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BUFFALO

Debate set for New York governor's race

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
A date is set for a debate in New York's governor's race.
 
NY court hears arguments that chimps have rights
ALBANY

NY court hears arguments that chimps have rights

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
A New York appeals court is hearing a novel legal effort to have chimpanzees declared "persons" rather than "things" so the animals can be freed from what critics say are inhumane conditions.
 
ALBANY

4 Northeast states stand together against heroin

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
Four Northeastern states have agreed to collaborate in investigations of heroin trafficking that often cross state lines, authorities said Wednesday.
 
46TH SENATE DISTRICT

Poll: Amedore leads Tkaczyk by 10 points in Senate rematch

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
In the rematch for the 46th state Senate District seat, Republican George Amedore holds a 10-point lead over incumbent Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk, D-Duanesburg, according to a Siena Research poll released this morning.
 
ALBANY

NY invests $1.4M in specialty crop programs

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014
New York state is setting aside $1.4 million to study and promote a growing part of the state's agricultural economy: specialty crops like hops, wine grapes, sweet corn and onions.
 
ALBANY

Advocate for disabled walking across NY

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014
A 62-year-old former chef is walking across New York to call attention to the treatment of the disabled in state care.
 
New York lags in gambling addiction help
ALBANY

New York lags in gambling addiction help

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014
New York state government makes more off of gambling than Nevada, New Jersey or any other state. But it spends far less than its peers to fight gambling addiction.
 
ALBANY

Cuomo: New NY outdoor access projects open

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014
New outdoor projects completed by the Department of Environmental Conservation across New York provide enhanced access for fishing, hunting, kayaking, and wildlife observation.
 
ALBANY

Schumer wants faster action on synthetic marijuana

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
Sen. Charles Schumer says the federal Drug Enforcement Agency needs to speed up its fight against synthetic marijuana.
 
CAPITAL REGION

State grants to help power area solar projects

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014
Nearly 150 schools, government offices and private businesses in New York state will soon sport gleaming new solar panels, thanks to $94 million in clean energy awards announced Friday by the governor’s office.
 
ALBANY

State mailed first tax rebate checks this week

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

Thousands of middle-class families in New York will soon receive a $350 check from the state.
 
Comptroller: Colonie, Mechanicville fiscally stressed
CAPITOL

Comptroller: Colonie, Mechanicville fiscally stressed

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014
Mechanicville is one of the most financially distressed communities in the state and the town of Colonie isn’t far behind, according to a new report from state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
 
3 from FDNY who worked at ground zero die in 1 day
NEW YORK

3 from FDNY who worked at ground zero die in 1 day

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
Three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from cancer, an illness that many fear might be connected to toxic World Trade Center dust released on Sept. 11, fire officials said Thursday.
 
ALBANY

Emergency job absence for NY firefighters OK'd

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014
New York state has amended its labor law to authorize job absences by volunteer firefighters and ambulance personnel during declared states of emergency.
 
COLONIE

Public can comment on Capital Region casino proposals at hearing today

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014
A public hearing on proposed casinos in the Capital Region will be held today in Colonie.
 
 

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