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New England News
8:30 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Border Fee Study Blocked

U.S. Canadian border at Champlain, NY
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Two of the region’s Congressional representatives say a proposed land border fee proposal has been defeated.

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Central New York News
12:32 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Peace Activists Issue "Order of Protection" Against Drone Attacks on Civilians

Protestors assembled Monday at Hancock AFB, Syracuse NY
Credit The Upstate NY Coalition to Ground the Drones & End the Wars

Two Yale students and a long-time peace activist from New England were arrested Monday in a unusual protest at a Central New York air base.  The trio are bent on stopping drone strikes on civilians in distant lands.

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New York News
7:15 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Amendment to Block Border Crossing Fee Passes

Border crossing between Champlain, NY and Lacolle, Quebec
Credit Andrei Tilin, Montreal, Quebec/Wikimedia Commons

An amendment introduced by NY Congressman Bill Owens to block a border fee proposed by the Department of Homeland Security in its 2014 budget request was passed in the Appropriations committee Wednesday.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Border Fee Idea Scorned Along Vermont-Canada Border

Credit Flanker/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

Vermonters are joining the chorus of criticism over a Department of Homeland Security proposal to study charging a fee to enter the United States at land border crossings.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Negative Response to Proposed Fee to Cross Border

Border crossing between Champlain NY and Lacolle, Quebec
Credit Andrei Tilin, Montreal, Quebec/Wikimedia Commons

The Department of Homeland Security is including in its 2014 budget a request for a feasibility study to charge people to cross the border.  Tourism, business and legislative interests in New York’s north country say the idea could harm economic ties between the U.S. and Canada.

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New England News
6:25 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Area Dems Urge Reversal of TSA's New Knife Policy

Area democrats are urging Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to reverse a decision that would allow passengers to bring small knives onto airplanes

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New England News
7:36 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Feds to Launch Secure Communities Program in MA

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has notified state officials that they plan to launch the federal Secure Communities program in Massachusetts over the objections of Governor Deval Patrick and immigration activists.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

Massachusetts Public Safety Secretary Mary Beth Heffernan described Secure Communities as an information sharing program between federal agencies that can only be implemented by the federal government.

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