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ATVs and dirt bikes at Central & Quail, Albany.
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Unlicensed all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes have become familiar sights on downtown Albany streets. Not for long, say city officials.

Development at the former Playdium site on Albany's Ontario Street.
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A group of Albany residents who say they are frustrated with development in the city are planning to rally at tonight's Common Council meeting.

Assemblywoman Pat Fahy shares a laugh with Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins as Councilor Owusu Anane checks his cycling time outside the Down Tube Bike Shop.
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Albany's annual bike ride to work was a wet one this morning.

What has become an annual spring tradition went on despite the rain...

Albany Common Council Members Michael O’Brien and Owusu Anane in front of 201 Fuller Road.
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Two Albany Common Councilors are calling on SUNY Polytechnic Institute's non-profit development arm to honor what they say was an agreement to pay the city $1 million.

Donald Trump campaigns in Plattsburgh April 2016
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President Donald Trump says his administration is moving forward with a threat to send undocumented migrants to sanctuary cities — a plan that was rejected by the White House press office before being confirmed by the president himself. What could the idea mean for cities in the Northeast?

Plastic shopping bags caught in trees along Central Avenue in Albany, New York.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Included in the new state budget in New York is the nation’s second statewide single-use plastic bag ban. One Albany lawmaker says it doesn’t go far enough.

The Albany Police Department uses the Axon Body Camera System.
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The day after an Albany Police officer was arrested and two others were suspended, body cam video of the police encounter with First Street residents on March 16th was released. It’s the latest problematic headline for the city’s new police chief.

Albany City Hall
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Mayor Kathy Sheehan gives her State of the City address on Monday, covering where Albany has been and where it's going.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan introduces Chief Eric Hawkins, her choice to lead the police department.
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Mayor Kathy Sheehan’s appointee to head the Albany Police Department meets Common Council members and the public tonight at City Hall before lawmakers vote on his nomination.

Congressman Paul Tonko, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy, City Treasurer Darius Shahinfar at Google’s 2015 eCity award ceremony in downtown Albany.
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Last month, New York regulators revoked their approval of Charter Communications' merger with Time Warner Cable and ordered the company to find another cable provider for its more than 2 million customers in the state. The move is encouraging municipalities to find alternatives to expensive cable internet service.

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The Albany Common Council continues to ponder a recommendation to City Hall to waive a bill issued to the "Poor People's Campaign" after protesters disrupted downtown traffic. 

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With a resounding victory in the Democratic primary, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan is highly likely to earn a second term. But  it appears several new faces could be joining Albany’s Common Council.