Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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North Country News
11:31 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Cross-Border Trade Forum Held

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A forum on cross-border trade with Canada was held Friday morning in northern New York.  Congressman Bill Owens hosted Canadian and U.S. officials and business interests at Clarkson University for a discussion on trade and cross-border economic strategies.

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North Country News
5:57 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Doctors Raise Concerns About Vermont Health Care Reforms

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A group of physicians opposed to Vermont’s move to create a single-payer health care system is warning that planned changes could drive practitioners out of the state.

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New York News
5:51 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Congressman Hosts Cross Border Forum

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Congressman Bill Owens is hosting a forum on trade and cross border economic strategies between the U.S. and Canada Friday morning at Clarkson University.

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North Country News
5:45 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Vermont National Guard Furloughs Postponed

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Furloughs affecting 500 Vermont National Guard members due to automatic federal spending cuts have been delayed.

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North Country News
5:41 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Vermont Judge Tells Defendant to Change T-shirt

A Vermont judge refused to arraign a domestic violence suspect until he changed his shirt, which had the words: "I bust mine to kick yours."

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North Country News
5:35 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Kudos From New England Journal of Medicine for Vermont

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An article in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine is praising Vermont's efforts to redesign its health care system, saying Vermont can provide a roadmap for other states.

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North Country News
3:50 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Dichotomous Organizations Form Website and Non-Profit

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Two non-profit think tanks with opposite philosophical views have teamed to create a joint website to promote state and local government transparency in Vermont.

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North Country News
5:40 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Doyle Town Meeting Poll Results Released

Doyle Poll Results 2013
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The results of an annual poll distributed at Vermont Town Meeting Day sessions have been released.  Even the person who crafts the well-known survey admits it’s an unscientific assessment of Vermonters’ perspective on issues.

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North Country News
5:33 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Feds Delay Health Exchanges, Vermont Moves Forward

Implementation of health care exchanges, a key facet of the Affordable Care Act, is being delayed in states where the federal government is controlling them. The move is not expected to affect Vermont’s rollout of its state controlled system.

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North Country News
5:25 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Vermont Lawmakers Weigh Pot Decriminalization

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A Vermont House committee is taking testimony on a proposal to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.

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