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WAMC New York News
8:58 am
Wed January 12, 2005

SUNY NP Receives $1 Million Gift

New Paltz, NY – SUNY New Paltz has received its largest-ever scholarship fund gift. And it's from a former Westchester County schoolteacher. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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WAMC New York News
8:57 am
Wed January 12, 2005

Vermont Re-importation Lawsuit Gets National Support

Montpelier, VT – The AARP and ten other consumer groups across the country have joined Vermont's lawsuit against the federal government over the re-importation of prescription drugs. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
12:49 pm
Tue January 11, 2005

NY Senate & Assembly Take on Rules Changes

Albany, NY – A nasty fight on the Senate floor was averted when Republicans, in the Majority in that house, succumbed to pressure by Minority Party Democrats. They agreed to come up with bipartisan changes to make the
Senate's rules more open and democratic. WAMC's Capitol Correspondent, Karen DeWitt reports.

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WAMC New York News
12:43 pm
Tue January 11, 2005

Work Readiness Credential Considered for NY Schools

Albany, NY – Several states, including New York, are developing a national "work readiness credential" to supplement existing high school diplomas. But some educators fear it could be a disincentive for students seeking a high school diploma.
WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
12:42 pm
Tue January 11, 2005

Town Board Proposes Revised Water District

New Baltimore, NY – A water district proposal was up for a vote last night by the town board of New Baltimore, in Greene County. The town board has decided to go ahead with bringing in municipal water, but has proposed changes to that water's destination. The decision has raised eyebrows among supporters and opponents of the municipal water system. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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WAMC New York News
12:41 pm
Tue January 11, 2005

Gonzales Appointment Will Affect Region

Northampton, MA – Since Congress passed the USA Patriot Act in 2001, four states and hundreds of cities around the country have formally opposed the Act. Much of the organizing for those resolutions was done by a small organization in Western Massachusetts called the Bill of Rights Defense Committee. Now the group is fighting the nomination of Alberto Gonzales for attorney general. WAMC's Pioneer Valley bureau Chief Eesha Williams reports.

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WAMC New York News
11:38 am
Tue January 11, 2005

SUNY Chancellor Asks for Leave

Albany, NY – SUNY Chancellor Robert King has asked for a six-month leave of absence to study at Harvard and pursue other projects. The request comes just days before the state budget is to be released, and during a time when the Chancellor has been pursuing tuition increases. WAMC's Capitol Correspondent Karen Dewitt reports.

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WAMC New York News
11:38 am
Tue January 11, 2005

SUNY Chancellor Asks for Leave

Albany, NY – SUNY Chancellor Robert King has asked for a six-month leave of absence to study at Harvard and pursue other projects. The request comes just days before the state budget is to be released, and during a time when the Chancellor has been pursuing tuition increases. WAMC's Capitol Correspondent Karen Dewitt reports.

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WAMC New York News
11:38 am
Tue January 11, 2005

SUNY Chancellor Asks for Leave

Albany, NY – SUNY Chancellor Robert King has asked for a six-month leave of absence to study at Harvard and pursue other projects. The request comes just days before the state budget is to be released, and during a time when the Chancellor has been pursuing tuition increases. WAMC's Capitol Correspondent Karen Dewitt reports.

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WAMC New York News
11:36 am
Tue January 11, 2005

Dean Formalizes DNC Run

Plattsburgh, NY – Howard Dean made it official today: he formally announced he is a candidate for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee.
WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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