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Couple's new podcast explores life when spouse is behind bars

Couple's new podcast explores life when spouse is behind bars

Clifton Park storeowner encouraging Black women to embrace natural beauty

Clifton Park storeowner encouraging Black women to embrace natural beauty

Health professional calls for better vaccine access for minorities

All-female Malta real-estate brokerage breaking barriers

Greenville Drive-In lending space to artists, craftspeople

Albany gym owner mixing compassion with cardio

At PWR Training Facility in Albany, trainer Brittany Burnham puts members through their paces, but always manages to mix compassion with the cardio.

Woman brings high 'energy' to law field

If you talk to Amanda Devito-Trinsey, she would tell you she didn't foresee herself as a defender of Lady Justice.

Traveling nurse with Albany ties spreading love during pandemic

Tyhisha Ghaffar-Adjei learned to be of service to others from the women in her life. Her mom and aunt were nurses and activists.

Clifton Park women work to turn tiny house store into big business

It seems like more and more people are really getting into the new tiny house movement, including Nicole Nicholas and Randi Poillon.

Author's book encourages women to follow their dreams as she did

Ella Maria LeBlanc has worked in television as a camerawoman at NewsChannel 13 and at the state Assembly as a producer and interviewer, but her longtime dream has centered on being a writer and working for herself.

Organization empowering women with tools to succeed in new employment

Soroptimist is a name that may be hard to pronounce, but there's nothing complicated about the work the women's group does on behalf of women.

Boarding school teaching experience provides inspiration for Saratoga writer

Writer Emily Layden's memories of growing up in Saratoga are fond ones. A cousin and an uncle were also writers. However, she would have to spend some time in the classroom as a teacher before she could tell her story.

Woman with Waterford ties turning discarded books into art

What do you think happens to unsold books that stores want to send back to publishers, but publishers don't want to pay the shipping costs? Well, not all can be donated to charity and many will be destroyed. However, Judy Houbre has decided to recycle them, giving them a new life.

Capital Region artist known for comforting quilts adapts to survive pandemic

Susan Rivers has always had her feet in the environment and her hands on a sewing machine. She's worked for FEMA by profession, but she's never been able to give up life as an artist.

Woman celebrates three separate careers of serving others

Jacqueline Goralczyk is a renaissance woman. She's had three careers, all with the goal of serving others.

State Sen. Hinchey happy to serve rural voters in NY-46

Newly-elected State Senator Michelle Hinchey was born into a political family, and spent time watching her dad connect with people and help them with their problems.

Leader of Food Pantries for the Capital District driven by big heart

Food is the common denominator that all of us need. For nearly the past 10 years, Natasha Pernicka has been at the helm of a coalition that makes sure people don't go hungry.

First female fire chief in Brunswick hopes to inspire others

Lisa Symington, the new chief of the Mountain View Fire Company in Brunswick, says Wednesday's inauguration is a profound example that women can do anything.

Group of women helping Capital Region non-profits help others

The group 100 Women Who Care is changing the lives of thousands of people in the Capital Region.

School food service directors reflect on huge task to keep kids fed in trying year

They are not first responders or those working on the frontlines, but during this pandemic, they've provided a vital service and helped maintain a sense of normalcy for thousands of school kids.

Latham business adapts to changing times by switching from brick-and-mortar to online

Karen Macielak owns Bumble B's Ladies' Boutique. They were in Latham's Newton Plaza. However, when the pandemic hit, she had to shut down. She always knew in order for business to survive, she had to grow it online.

Woman's outdoor gear line a hit during pandemic

Tracy Slocum loves the great outdoors. About three years ago, she set out to combine luxury and fun in a blanket. NewsChannel 13 first brought you her story on the waterproof blankets she designed called Pretty Rugged.

Women find success with new hair accessory business sparked by kids

Our world hasn't gotten back to normal yet. However, that hasn't stopped women from moving forward and trying their hands at things they might not have done if this year hadn't been so challenging.

Albany, Schenectady lawyers join forces to help communities of color

Income inequality can do more than just determine where you live and what you're able to afford. It can also impact the decisions you make, and the consequences of bad decisions can last a lifetime.

Grandma achieves dream of college degree

NewsChannel 13 first introduced you to Bridget Singh-Liebson in 2017. A native of Guyana, she dreamt of coming to the United States, and her dream came true.

Primary elections underway in New York state

Primary elections underway in New York state

Valatie community looks to address 'problem' intersection

Valatie community looks to address 'problem' intersection

People can fish for free in NY state this weekend

he Walleye Ice Fishing Challenge starts at 7 a.m. on Saturday in Fulton County.

Sentencing date set for NXIVM co-defendant Allison Mack

Sentencing date set for NXIVM co-defendant Allison Mack

Pittsfield man killed in Malta Northway crash

Pittsfield man killed in Malta Northway crash

GOP ready to block elections bill in Senate showdown

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., heads to the chamber to begin the week as Democrats try to advance President Joe Biden's legislative agenda, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 21, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

A last push, then a long wait in NYC mayoral primary

Voters mark their ballots at Frank McCourt High School, in New York, Tuesday, June 22, 2021. The final votes are set to be cast Tuesday in New York's party primaries, where mayors, prosecutors, judges and city and county legislators will be on the ballot, along with other municipal offices. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Survey: New York, Massachusetts bridges in need of repair

Survey: New York, Massachusetts bridges in need of repair

PHOTOS: Severe storms hit Capital Region

Lightning in Voorheesville

Car crashes into Schodack garage

Car crashes into Schodack garage