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Elaine Houston presents a new Today's Women segment every Thursday on NewsChannel 13 Live at 5:30. You can contact Elaine at ehouston@wnyt.com.

UAlbany senior achieves internet fame with haircare videos

UAlbany senior achieves internet fame with haircare videos


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Menands group helps girls get prom dresses

Menands group helps girls get prom dresses


Sage College student learns value of volunteering

One-stop website brings culture, nightlife to black community

Local woman making name for herself in graphics and printing

Local woman runs to raise money for asthma sufferers

Running is something Pilar Arthur-Snead never, ever envisioned herself doing.


Kids' boutique a vision of beauty

Tantrums Spa and Boutique in Crossgates Mall is a sight to behold. The walls are brightly colored. Music from "Frozen" along with other pop songs bellows from the back of the store. Along with nails, the little girls can dip their tiny toes into one of many basins, while sitting on a hot pink sofa.


Women coming together to celebrate breast cancer survival

A big party is slated for April 8 for a select group of women. It is a group no one would volunteer to be a part of. However, many say they will celebrate life more because they are a survivor.


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

She writes about social issues for MTV, blogs about Taylor Swift, is about to get a job with a big media and financial group and she's still in college.


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.


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Ambulance crashes into tree in Duanesburg killing one and hospitalizing two others

Ambulance crashes into tree in Duanesburg killing one and hospitalizing two others

Pain and Payments: Workers' comp at criminal youth centers

Pain and Payments: Workers' comp at criminal youth centers

Future of Albany's trash in question

Future of Albany's trash in question

Three seek to succeed Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen

Three seek to succeed Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen

NY lawmakers vote to let Uber, Lyft start upstate June 29

A woman gets in an Uber car at LaGuardia Airport in New York, Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Environmentalists: Amendment would have quickened state's response in Hoosick Falls

Environmentalists: Amendment would have quickened state's response in Hoosick Falls

Report disputes claim on pre-existing conditions

Report disputes claim on pre-existing conditions

Police identify victim of deadly Albany stabbing

Elk Street in Albany

Person talked down from bridge at Everett Rd.

Person talked down from bridge at Everett Rd.

Advocates push to legalize e-bikes on streets

Advocates push to legalize e-bikes on streets

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