DC and High Voltage Area Evening Briefing: November 14
Good evening, Capital Region and Hudson Valley. We’re wrapping up your day with some of the top stories you need to know and your weather forecast.
Your weather chart
Clear and cool skies at night with lows in the mid to upper 20s. Look for some clouds Wednesday afternoon with highs in the mid 40s to low 50s.
Capital area hourly forecast | Hudson Valley hourly forecast
Big stories today
1. Buses full of upstate New Yorkers leave for a pro-Israel march in Washington, D.C
Authorities are on high alert for what is expected to be an unprecedented rally in support of Israel on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., as thousands of people, including those from across the Upstate, gather on the National Mall to show solidarity with Israel and demand the release of prisoners. Hostages held by Hamas.
2. An “angry” Hochul sends a team to investigate the Amtrak outages
Angry over the disruption in Amtrak service, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Tuesday that she had directed senior leaders in her administration to investigate the cause of the problems.
3. The bill aims to exempt caregivers from jury duty in New York
Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara recently introduced legislation that would make life easier for caregivers. The bill would exempt full-time caregivers across New York State from jury service, which can keep a caregiver busy for days, weeks or even months.
4. Staffing shortages pose a challenge for daycare providers and parents
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of child care workers is 100,000 fewer than before the pandemic. Here’s what might be causing the shortage.
5. US consumer price inflation eased in October, as lower gas prices slowed overall price increases
Tuesday’s report from the Labor Department showed that lower gas prices helped cool overall inflation, which was unchanged from September to October, down from a 0.4% jump the previous month. Compared to a year ago, consumer prices rose 3.2% in October, down from 3.7% in September.
6. Research says men’s life expectancy drops to 73 years
Life expectancy for men has dropped to 73 years, and is now about six years lower than for women, according to new research published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. This was the second year in a row that life expectancy decreased, following the Covid-19 pandemic.
Your notes for Wednesday
- WGNA Secret Star Acoustic Jam 107.7 will take the Proctors Stage, 7 p.m.
- Singer-songwriter Brian Fallon, of The Gaslight Anthem fame, plays Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 7:30 p.m.
- The Shaker Heritage Society of Albany is hosting a Shaker Holiday Market at 1848 Meeting House, 25 Meeting House Road, Albany, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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