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WAMC New York News
1:08 pm
Wed December 22, 2004

Racial Lines Studied By New York Doctors

Albany, NY – Doctors in New York State have formed a task force to study the racial and ethnic disparities in the healthcare system. WAMC's Senior Correspondent Brian Shields reports that the co-chair of the task force says overt and covert racism are part of the problem.

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WAMC New York News
1:06 pm
Wed December 22, 2004

Anti-gay Group to Protest at Plattsburgh Event

Plattsburgh, NY – An anti-gay activist and his followers plan to visit Plattsburgh during its biggest festival next year. The Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church's request to rent a booth at the Plattsburgh Mayor's Cup Festival came after the City Council debated whether political and activist groups should be allowed to rent information booths during the event. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
1:04 pm
Wed December 22, 2004

Vermont Yankee Workers Exposed to Radiation

Vernon, VT – Recently released regulatory records show that workers at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant were exposed to unusually high levels of radiation. Radiation can cause cancer and other health effects. A citizens' group is now calling on regulators to fine Vermont Yankee's owner. WAMC's Eesha Williams reports.

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WAMC New York News
1:03 pm
Wed December 22, 2004

HV Residents To Boycott Local Movie Theaters

Red Hook, NY – Some Hudson Valley residents and community groups are banding together in preparation for a boycott against three area cinemas. They say they are protesting an ad they've heard about what kinds of films the cinemas will show. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.

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WAMC New York News
9:44 am
Wed December 22, 2004

NY Senate Holds Special Session

Albany, NY – State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno says his house will meet in session Wednesday to act on budget reform legislation that may include overriding a veto by Governor Pataki. WAMC's Capitol Correspondent Karen Dewitt reports.

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WAMC New York News
9:41 am
Wed December 22, 2004

HV Lawmaker Drives Home Environmental Message

Hudson, NY – A New York Assemblyman who represents areas of the Hudson Valley has put himself in the driver's seat of helping to improve the environment. Environmentalists says they hope other lawmakers follow suit. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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WAMC New York News
9:40 am
Wed December 22, 2004

Paper Company Easements Opens Recreational Lands

Plattsburgh, NY – New York State and International Paper officials are preparing to sign contracts that will ultimately provide public recreation rights on nearly 260-thousand acres that the paper company owns throughout the Adirondack Park. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
12:58 pm
Tue December 21, 2004

Retailer Solicitation Bans Hurt Kettle Campaign

Kingston, NY – Bell-ringers aren't manning the red Salvation Army kettles outside certain major retailers this holiday season. This marks the first year Salvation Army kettles will be banned outside nationwide retail chain, Target, and Salvation Army officials say the store's ban will cut down on donations. The ban is not only impacting donations nationwide, but in the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas as well. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.

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WAMC New York News
12:56 pm
Tue December 21, 2004

Final Border Designs Presented

Plattsburgh, NY – Final plans were presented this morning for the re-designed "Port of Excellence" project at the Champlain border crossing in northern New York. The effort to build a 100-million dollar state-of-the-art border crossing should see its groundbreaking this spring. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
12:54 pm
Tue December 21, 2004

State Urges Car-Pooling

Springfield, MA – Massachusetts is below the national average for percentage of commuters who carpool. A new state agency is trying to change that. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Eesha Williams has this report.

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