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Chartock Remembers "True Friend" Maurice Hinchey

Former Hudson Valley Congressman and New York state Assemblyman Maurice Hinchey died Wednesday at 79 after a public battle with a degenerative brain disease. Known as an environmental champion, Hinchey, a Democrat, served in the Assembly from 1975 until he was elected to Congress in 1992. He remained in the House until 2013, and helped inaugurate WAMC's popular Congressional Corner series, a daily segment that still runs today. WAMC's President and CEO Dr. Alan Chartock called Hinchey a "true friend," and shared his remembrances of the lawmaker with WAMC's Ian Pickus.

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Colorado Launches First In The Nation Post-Election Audits

While the word "audit" all by itself doesn't sound very fun, for the Colorado Secretary of State it's absolutely celebratory. Following the 2017 off-year election, the state is performing a first-in-the-nation risk-limiting audit of the statewide results. "We're here to celebrate the fact that we've finally reached this milestone in our nation," Secretary of State Wayne Williams said. The idea is to find strong statistical evidence that the election outcome was the correct one. The effort...

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