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Local woman making name for herself in graphics and printing

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Local woman runs to raise money for asthma sufferers

Kids' boutique a vision of beauty

Women coming together to celebrate breast cancer survival

UAlbany student’s way with words getting noticed by big names

Capital Region woman helped make civil rights history

Stella Crockett Courtney grew up in a close knit, religious family. But in Lubbock, Texas in the 1950s, not even God was enough to bring blacks and whites together.

Woman leads double-life as engineer, pro-hockey player

Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too? An area woman is doing both living a double life and she’s making history doing it.

Capital Region fashion models glow on the runways of NYC

A group of local models is still basking in happiness, after having gotten the chance of a lifetime last week. It was the biggest event in their careers and they are ecstatic. They owe it all to one of the area’s top designers, Daniel Mozzes. His fashions are not only seen on the "Who's Who?" of Saratoga but are worn at most galas, teas, and fashionable events.

Bosnian native opens her heart and voice to help others back home

While this country grapples with the issues of immigration, a local woman remembers the war in her native land and still tries to help people there.

Albany councilmember on mission to change face of politics

Sometimes to fulfill our destiny, we have to take the long way home. That's the story of a local woman and she's bringing other young women with her.

Ballston Spa woman offers to plan Disney trip for you

 Want to go to Disney, but don’t have the time to plan your trip? A Ballston Spa woman says she will do it for you.

Bras providing 'lift' in self-esteem for women in need

While the YWCA does a lot for the women living there, it does not give out bras and doesn't accept used undergarments. One woman decided to help by combining the art of writing with the spirit of giving.

Capital Region women among hundreds of thousands to march in Washington

The day after Donald Trump is inaugurated as the country’s 45th president, hundreds of thousands of women will converge on Washington, D.C. for the Women's March on Washington, including women who will be on 55 buses coming from upstate New York. They say the goal is to remind the new president and Congress that women’s rights are human rights.

Woman creates beautiful art using hair as the canvas

When you think of mermaid, chances are it’s the mythical, beautiful, half-human half sea creation. That’s one definition. However, the one we’re talking about has women "dyeing" to meet a Scotia woman.

Woman organizing food co-op in downtown Schenectady

Downtown Schenectady has lots of things, from businesses to banks to Proctors Theatre. However, there’s one woman who says downtown is missing something – a grocery store. She’s making it her business to change that.

YWCA leader an advocate helping women overcome life’s challenges

A local woman is thankful for the women she works with. These are women some have forgotten about, but not Daquetta Jones. That's because she used to be one of those women.

‘Knitted Knockers’ boost self-confidence of breast cancer survivors

Two local women are trying to help breast cancer survivors, and they’re doing it with just a knitting needle and some yarn.

Woman puts pen to paper to encourage depression dialogue

More than 43 million Americans a year suffer from mental illness. One woman is hoping her story will offer hope.

Woman becomes youngest president of Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians

Native Americans have a philosophy that says “we don't own the land, it owns you, so you're a part of it.” But colonial wars, a reduction in their numbers and encroachment from white settlers would eventually uproot the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians from their land. It's a history etched in the mind of Shannon Holsey forever.

Woman cuts through chainsaw boundaries with unique art

Anytime you think of someone using a chainsaw, you probably think of a man. However, one woman is cutting through that perception through her amazing and unique art.

Tight ‘knit’ group saves Altamont business

Every day, we hear of businesses closing their doors, but we’ve found a group of women with a business model that just might help business stay in business.

Loudonville woman at her best when helping others

She volunteers and gives back, some say, to a fault. However, a Loudonville woman is in her element when she is helping others.

Female racing analyst hopes to be a trendsetter in the industry

Gabby Gaudet, 25, could be attracting a new generation to racing. In a profession and sport that's traditionally been male, she's one of the few female handicappers and the newest and youngest racing analyst for NYRA TV.

St. Rose professor supports students in and out of classroom

Sister Mary Anne Nelson, a professor at The College of St. Rose, supports her students in and out of the classroom.

Woman with a passion for words turns them into a reality

For poet Danielle Colin, words have always been powerful! Early on, the poems were for her-helping her maneuver through the challenges of life-then other people started listening to the words she spoke.

Manhunt underway after Warren County robbery, shooting

Jury deliberations underway in bus brawl trial

Acquaintances at Log Bay Day take stand in Alex West trial

Pittsfield police search for suspicious man approaching joggers

Driver killed, passenger injured after Selkirk crash

Dump truck, pickup truck collide in Brunswick

Crash kills Berkshire County man, injures toddler

Judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary city funding

NY Senate OKs term limits for legislative leadership posts

Police: Speed factor in crash that killed recent high school grad