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  • nieuwSchenectady plastic straw ban proposal fails
    SCHENECTADY – Schenectady will not be joining the growing ranks of places across the country that have banned plastic straws and stirrers in the name of a cleaner environment.On Monday, a disappointed Councilman John Polimeni, who had championed…
    - 8 hours ago 19 Aug 19, 11:33pm -
  • nieuwJudge Rosemarie Aquilina is keynote speaker for Aurora Games Conversations
    Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who sentenced longtime U.S.A. Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar to prison for 40 to 175 years for molesting girls and young women under the guise of medical treatment, is the keynote speaker for the Aurora Games' Conversatio…
    - 10 hours ago 19 Aug 19, 9:11pm -
  • nieuwChurchill: A dark time for the Albany Diocese
    What a terrible, terrible time for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany.The Child Victims Act, which opens a one-year window for old sexual-abuse claims, was always guaranteed to be difficult for the church. It was going to force Catholics in New Y…
    - 11 hours ago 19 Aug 19, 8:39pm -
  • nieuwDozen-year nuclear cleanup completed at Knolls
    AECOM said Monday it has completed the decontamination and demolition of a facility at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory that was used in the early 1950s to separate plutonium and uranium from irradiated materials. The two elements were then used in nuc…
    - 11 hours ago 19 Aug 19, 8:34pm -
  • nieuwSaratoga Springs neighborhood plagued by flooding
    SARATOGA SPRINGS — Nearly every time it rains more than a sprinkle, Shannon Nolan says her cul-de-sac floods.Take this past weekend on Trottingham Court in the city's Geyser Crest neighborhood. Nolan said the water was so high on both Saturday an…
    - 11 hours ago 19 Aug 19, 7:53pm -
  • nieuwGas price decline may slow as trade tensions ease
    Capital Region gasoline prices continued their late summer decline, down a nickel over the past week, GasBuddy.com reported Monday.The price of a gallon of unleaded gas averaged $2.69 on Monday. That's also 17.3 cents per gallon lower than a year a…
    - 12 hours ago 19 Aug 19, 7:21pm -
  • nieuwAlbany teen with disabilities raises funds to help girl in need finish school
    Gabriel Donovan, a local teen with disabilities, has launched a fundraiser to help another local teen with disabilities graduate high school. Lilly lives full time at St. Margaret's Center, a long-term care facility in Albany for chronically ill and…
    - 14 hours ago 19 Aug 19, 5:35pm -
  • nieuw5 hospitalized in Saratoga Springs after SUV hits hot dog cart
    SARATOGA SPRINGS — An out-of-control car crashed into a local hot dog stand, sending the driver and four people in and around the food truck to the hospital Monday morning, police said.
    - 14 hours ago 19 Aug 19, 5:19pm -
  • Code of Honor a Travers contender
    Saratoga SpringsWelcome back, Code of Honor.It's been a while since we've seen the 3-year-old colt, who will come back to the races in a big way Saturday when he runs in the Grade I, $1.25 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.
    - 1 day ago 19 Aug 19, 12:19am -

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  • nieuwDistrict students' PARCC scores growing steadily
    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Monday announced that an annual assessment of city students' readiness for college and careers has seen steady growth for the fourth consecutive year. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PA…
    - 6 hours ago 20 Aug 19, 1:17am -
  • nieuwHoward University golf team was a shot Steph Curry couldn't pass up
    Granted, I might be biased as a graduate of Howard University. But even objective observers have to agree that Howard is arguably the nation's most prestigious HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). The long list of distinguished alums…
    - 11 hours ago 19 Aug 19, 8:37pm -
  • Loudoun South wins first two games in Little League World Series
    The good memories keep coming for Loudoun South, the team from South Riding, Virginia that is now 2-0 in the Little League World Series. Loudoun South won 11-0 in four innings on Sunday against Coon Rapids, Minnesota, and for the second game in a row…
    - 1 day ago 18 Aug 19, 10:20pm -
  • Daniel Murphy, Baltimore deputy police commissioner, robbed at gunpoint
    BALTIMORE — Police say one of Baltimore's newest deputy police commissioners and his wife were robbed at gunpoint. The Baltimore Sun reports that Deputy Commissioner Daniel Murphy and his wife were approached by four men in an SUV at about 9 p.m. J…
    - 2 days ago 18 Aug 19, 12:07pm -
  • Washington Monument to reopen next month following 3-year closure: NPS
    The Washington Monument will reopen to the public next month for the first time in more than three years, the U.S. National Park Service announced Friday. Public tours of 555-foot-tall landmark will resume Sept. 19, the NPS said in a statement. The w…
    - 3 days ago 17 Aug 19, 4:10pm -
  • Advocates for gun safety to rally in Baltimore
    BALTIMORE (AP) — Advocates for gun safety are holding a march in Baltimore. Organizers say it will be followed by a rally Saturday afternoon to urge Congress to approve measures to help prevent gun violence, such as background checks on all gun sal…
    - 3 days ago 17 Aug 19, 2:13pm -
  • Catholic nun held at gunpoint during DC home invasion: 'Do you want to die?'
