Plattsburgh, NY – North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with political scientists in Vermont to get their perspectives on the close election that wasn't quite as close as expected, and what it means to the ideological fault line between the voters.
Hyde Park, NY – Students protested earlier today outside their high school in Dutchess County, New York. They say they were protesting the decision by school officials to keep the school open amid environmental testing of indoor air quality. The testing comes after students and teachers have become ill, on and off, since the end of October. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.
Albany, NY – Now that most of the legislature has been safely re-elected to another two-year term, many are wondering whether the reform agenda that many Senators and Assemblymembers campaigned on will actually become law. One majority party legislative leader is pledging commitment to change, and reform groups say they'll hold him and other lawmakers to their promises. WAMC's Capitol Correspondent Karen Dewitt reports.
Montpelier, VT – Is a power struggle looming for the coming session of the Vermont Legislature? With a Republican governor and strong Democratic majorities in both the House and Senate, Vermont leaders will have to choose between bipartisanship and stalemate. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Albany, NY – New York State did not get any of the attention that Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania and some of the other so-called swing states did this election year, but one group says New York did have its chare of voter problems. WAMC's Senior Correspondent Brian Shields reports.
Montpelier, VT – The Food and Drug Administration has postponed its response to Vermont's first-in-the-nation lawsuit over the importation of prescription drugs from Canada. Some critics say the state should move ahead with drug re-importation rather than waiting for federal permission. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has the story.
Albany, NY – The comment period for a New York State DEC proposal regarding the oversight of certain hazardous waste sites is set to close tomorrow. Environmentalists are up in arms over the proposed policy that would replace agency waste site monitors with private contractors. They say such a move opens the doors for increased pollution. WAMC's Allison Dunne has more.
Boston, MA – Tuesday's election saw about 40 million Americans cast their votes on electronic machines rather than by old-fashioned paper ballots. While there weren't any apparent big problems, critics still remain. WAMC's Kelly Wilkinson has more.
Albany, NY – The 2004 election revealed a nation deeply divided on many issues. But now that Americans have made their choices, how does the country get itself back together in order to move forward? WAMC's Greg Dahlmann reports that elected officials from around the region say it will be a difficult -- but necessary -- task.