petition http://wamc.org en NY Court Allows Espaillat to Withdraw Petition http://wamc.org/post/ny-court-allows-espaillat-withdraw-petition <p>Lawyers for NYS Senator Adriano Espaillat have temporarily withdrawn their petition in their fight over his race to unseat U.S. Representative Charles Rangel.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>The lawyers got permission from a state Supreme Court justice Monday to withdraw their petition so they can refile later this week using broader legal arguments.</p><p>Espaillat spokesman Ibrahim Khan says the move lets them keep their legal options open while they fight for transparency. He says the campaign could now push for a new vote to be held.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 11:24:57 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 42355 at http://wamc.org NY Court Allows Espaillat to Withdraw Petition Petitioners Ask VT Council to Reconsider Jet Vote http://wamc.org/post/petitioners-ask-vt-council-reconsider-jet-vote <p>More than 1,600 people in the area of South&nbsp;Burlington, Vt., have signed a petition in support of locating new Air Guard jets at Burlington International Airport.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Pat Bradley reports&hellip;</p><p>The petition presented Monday urges the South&nbsp;Burlington City Council to reconsider its opposition to basing the new jets locally.</p><p>The Council voted last month against basing the F-35A at the Vermont Air Guard base. It sent questions to the Air Force related to a draft environmental impact statement related to elevated noise levels.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:04:22 +0000 Pat Bradley 41421 at http://wamc.org Petitioners Ask VT Council to Reconsider Jet Vote