    DC police are on the hunt for a robber who recently broke into a Columbia Heights home and held a Catholic nun at gunpoint. "She still has the bruises on her arm where this man manhandled her on Tuesday afternoon. It was about twenty to four in the a…
    - 3 days ago 16 Aug 19, 9:53pm -
  • Anthony Brown joins House Democrats backing Trump impeachment inquiry
    Maryland Rep. Anthony Brown, the second-ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, said Friday he now supports an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. More than half of the House Democratic majority now favors either impeachment or…
    - 4 days ago 16 Aug 19, 3:33pm -
  • Boy Scout installs sign at Douglass Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria, Virginia
    A Boy Scout raised funds to install a new sign at the forgotten Douglass Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria to honor the legacy of the former slaves and freedmen buried there. Griffin Burchard, 16, said it was important to bring recognition to the Dougl…
    - 4 days ago 15 Aug 19, 10:25pm -
  • D.C. won't accept plan for temporary shelter for unaccompanied migrant children
    D.C. officials are speaking out against the federal government's plans to construct a temporary shelter for unaccompanied migrant children in the District. "Washington, DC will not be complicit in the inhumane practice of detaining migrant children i…
    - 5 days ago 15 Aug 19, 1:41am -
  • Donald Trump 'public benefit' immigration rule challenged in AGs' lawsuit
    CHICAGO — Attorneys general in 13 states have filed a lawsuit challenging a Trump administration rule that'll allow immigration officials to deny green cards to migrants who use public assistance, including food stamps or housing vouchers. The fede…
    - 5 days ago 14 Aug 19, 10:10pm -
  • Homeless community in D.C. clashes with city's encampment protocol
    Homeless people living in tents under the overpass at First and G streets NE waited anxiously Tuesday for workers from several D.C. agencies to execute the city's encampment protocol. About every two weeks, staffers from the Deputy Mayor's Office for…
    - 6 days ago 13 Aug 19, 10:31pm -
  • Virginia prosecutors say man shot wife then self as cover-up
    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors in Virginia say a man shot his wife to death, then shot himself and placed the gun in her hands to cover up the crime. A Fairfax County jury found 55-year-old Laszlo Pentek guilty of first-degree murder Friday in the…
    - 7 days ago 13 Aug 19, 1:19pm -
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library undergoing $221 million renovation
    The D.C. Public Library system's centerpiece, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, is undergoing a $221 million renovation that will include new spaces to boost training for the city's hospitality industry. The library is set to reopen in fal…
    - 7 days ago 13 Aug 19, 12:13am -
  • High school bathroom policy violates transgender student's rights, court rules
    A federal judge ruled Friday a Virginia school district violated a transgender student's rights by not permitting the student to use the bathroom correlated with his gender identity. In 2015, Gloucester High School adopted a policy for transgender st…
    - 10 days ago 9 Aug 19, 10:00pm -
  • Montgomery County Public Schools contract with BusPatrol America questioned
    Montgomery County's inspector general is questioning the school system's bus-camera contract with a company that was involved in a bribery scandal in Texas, noting that all of the revenue from bus-camera tickets goes to the company. Inspector General…
    - 11 days ago 9 Aug 19, 12:57am -
  • Jack Evans reaches settlement with D.C. ethics board
    D.C. Council member Jack Evans has agreed to a consent settlement with the city's ethics board to resolve its concerns about his reprimand by the council for his use of official resources to conduct personal business. Mr. Evans, Ward 2 Democrat, did…
    - 11 days ago 8 Aug 19, 7:59pm -
  • Elijah Cummings begs Trump to visit Baltimore -- and bring more money
    Rep. Elijah E. Cummings called for unity and an end to divisive racist rhetoric Wednesday and pleaded with President Trump to join him in traveling through Baltimore, saying they could visit the volunteers who are trying to make the city a better pla…
    - 13 days ago 7 Aug 19, 7:08pm -
  • USA Today HQ evacuated after 911 call of man with weapon; no injuries reported
    Police gave the all-clear at the Gannett building in Northern Virginia after it was evacuated Wednesday afternoon amid reports of a man with a weapon on the campus. Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin Roessler said authorities cleared the Gannett build…
    - 13 days ago 7 Aug 19, 5:26pm -
  • D.C. to repave 90 miles of weather-damaged roads this year
    The District Department of Transportation this summer is attempting to make a dent in the number of roads that are in poor condition via an extensive repaving effort. Jeff Marootian, director of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), said…
    - 13 days ago 7 Aug 19, 2:43am -

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