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WAMC New York News
1:24 pm
Thu November 11, 2004

Victims' Rights Advocates Upset Bishop Won't be Prosecuted

Springfield, MA – Advocates for victims of clergy abuse are disappointed again after a second jurisdiction has said they can't prosecute an indicted bishop. As WAMC's Kelly Wilkinson reports, many of them are calling for the statute of limitations on sex crimes to be lifted.

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WAMC New York News
1:23 pm
Thu November 11, 2004

The Effects of High Gas Prices

Pittsfield, MA – Gas prices are hovering near record highs. WAMC's Eesha Williams reports that the high prices are having an impact on consumers' choices at the pump, at car dealerships, and maybe even on the environment.

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WAMC New York News
1:22 pm
Thu November 11, 2004

Dean PAC Looks to Future

Burlington, VT – When Howard Dean's presidential bid ended, his campaign organization "Dean For America" morphed into a political action committee called "Democracy for America". Now that the 2004 elections are over, the group is looking at long term strategies to strengthen the Democratic Party.
More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
4:39 pm
Wed November 10, 2004

School Funding Reform

Albany, NY – The legal wrangling over how to reform New York's school funding system continues this month in a Manhattan courtroom. The group that successfully brought the lawsuit against the Governor and Legislature is eagerly awaiting a final report from a court-appointed panel of
special masters. WAMC's Capitol Correspondent Karen Dewitt reports.

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WAMC New York News
4:37 pm
Wed November 10, 2004

Governor Proposes Merging Two Departments

Montpelier, VT – Vermont Governor James Douglas wants to merge two departments of state government. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has this report.

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WAMC New York News
4:36 pm
Wed November 10, 2004

Williamstown Defeats Public-Private Water Proposal

Williamstown, MA – Residents in a Berkshire County town voted down a controversial public-private partnership that would have extended water to a school that can't use its well water. WAMC's Kelly Wilkinson has more.

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WAMC New York News
12:57 pm
Wed November 10, 2004

Help To Pay Heating Bills

Albany, NY – As the cold weather sets in for another winter, programs that help low-income New Yorkers pay their heating bills are getting
ready . WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
12:54 pm
Wed November 10, 2004

Mayors Assessing Taxing SUNY Campuses

Plattsburgh, NY – Currently, State University of New York colleges are not required to pay property taxes. But with municipalities across the state strapped for cash, some communities that host SUNY schools are looking at the colleges as a possible revenue source. The mayor of one upstate city has now joined a counterpart on Long Island in calling for state colleges to pay local taxes. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
12:52 pm
Wed November 10, 2004

Medicare Covers Scan to Detect Alzheimer's

Kingston, NY – Medicare will now cover a large portion of the cost of a specialized brain scan. It's a scan that can be used in the early detection of Alzheimer's, though Medicare coverage will not be available for all patients. The scan is available in the Hudson Valley. WAMC's Allison Dunne has more.

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WAMC New York News
12:42 pm
Wed November 10, 2004

Vermont Lags in Renewable Energy Mandates

Montpelier, VT – As concern about global warming and smog grows, support for renewable energy is also on the rise. Several states in the northeast have passed laws requiring that a certain percentage of the electricity the states buy come from clean sources like windmills and solar panels. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Eesha Williams has the story.

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