

Feb 14, 2020
Melissa Mangini
Melissa Mangini

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about new details on the MyPayrollHR scandal stemming from lawsuits by Berkshire Bank and Chemung Canal against Pioneer Bank. 

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking in Saranac Lake
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President Donald Trump and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo met at the White House Thursday to discuss the federal government’s suspension of trusted traveler programs in New York.

New York State Assemblyman Brian Kolb
NYS Assembly

Former New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brain Kolb has announced he will not be seeking reelection. The Republican of Geneva stepped down from his leadership post after he was arrested for drunk driving on New Year’s Eve.

Registered nurses with the New York State Nurses Association are planning to demonstrate in Schenectady Friday.

A protester reads testimony filed by children in 9th Circuit Court case.
Pat Bradley/WAMC

The City of Glens Falls has adopted a local law that requires large groups of protesters to seek a permit before demonstrating.

Jim Kevlin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal, and AllOtsego.com, about a piece of the former Story Tavern in Cherry Valley, New York, that a local resident ties to eighth President Martin Van Buren.

NYS Assemblywoman Latrice Walker, D-Brooklyn, speaks against making changes to New York's bail reforms at a rally at the state Capitol February 12, 2020.
Karen DeWitt

A proposal in the State Senate to roll back part of New York’s recently enacted bail reforms has produced an angry backlash from supporters of the law. The measure took effect January 1 and ended most forms of cash bail for non-violent crimes.  

DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos speaks at the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York
Lucas Willard / WAMC

With less than three weeks before New York’s ban on single-use plastic bags takes effect, the state Department of Environmental Conservation is pushing to get the word out about the change.

Composite Image by Dave Lucas

The Siena College Research Institute has released its 13th annual New York Business Leader survey.

Jeff Wilkin
Jeff Wilkin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jeff Wilkin of The Daily Gazette about reports that the Glenville Town Board has voted to support bills in the New York Legislature that would give first responders the same privacy protections as police officers during the criminal evidence discovery process. 

Andy Cohen and Michelle Buteau
Karen DeWitt

Bravo star Andy Cohen and comedian Michelle Buteau are among those advocating for New York to adopt a law allowing paid gestational surrogacy. But pockets of opposition remain.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Speaking at The Addictions Care Center of Albany
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Albany Monday to promote new legislation intended to help families struggling with addiction.

Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about reports that the New York state Department of Taxation and Finance has blocked the planned paper bag tax in Albany County. 

New York Attorney General Tish James
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New York’s attorney general has filed papers in a lawsuit against the federal government for preventing New Yorkers from enrolling or re-enrolling in the federal government's Trusted Traveler programs, aimed at making border crossings faster and easier.  

Morning Headlines With Yancey Roy

Feb 10, 2020
Yancey Roy
Yancey Roy

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany bureau chief for Newsday, about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal to consolidate two research programs that work with universities across the state. 

Golden Age Hollywood actor Kirk Douglas died last week at age 103.

Governor Andrew Cuomo is responding to a tweet posted by President Donald Trump, who claimed the Democrat canceled a meeting with him.

A retired New York Roman Catholic Priest has been placed on administrative leave following allegations of sexual abuse of a minor in the 1960s and 70s.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Pat Bradley/WAMC

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that New York is suing the federal government over its decision to ban state residents from travel service programs to expedite international travel, including Global Entry and NEXUS cards.

State Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, Senator James Seward, and Assemblyman Chris Tague listen to Schoharie residents
Lucas Willard / WAMC

Schoharie residents came together Thursday night to share their thoughts on the intersection where the fatal 2018 limousine accident occurred. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports that the comments will be shared with the New York State Department of Transportation.

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

Feb 7, 2020
Melissa Mangini
Melissa Mangini

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about a new $50 million contract for Plug Power, based in Latham, New York. 

Troy Mayor Patrick Madden
Lucas Willard / WAMC

Troy Mayor Patrick Madden gave the first annual address of his second term Wednesday night. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports on some much-anticipated announcements.

The intersection of State Routes 30 and 30a .
Lucas Willard / WAMC

A meeting has been called for tonight in Schoharie to discuss the safety of Route 30, where a limousine crash killed 20 people in October 2018.

Jim Kevlin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal, and AllOtsego.com, about the shortage of affordable housing in Otsego County, and how it affects economic development and the increasing demand for entry-level workers in the region. 

Professional wrestler and Uber/Lyft driver Joshua McFee
Karen DeWitt

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed a commission to look at improving conditions for workers in the so-called gig economy, where people work job to job with few employment rights. But some workers say they are worried that the changes could actually harm their ability to earn money. 

Joyce Mitchell sentencing
Rob Fountain/Press Republican - pool photographer

The former prison tailor who helped two killers escape a maximum-security New York prison is scheduled for release this week after serving her sentence.

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