Albany, NY, Jan 09, 2013 — A coalition of progressive groups got the jump on the governor's speech, holding their 23rd annual People's State of the State on the steps of the Capitol in Albany yesterday. Go to full article
Governor Cuomo meets with New York's congressional delegation and county executives to discuss the financial impacts of Hurricane Sandy. Photo: Governor's office via Flickr
Albany, NY, Jan 04, 2013 — UPDATE: The Associated Press reported late this morning that Congress had overwhelmingly approved $9.7 billion to pay flood insurance claims for the many home and business owners flooded out by Superstorm Sandy. The Senate was expected to pass the bill later today.
After facing intense pressure from both parties for failing to pass a $60 billion federal relief package for Sandy victims over the holidays, House Republicans now say they will vote on a $9 billion flood insurance program today, and the remaining balance on Jan. 15, 2013.
But New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he still has doubts they'll follow through. Go to full article
A researcher at Dr. Agris' lab at the University at Albany. Photo via New York NOW
Albany, NY, Dec 26, 2012 — Most of us know all about DNA, the genetic building blocks that make us unique. But in recent years, there's a lot of interest in RNA-- a molecule that controls how our genes are expressed.
It has implications for treating everything from cancer to Alzheimer's disease and millions of dollars in federal and state investment are going into RNA research at the University at Albany. Go to full article
Nov 29, 2012 — Someday your local weatherman may also be able predict the latest flu outbreak.
That's according to a new study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Go to full article
Just 10 days after Hurricane Sandy, a Nor'easter dumped several inches of snow over much of the Northeast. But a new study indicates New York could be seeing a lot fewer cold blasts in the future. Photo (Sourland Mountain, NJ): Vilseskogen, CC some rights reserved
Albany, NY, Aug 31, 2012 — New York State is poised to issue its plans for hydrofracking. The decision could come any time after Labor Day. But there's no guarantee the controversy will die down, and both opponents and supporters are exploring their legal options. Go to full article
Russian graduate student Filipp Banfilov takes a test in his digital forensics course at UAlbany. Photo: Marie Cusick, Innovation Trail
Albany, NY, Aug 15, 2012 — A bill to strengthen the nation's cyber security laws stalled in Congress last week, but the issue remains a top priority for policy makers and business leaders around the globe.
The Innovation Trail's Marie Cusick reports on a new program at SUNY Albany that connects students in New York and Russia to teach them about cyber security. Go to full article
Pres. Obama on a visit to Schenectady in 2011. Photo: Matt Ryan, Innovation Trail
Albany, NY, May 09, 2012 — President Obama was in Albany yesterday and gave a speech taking aim at Congress. But as the Innovation Trail's Marie Cusick reports, the President also touted the region's growth in high-tech manufacturing. Go to full article
They deserve human dignity. They deserve to be treated fairly.
Albany, NY, May 08, 2012 — Governor Andrew Cuomo Monday announced a major reform package aimed at ending the abuse and neglect of people with disabilities in state care. Marie Cusick reports from Albany. Go to full article