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Governor Andrew Cuomo (Source:  NYS)
Governor Andrew Cuomo (Source: NYS)

Poll shows Cuomo with ratings boost since November

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A new poll shows Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's job approval rating has improved and he has wide leads over two potential Republican challengers in the November election.  Go to full article
Empire Plaza in Albany.
Empire Plaza in Albany.

King's legacy celebrated in free event in Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. will be honored in Albany on Monday.  Go to full article

China-themed project in upstate NY draws critics

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) It's an audacious plan that seems out of place for the Catskills: a $6 billion China-themed cultural, business and amusement park to be built on 2,200 acres nearly two hours from New York City.  Go to full article

NY DEC proposes 10-year bear management plan

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) State wildlife officials have drafted an updated black bear management plan to cover the next decade.

The plan is posted on the Department of Environmental Conservation's website and the agency is accepting public comments until Feb. 21.  Go to full article
Will cougars occupy caves and cliffs in the Adirondack woods (Source:  Brian Mann)
Will cougars occupy caves and cliffs in the Adirondack woods (Source: Brian Mann)

Protect the Adirondacks seeks reports of cougars

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) An environmental group has started a database of public sightings of cougars in the Adirondacks in an effort to determine whether there's any truth to rumors that have circulated over the years about the big cats.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/22007612@N05/5440995682/">Gage Skidmore</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Gage Skidmore, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Trump, considering NY gov's race, to head upstate

BUFFALO, N.Y. AP) Donald Trump, who says he'd consider a run for New York governor, is scheduled to head upstate to attend a Republican fundraiser.

The Erie County Republican Committee says Trump will be at its Lincoln Leadership Award event in Buffalo on Jan. 31.  Go to full article
Governor Andrew Cuomo (Source:  NYS)
Governor Andrew Cuomo (Source: NYS)

Watchdog group says big donors fund Cuomo campaign

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A government watchdog organization says its analysis of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's $33.3 million in re-election campaign funds shows that 80 percent comes from donors who have each given a total of $10,000 or more.

The New York Public Interest Research Group says Thursday that 242 donors have given the incumbent Democrat $40,000 or more, and his largest single donor is Leonard Litwin, who has contributed $800,000 in this election cycle.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28221478@N02/2941688941/">Matti Frisk</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Matti Frisk, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY regulators audit utilities on staff levels

ALBANY, N.Y. AP) New York regulators will audit power utilities to make sure they have enough workers to properly serve customers.  Go to full article
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin. Photo: Hokeful, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin. Photo: Hokeful, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vt. Senate approves political money bill

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) It's on to the desk of Gov. Peter Shumlin for a new campaign finance bill.

The Senate on Thursday approved a conference committee version of the bill that critics say is weaker than the versions originally passed by the House and Senate.  Go to full article
Individual receiving the flu vaccine. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/56037948@N03/8135365395/">NHS Employers</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Individual receiving the flu vaccine. Photo: NHS Employers, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Two flu-related deaths confirmed in central NY

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Health officials say two central New York residents have died of complications from the flu strain that's hitting young and middle-aged adults hard this year.  Go to full article

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