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Hudson Valley News
9:07 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Moody's Upgrades Rockland's Bond Rating

Rockland County’s fiscal picture is looking brighter, according to Moody’s.

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New York News
6:46 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

New Yorkers Lag As Potential Organ Donors

Fewer New Yorkers have signed up as organ donors than most Americans, prompting the state to seek help boosting enrollment and shortening its list of patients who die waiting.

A study from Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield shows 22 percent of New York adults in the donor registry, compared with 48 percent nationally.

The study also shows 539 New Yorkers died awaiting a transplant last year while others became too sick and ineligible.

Currently 8,667 people are on New York's list for a kidney and 1,352 for a liver, some waiting more than five years.

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New England News
6:28 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Gov. Patrick Said He Is Hearing Support For Plan To Shelter Immigrant Children

Emotions remain high over Gov. Deval Patrick’s offer to temporarily house unaccompanied immigrant children in Massachusetts.  No final decision has been made about where the children would stay, if federal authorities accept the offer.

Gov. Patrick said comments to his office are running as high as three-to-one in favor of his offer to shelter some of the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who have streamed across the country’s southern border this year. Patrick said he had received no new information from the federal government since he made the offer on July 18th.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Astorino Gains From Ethics Commission Controversy

Credit Office of the Westchester County Executive

  The little known and underfunded Republican challenger for Governor in New York has been getting a boost from incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo’s troubles over alleged interference in an ethics panel. Rob Astorino has been doing his best to keep the controversy, first reported in an in-depth story in the New York Times, alive.

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New York News
5:08 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Long Lines Greet Hillary Clinton In Saratoga Springs

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

More than a thousand supporters and a few protesters greeted former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who signed copies of her memoir Hard Choices at Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs.

The line outside stretched down Broadway and around the corner. More than 1,000 gathered in the Spa City to greet the former Secretary of State and Democratic U.S. Senator.

Deb Fasser was standing near the back of the line with her daughter.

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New York News
4:47 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Authorities Say Soldiers Get $92M In Debt Relief

Credit Post University in Connecticut

New York and 12 other states have settled an investigation into improper lending with a court agreement to shut down the company and expected to provide $92 million in debt relief for 17,800 U.S. military personnel.

New York's Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says deceptive practices by Rome Finance Co. based in California and Georgia included failing to accurately disclose charges and interest rates and helping retailers inflate prices, with repayments taken from soldiers' paychecks.

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New York News
4:33 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Survey Supports Upstate Casino Development

Credit Triin Q/Flickr

Public perception of casinos among upstate New Yorkers continues to evolve. While new gaming halls will be built, people have become more aware of the long-term positives and negatives they'll bring to surrounding areas. 

A Time Warner Cable News/Siena College Poll out Monday finds a majority of those polled favor building a Capitol Region casino.

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New England News
4:10 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Massachusetts Lawmakers Eye $40M In Statehouse Repairs

Credit wikipedia.org

Massachusetts lawmakers are hoping to spend as much as $40 million to upgrade the House and Senate chambers at the Statehouse.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, July 29, 2014. 

WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

The Book Show #1358 - Peter Biskind

    For years, there were rumors that filmmaker Henry Jaglom had taped hours of his conversations with Orson Welles but that the tapes had been lost. They weren't.

Now the transcripts have been released in a new book, edited and introduced by Peter Biskind. The new book is My Lunches with Orson: Conversations between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles.

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