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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.

RPI grad reflects on how daunting journey helped her grow

RPI grad reflects on how daunting journey helped her grow


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Saratoga Springs teacher's care packets help keep classroom connections

Saratoga Springs teacher's care packets help keep classroom connections


Albany hair salon owner's wig idea takes off during pandemic

Food van quickly pivots to fruit and veggie house calls

Granville High senior helping keep classmates' spirits up

Woman's business specializes in gun lessons for women

Karen Butler still remembers what it was like when she first learned to shoot a gun.


Beauty entrepreneur working to overcome business challenges from coronavirus

Coronavirus has changed the way companies do business as they have to come up with creative ways to make a living. That includes La'keisha Solomon of K. Solomon Beauty Products.


Former Amsterdam mayor continues to show off creative side

A woman known for leading the city of Amsterdam for eight years also has a very creative side she says has been with her most of her life.


Support group's travels bring emotional comfort to Schenectady cancer survivor

After Dr. Susan Trocciola of Schenectady met her medical crisis head-on, she's now finding her way back and starting a fresh chapter.


Saratoga Springs-native uses firsthand coronavirus experience to warn millennials

Valerie Wilson grew up in Saratoga Springs, but she's a world traveler. However, it is in her own country she believes she contracted the coronavirus.


Salon owner in Saratoga Springs ready to launch bridal makeup line

Mac, Covergirl, Bobbie Brown - if you're a woman, you know those are all well-known makeup lines that have been around for years. There's a new makeup line set to roll out very soon. It was created by a local makeup artist, who we here at NewsChannel 13 know very well.


Coxsackie mom's daughter inspires book about tolerance and inclusion

A Coxsackie mom wants to help kids learn a lesson about tolerance and inclusion.


National roller-skating champ trains new generation in Rotterdam

When Dorian Perren was growing up, you could say the most exciting thing was not when she learned to walk, but to roll.


Albany woman's compassion helps urban communities deal with grief

Lisa Good of Albany is a woman who meets people in their darkest hours after they've lost a loved one to violence. If it's hard to imagine how she musters up the courage to do such challenging work, her own story may provide some answers.


Albany mom hopes senseless loss helps save lives of other young men

Losing a child is one of the most painful things a parent can face and when it is the result of gun violence, it seems like such a senseless loss.


Longtime Albany furniture store owner retiring

Virginia Spadaro has been a fixture in the Capital Region for 40 years. Now she's saying goodbye.


Woman on mission to paint different Adirondack scene every day in February

Some people celebrate the beauty of the Adirondacks by pushing themselves to hike all the 46 high peaks, but a former “Today’s Woman” is testing herself by painting a different Adirondack scene every day during the month of February.


Bubbly school crossing guard on mission to brighten Albany kids' day

To some drivers, she's just the school crossing guard at the corner of North Lake and Sherman in Albany, but to the kids of Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys, she's Ms. Lulu.


Mother-in-law's Alzheimer's diagnosis sparks art project

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Woman using alopecia diagnosis to help inspire others

Life at times throws us all a curveball, but it's what we do with it that determines if we knock that ball out of the park.


Woman's career change providing a 'sweet' life

Evelyn Keplinger is living her second life and it is a sweet one! She makes elaborate wedding cakes with so much detail, they're almost too pretty to eat!


Importance of serving community drives sisters to Albany Co. Legislature

When sisters Carolyn McLaughlin and Wanda Faye Willingham were growing up in Albany's South End, the importance of community was instilled at a young age.


Woman turning old pairs of jeans into new memories

Most of us own a couple pair of jeans. When they become worn, we just replace them. However, Pauline Sanders is taking worn jeans and making memories.


Woman's new salsa line turning up the heat

What would you do to live your passion? Kathleen Hallinan Mueller traveled to another country. The result is Tienda Salsita, a new salsa line that is her very own.


Duanesburg salon gives woman with cancer surprise makeover

The doors of Henrietta "Hank" Dunn's beauty salon, Turnpike Tresses in Duanesburg, are closed because she's waiting for an amazing woman to show up -- not just her but her entire team. They anticipate her arrival any minute now.


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US cuts World Health Organization ties over virus response

President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Mohawk Valley, North Country, cleared for Phase 2

Mohawk Valley, North Country, cleared for Phase 2

Minneapolis cop who knelt on man's neck charged with murder

A protester carries a U.S. flag upside, a sign of distress, next to a burning building Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Trump adds fuel to protest fires with denounced tweet

President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order aimed at curbing protections for social media giants, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Albany County reports 21 new coronavirus cases

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy speaks at his daily coronavirus briefing.

Colonie house fire under investigation

Colonie house fire under investigation

Capital Region photographer doing photo shoots through FaceTime

Capital Region photographer doing photo shoots through FaceTime

Hudson eyecare center has new safety measures

Hudson eyecare center has new safety measures

George Floyd protesters set Minneapolis police station afire

Demonstrators gather Thursday, May 28, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. Protests over the death of George Floyd, the black man who died in police custody broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Police across US speak out against Minneapolis custody death

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2017 file photo, then Chattanooga's acting Police Chief David Roddy speaks after being announced as Mayor Andy Berke's choice for new police chief during a news conference at the Police Services Center, in Chattanooga, Tenn.  The reaction from some law enforcement on the death of a handcuffed black man by a white Minneapolis officer stands in stark contrast to their responses to other in-custody fatalities.

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