New York News

WAMC New York News
4:34 pm
Fri October 29, 2004

Elections Officer Named For Eastern NY

Albany, NY – A federal prosecutor has been named election officer for the eastern half of upstate New York to handle complaints of election fraud or voting rights abuses in the November 2nd election. But most voter advocates expect problems in New York to be related to new state rules pertaining to identification requirements for new voters. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
4:14 pm
Fri October 29, 2004

Clyne Out Of Albany D. A. Race

Albany, NY – There is a new twist in the race for Albany County District Attorney. In a contest that has been at times bitter and nasty - one of the major players has decided to drop out. WAMC's Joe Donahue reports.

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WAMC New York News
1:05 pm
Thu October 28, 2004

Judge Rules AG Must Act re: Illegal Campaign Ads

Burlington, VT – A Superior Court Judge has refused to stop a national group from running ads promoting the re-election of Vermont Governor James Douglas, even though the state attorney general has said they violate the state's campaign finance laws. The judge made his ruling because the group bringing the suit did not have proper legal standing. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
1:04 pm
Thu October 28, 2004

A "Green" Golf Course In Glenmont

Albany, NY – A golf course, just south of Albany, is the first course in the nation to take part in a program by the Environmental Protection Agency that seeks to reduce the use of pesticides and other toxins. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
12:59 pm
Thu October 28, 2004

NYS Expands Newborn Screening Program

Albany, NY – State Health Department officials say New York will offer the nation's most comprehensive free newborn screening program. They say the number of diseases and disorders for which newborns will be screened will quadruple by next year. More from WAMC's Allison Dunne.

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WAMC New York News
12:57 pm
Thu October 28, 2004

City Pulls out Stops for Jobs Creation

Pittsfield, MA – Pittsfield, Massachusetts - the biggest city in Berkshire County - has become much more aggressive in the past year trying to create new jobs. The city is still fighting its way back from the effects of General Electric massively downsizing its local operations in the 1980's. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has this report on the city's latest effort.

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WAMC New York News
4:19 pm
Wed October 27, 2004

Prosecutors and Television Station Fight Over Unaired Video

Burlington, VT – Five university of Vermont students are being arraigned on charges resulting from last week's riot after the Red Sox won the divisional play-offs. College officials and prosecutors are still investigating the incident and have subpoenaed a local television station to obtain un-aired tapes showing students on the rampage. But the station refuses to hand over the video. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has the story.

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WAMC New York News
3:36 pm
Wed October 27, 2004

NY Lawmakers Seek Reform - Pt. 1

Albany, NY – The 2004 legislative session ended with the latest budget in state history, as state Senators and Assemblymembers failed to meet the deadline for the 20th year in a row. Lawmakers also were unable
to answer a court order to reform school funding, and ethical scandals plagued the legislature. Now, as all members of the Senate and Assembly face re-election, reform is the number one issue in campaigns. Karen DeWitt takes a look at who's advocating change, and what shape possible reforms may take.

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WAMC New York News
3:31 pm
Wed October 27, 2004

CT 2nd District Congressional Candidates Campaign

Hartford, CT – Connecticut 2nd District Congressman Rob Simmons reached out to women voters today with Ohio Congresswoman Deborah Pryce. WAMC's Connecticut Correspondent Av Harris has more.

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WAMC New York News
3:26 pm
Wed October 27, 2004

Nader to Speak in New Paltz

New Paltz, NY – Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader is scheduled to make stops in the Hudson Valley this weekend. The former Green Party candidate for president is slated to spend part of Halloween day at SUNY New Paltz, where he is to be introduced by New Paltz Green Party Mayor Jason West. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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