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Melissa Mangini

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about a nonprofit coding school in Albany, New York that received $50,000 from Facebook to help expand its programs statewide. 

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An environmental group believes the class of toxic chemicals at the center of contamination crises in communities like Hoosick Falls and Newburgh can likely be detected in all major water supplies in the United States.

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Michael Barrett was appointed executive director of the Adirondack Mountain Club in late September 2019, taking over for Neil Woodworth, who spent three decades leading the conservation and recreation group. Barrett is a Putnam County native who served as a foreign language interrogator for the U.S. Army and has worked in state government in New York and Missouri. 

Jim Kevlin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal, and AllOtsego.com, about Republican New York State Senator James Seward, who announced Monday he will retire after his 17th term in office. 

Morning workouts at Saratoga Race Course on July 11th, 2019
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With the industry under intense scrutiny, an anti-doping bill for horse racing is advancing in Washington.

Jeff Wilkin
Jeff Wilkin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jeff Wilkin of The Daily Gazette about reports that New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has joined President Trump's impeachment defense team. 

Law enforcement officials from Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties discuss the impact of bail and discovery reforms set to go into effect January 1st
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A Siena College poll released today measures New Yorkers’ thoughts on the state’s new criminal justice laws and Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about reports that the New York state Attorney General's office is investigating the state Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, a nonprofit controlled by state lawmakers. 

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his 2020 State of the State address.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo says he will include an additional $10 million in his state budget proposal for the 2020 national census to make sure that as many New Yorkers as possible are counted.

Morning Headlines With Yancey Roy

Jan 20, 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 expected state budget plan Tuesday. 

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New York Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are accusing the federal government of excluding the state from a $20 billion fund to expand rural broadband.

Vince DeSantis
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In November, Vincent DeSantis was elected to complete the remainder of former mayor Dayton King’s four-year term.

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Members of upstate New York’s congressional delegation are urging the White House to release aid to individuals affected by the Halloween storms that caused widespread flooding and wind damage.

Lake George, NY
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The Lake George Park Commission has released a report on its 2019 Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program.

Marc Porter
City of Gloversville

The Chief of the Gloversville Police Department announced his upcoming retirement this week.

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New York's high school graduation rate continued to edge upward in 2019.

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New York's high school graduation rate continued to edge upward in 2019.

Former U.S Rep. Chris Collins, middle, entering the Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse in Manhattan Friday.
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A former U.S. congressman who was one of President Trump’s first supporters has been sentenced to two years and two months in prison for helping his son and others dodge $800,000 in stock market losses. 

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The New York State Sheriffs’ Association is rolling out a new "Crime Suppression Initiative."

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

Jan 17, 2020
Melissa Mangini
Melissa Mangini

WAMC's Jesse King speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about reports that Stewart's Shops plans to spend $70 million on expansions this year, with new shops coming to the Capital Region. 

Matt Simpson and Claudia Braymer
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Two candidates have launched campaigns for New York’s 114th Assembly District, which includes all of Warren and Essex Counties, and portions of Saratoga and Washington Counties.

A prescribed burn at the Albany Pine Bush
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The Albany Pine Bush Preserve is known for its rare habitat and – as many Capital Region residents can attest – fire. Its more than 3,300 acres are maintained by prescribed burns.

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 3,000-acre solar farm proposed in West Laurens, New York. 

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New York has become the 10th state to allow adopted adults unrestricted access to their original birth certificate, a step that will help some investigate their family histories.

The Sherman's property in Caroga, New York
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After years of debate, the historic Sherman’s amusement park on the shores of Caroga Lake in Fulton County is now officially in the hands of the Caroga Arts Collective. For the past several years the group known for its summer music series has been a growing presence in town. Sherman’s has remained mostly shuttered for years.

A wooden memorial dedicated to the victims of the deadly October limousine crash in Schoharie
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New York state legislative leaders have reached an agreement with Governor Andrew Cuomo on a package of bills aimed at improving limousine safety.

Jeff Wilkin
Jeff Wilkin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jeff Wilkin of The Daily Gazette about a number of limousine safety bills passed by the New York Legislature in response to the Schoharie crash that killed 20 people in 2018. 

Lawmakers and advocates detail limo regulations Tuesday at the New York state Capitol.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced an agreement with the Senate Majority Leader and Assembly Speaker on a package of limousine safety regulations.

More than 40 statewide organizations call for immediate action on youth tobacco crisis, new urgency needed due to state Supreme Court ruling.
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Legislators and activists joined forces Monday at the state capitol in Albany to promote legislation that would ban the sale of all flavored tobacco products.

Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about the ongoing financial shocks felt from the collapse of MyPayrollHR four months ago.

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