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WAMC New England News
7:04 am
Tue March 18, 2008

Both sides gird for public hearing on Patrick's casino bill

MA – After months of increasingly harsh rhetoric on both sides, a bill that would legalize casino gambling in Massachusetts gets a public hearing today. WAMC's Jill Rontey reports...

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WAMC New England News
6:58 am
Tue March 18, 2008

Expanded Keno expected to boost sales by $100 million

MA – Sales of Keno tickets in Massachusetts
will be expanded beyond mostly bars and restaurants to other
locations. WAMC's Jill Rontey has more

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WAMC New England News
8:38 am
Mon March 17, 2008

Lawmakers look to strengthen mental health parity law.

Montpelier, VT – Vermont lawmakers are considering a bill that would tune up the state's mental health parity law, a decade-old measure designed to make sure health insurer cover illnesses of the mind to an equal degree as those of the body. Sarah LaDuke has more...

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WAMC New England News
5:09 am
Fri March 14, 2008

What one million looks like

Pittsfield, MA – The collection of one million aluminum soda can tabs has been donated by a Berkshire County middle school to the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield. The effort was in honor of a former student who lost her battle with cancer in the fall. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;

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WAMC New England News
7:18 am
Wed March 12, 2008

A bill targeting soaring health care costs will be heard on Beacon Hill

Boston, MA – A bill that targets soaring health care costs will be heard by a legislative panel on Beacon Hill. WAMC's Jill Rontey has more...

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WAMC New England News
7:19 am
Thu March 6, 2008

Bank robbery suspect caught in Poughkeepsie, NY

Poughkeepsie, NY – When Frank Surico of Poughkeepsie, NY was arrested by New York State Police from the Highland Barracks after he crashed into a Poughkeepsie Police vehicle, he was caught with the goods from the Citizens Bank branch in Pennsylvania he had just robbed. WAMC's Hank Gross reports...

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WAMC New England News
7:13 am
Thu March 6, 2008

State economic stimulus package

CT – Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell says the state's surplus is shrinking every day and it's dangerous to consider spending it on a state economic stimulus package that some Democrats are proposing. Details from WAMC's Carrie Saldo

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WAMC New England News
6:26 am
Thu March 6, 2008

City on Trial for failed $1 billion waterfront development proposal

Bridgeport, CT – The City of Bridgeport, Connecticut and its former mayor are on trial in connection with a failed $1 billion waterfront development proposal. More from WAMC's Carrie Saldo...

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WAMC New England News
6:56 am
Wed March 5, 2008

High school free speech case goes before federal appeals court

Burlington, CT – A federal appeals court has heard arguments in the free speech case of a Connecticut teenager, who claims officials at her high school improperly barred her from serving on
the student council because of what she wrote in an Internet blog. WAMC's Jill Rontey reports...

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WAMC New England News
7:51 am
Tue March 4, 2008

Weather could affect attendance.

Montpelier, VT – Vermonters may have to endure slippery roads as they head to Town Meeting today. Sarah LaDuke has more...

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