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  Cheap gas prices are making consumers happy at the pump, but not everyone is benefiting from the lower prices. New York’s counties, who impose a sales tax on gasoline, have lost over $200 million dollars in revenues.

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It’s as far north as you can get in New York, and it will soon be under new leadership.

Tritium Levels Spike In Groundwater Tests At Indian Point

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Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
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Additional testing has turned up higher levels of radioactive tritium in groundwater than what was reported last week at the Indian Point nuclear power plant. Plant officials say this is to be expected and stress there is no risk to public health and safety.

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The Berkshire County special needs school connected to abuse allegations says it has hired an outside consultant to review its programs. The Eagleton School has also terminated two of the five people charged in connection.

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Governor Cuomo says he’s fighting a proposed merger of KeyBank with First Niagara Bank, saying it would limit choice for New York consumers and could possibly violate anti trust laws.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, February 11, 2016.

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Thursday identified Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and Honeywell International as parties responsible for the PFOA contamination in the Rensselaer County village of Hoosick Falls.

(Airs 2/11 & 2/13) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by US Attorney Preet Bharara from the Southern District of New York.

We welcome back our esteemed panel of experts to respond to your scientific inquiries.  

(Airs 2/11/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Stephen Gottlieb, The Jay and Ruth Caplan Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School, WAMC Commentator, and Author of the new book Unfit for Democracy: The Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Democracy.

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