Plattsburgh, NY – The Vermont Health Department is aiming its latest anti-smoking ad campaign at young Vermonters with a theme focused on their pocket-book. The effort coincides with the 28th annual Great American Smoke-Out. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Albany, NY – For a number of different reasons, more and more grandparents are now raising their grandchildren. The A.A.R.P. held a meeting in Albany this week to take a closer look at the challenges faced by grandparents who, in their later years, once again take on the role of parents. WAMC's Senior Correspondent Brian Shields reports.
Burlington, VT – Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean is sounding out fellow Democrats about whether he should become their national chairman. While Dean has not made any public comments about his interest in the job, party insiders say he has begun making phone calls to assess his chances. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has the story.
Boston, MA – Massachusetts leaders said yesterday they hope to cut in half the number of uninsured residents in the state. The talk signals that a serious discussion of health care is upcoming on Beacon Hill. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.
Albany, NY – The FDA is bolstering the labeling of the abortion pill, known as RU-486. The change comes after reports of infection, bleeding, and death. Abortion rights advocates support the move, but say they are guarded after a separate FDA decision earlier this year. More from WAMC's Allison Dunne.
Greenfield, MA – Voters in Greenfield, Massachusetts yesterday rejected a referendum that was intended to preserve a 10 acre parcel of open space that's said to contain Native American bones. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Eesha Williams has details.
Albany, NY – The newly elected head of the state's Republican Party is expressing confidence in his abilities to lead the party in what may be troubled times in the future. WAMC's Capitol Correspondent, Karen Dewitt filed this report.
Montpelier, VT – A new report ranks Vermont best, and Connecticut second, in the nation on the list of best states for women compiled by the Institute for Women's Policy Research. The study graded the states after evaluating the political, economic, social and health climate for women. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Monticello, NY – The operator of a racino in Sullivan County, will add two hotel resorts in the Catskills to his possession. The purchase by Empire Resorts includes the former vacation mecca - Concord Resort. The acquisition, along with a tribal land claim settlement recently announced by New York Governor George Pataki, could open doors to casinos in the Catskills. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.