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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.

Woman takes comfort food on the road

Woman takes comfort food on the road


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Young chocolate shop owner following in family's footsteps

Young chocolate shop owner following in family's footsteps


UAlbany Student Association president on mission to change race relations

Skidmore student bringing equity, inclusion and equality to forefront

Woman 'cooks up' unique path from corporate world to restaurant kitchen

Woman turns single jar into fledgling business

How do you work, take care of your family, but then have time to live your passion? One woman found the perfect ingredient to make it all happen.


Dessert business proving sweet for Kinderhook woman

Marjan Beebe is living the sweet life – and it all started with a challenge from her date after she tasted the apple pie he'd ordered.


Niskayuna teen 'handwrites' big success story

It’s a surprise to many how cursive writing is now considered by some people as no longer relevant. Keyboards and technology are said to blame. While Anna Williams loves to text, this teen makes it her business to remind people that one of the best ways of communicating is with a letter written with a good pen.


Couple foregoes big wedding to help build labor clinic in faraway land

Most brides go for the big wedding with lots of bridesmaids, the expensive dress, the cake, pictures and more. However, an Albany woman decided to give up all of that to help people in a faraway land. She also invited her friends to do the same.


New York State trooper encourages others to join the force

Trooper Lisa MacLauchlin is in her element when she’s meeting people and sharing why she thinks joining the New York State Police is a great job.


Fashion designer vows Capital Region return

We often hear young people say they have to leave the area in order to live their dreams. A young woman is determined, despite these challenges, to come back to her hometown.


70-year-old grandma deadlifting like a pro

She was content to just go to the gym and lift a few weights to stay in shape. That’s until she met a trainer who suggested she try lifting something heavier.


Schenectady woman shares meaningful discovery through art

A Schenectady woman is crediting art with helping her discover who she is and now she’s hoping it will do the same for others.


Woman honors grandma by sharing tea tradition

A Delmar woman is honoring her grandmother by way of a family tradition. It’s a tradition she hopes to share with more than family.


Saratoga Springs woman flying high and serving her country

A local woman literally spends much of her time with her head in the clouds, traveling to some of the far reaches of the world. Now, she’s sharing those adventures in a book aimed at inspiring little girls.


Woman's mission is helping others eat healthily

ALBANY - Sharon Lastique is smiling on the inside. It happens whenever someone orders from her café, Healthy on Lark. She says it's an opportunity for people to choose to eat clean.


GE engineer has dreams of changing the world

They are often presented as victims, as submissive, passive, oppressed women. We are talking about Muslim women. However, an area woman puts all those stereotypes to shame.


Woman transforms true passion into fulfilling reality

For many people, what they do for a living is just a job to them. However, for one local woman, the typical job wasn’t working. It took her a while, but she finally found her passion.


Guyana native living American dream

Bridget Singh Liebson moved to the United States from Guyana in 1983. After achieving her American dream, she's getting ready to finally earn her GED at age 56 and is thinking about college.


Fierce advocate always ready to tackle life’s challenges

Sometimes, the education we seek comes from many forms. For one woman, the knowledge she gained came not only from her studies, but from unforeseen circumstances as well. However, she says she’s all the better for it.


Woman’s kindhearted approach helps Watervliet students

Geraldine Ferris is a petite woman, but for the past 20 years, she’s had an extremely big heart when it comes to helping students at Watervliet Elementary School get the best education.


Debate continues over points made in Ivanka Trump's new book

Debate continues over the new book written by Ivanka Trump. It’s called, "Women Who Work." With her stature and access to the White House, some say Trump has the opportunity to help change the workplace for women, but they say her book missed the mark.


UAlbany senior achieves internet fame with haircare videos

It’s a topic that continues to cause debate – the policing of black women’s hair. For years, many black women straightened their hair because they weren’t accepted with their natural hair. Now, there’s a movement to go natural and one woman is helping to lead the charge.


Menands group helps girls get prom dresses

Carol Darmetko said her prom was great. But the memory of what it took for her to get to her high school prom is still fresh in her mind.


Sage College student learns value of volunteering

When Katie Gnirrep graduates from Sage College next year, she'll walk out with more than a degree. She'll also have learned invaluable lessons that will last her a lifetime.


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After weeks of deals, stores aim to draw Black Friday crowds

After weeks of deals, stores aim to draw Black Friday crowds

Black Friday is now kind of a gray area

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Egypt: Militants kill at least 235 in attack on Sinai mosque

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Pilot found dead after crash had flown planes his whole life

Pilot found dead after crash had flown planes his whole life

Richmondville man charged with sex abuse against kids

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'Gunfire' sparks panic in London, but police find nothing

'Gunfire' sparks panic in London, but police find nothing

Two year anniversary marked of Saratoga County man's disappearance

Two year anniversary marked of Saratoga County man's disappearance

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Flynn may be moving to cooperate with Mueller's Russia probe

Michael Flynn

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