Orange County, NY – Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama's selection of Delaware Senator Joseph Biden as his running mate is an excellent choice, Orange County, NY Democratic Chairman Jonathan Jacobson said. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.
Albany, NY – The New York State Attorney General's office has issued eight tips for minimizing the risk of signing a natural gas lease. Property owners in Sullivan County are now being offered land leases on their property by drilling companies. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.
Poughkeepsie, NY – Police continue to investigate a shootout on a Poughkeepsie, NY city street late Friday night that left one man dead and two wounded. Police said Davell Melton of Poughkeepsie was shot and died at a hospital after being struck by gunfire while near Cannon and Academy streets at 11 p.m. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.
NY – The New York Regional Interconnection company has filed its response to the state Public Service Commission with the expectation the agency will rule its application to build a 190 mile long power line to be complete. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.
MA – Sen. Edward Kennedy could make an unscheduled appearance at this week's Democratic convention if his physicians give him the go-ahead. WAMC's Jill Rontey has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Springfield, MA – The state has added about 1,900 new workers in the past year even as Gov. Deval Patrick warns of possible budget cuts to help deal with a $1 billion deficit. WAMC's Jill Rontey has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Albany, NY – DOLORES HUERTA: EDUCATOR AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZER -
The high school dropout crisis is a familiar them on this program. Now, comes this report from California. A new statewide count of high school dropouts, based on the tracking of individual students, shows significantly higher numbers than had earlier been reported. The California Department of Education says fully one in four high school students fail to graduate with their class. That nearly doubles the previous dropout rate from last year.