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WAMC New York News
11:06 am
Mon June 9, 2008

New Citizens Believe in the American Dream

Poughkeepsie, NY – A shaky economy, escalating inflation and a war that's lasted far longer than anyone anticipated has led to polls showing America's confidence in its future is slipping. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports that for many who have spent years hoping to becom Americans, this country is still the land of opportunity.

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Legislative Gazette
9:50 am
Mon June 9, 2008

The Legislative Gazette #823

Albany, NY – (Airs: 6/6/08 and 6/7/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Paterson iintroduces bill to impose a 4 percent tax cap on school taxes, Senator Schumer says a new federal regulation could financially
sink small boaters, and communities along New York's border with Canada are praising a plan to issue enhanced driver's licenses.

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9:48 am
Mon June 9, 2008

Word For The Wise #3521

Albany, NY – Word For The Wise #3521--06/09/08: Bad feelings and bad impulses

WAMC New York News
9:41 am
Mon June 9, 2008

Transit Companies: Release State Funds

Albany, NY – In the wake of high gasoline prices, New Yorkers are flocking to public transportation... and the bus companies are imploring state lawmakers to release millions of dollars to help cover soaring diesel prices. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

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North Country/Adirondacks News
7:30 am
Mon June 9, 2008

Suspect in 2006 homicides sues media, police

VT – The man charged with killing two people
and wounding two others during a series of shootings in 2006 is suing two media outlets, a police department, the state and the
hospital that treated him.WAMC's Jill Rontey has more...

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WAMC New England News
7:10 am
Mon June 9, 2008

Conn. to grant school credits for foreign language lessons

CT – Connecticut will soon join four other
states that let students receive high school credit for foreign language lessons in community and cultural programs. WAMC's Jill Rontey has more...

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WAMC New York News
6:23 am
Mon June 9, 2008

Confusion over drunk driving program

Sullivan County, NY – Anyone convicted of driving while intoxicated in Sullivan County must attend a Victim Impact Program. The program is offered bi-monthly. Some of the 83 assigned to attend the last program apparently didn't quite understand why they were in trouble. WAMC's Hank Gross...

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WAMC New York News
6:21 am
Mon June 9, 2008

Bill to hold the military accountable for medical malpractice

NY – New York Congressman Maurice Hinchey has asked the chairmen of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Judiciary Committee to hold hearings on a bill he has introduced to provide servicemen and woman with the right to hold the military accountable for medical malpractice. WAMC's Hank Gross has more...

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WAMC New York News
6:17 am
Mon June 9, 2008

Orange County development director may hand over business development functions

Orange County, NY – With the retirement of Orange County, NY's business William Trimble, County Executive Edward Diana is considering handing over the county's business development functions to the Orange County Partnership. That quasi-governmental agency is involved in marketing the county's business attractions, but Diana said he is considering handing over all functions to the Partnership. WAMC's Hank Gross has more...

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WAMC New York News
6:14 am
Mon June 9, 2008

Three fatal accidents over the weekend in the Catskills

NY – Three fatal accidents over the weekend in one Catskills Region, NY county. On Friday night around 10-45, 17-year-old George Quinn of Callicoon was struck and killed by a car on Route 97 in the Sullivan County Town of Delaware. WAMC's Hank Gross has more...

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