Plattsburgh, NY – Public Interest Research Groups across the country released "Fishing for Trouble: How Toxic Mercury Contaminates Fish in U.S. Waterways" yesterday. The report details the increase in fish consumption advisories issued by states in 2003 due to mercury pollution and calls on the Bush administration to stop delaying mercury clean-up. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Albany, NY – A central New York farmer, fed up with what he says are extra costs imposed by state government that hinder his turkey growing business, has begun his own fix Albany campaign. WAMC's Capitol Correspondent Karen Dewitt has more.
Albany, NY – Disabled rights groups are frustrated with what they say is the slow pace of a government task force that's supposed to help people stuck in nursing homes live on their own. WAMC's Capitol Correspondent Karen Dewitt reports.
Burlington, VT – Vermont's second largest electric utility, Green Mountain Power, has joined a new trading market designed to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide. Excess carbon dioxide is a key component causing global warming. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Albany, NY – A former member of New York's highest court is now directing an effort by the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese to heal the wounds of clergy sexual abuse. WAMC's senior correspondent, Brian Shields reports.
Plattsburgh, NY – The first of five public hearings on the impact of Governor Pataki's vetoes of higher education funding is being held in Plattsburgh today. The New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Higher Education will use the information from the hearings to help their efforts for a veto override. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Albany, NY – The New York State Lobbying Commission will be holding a public hearing to try to persuade Governor Pataki and the state legislature to strengthen New York's lobbying laws. WAMC's Capitol Correspondent, Karen Dewitt filed this report.
Plattsburgh, NY – US health authorities trying to overcome a massive shortage of flu vaccine are looking north of the border. ID Biomedical of Vancouver confirms it is in discussions with the U-S Food and Drug Administration about the problem. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Middletown, NY – Congresswoman Sue Kelly has introduced legislation that would establish a national central register of child abuse or neglect cases and enable state and local child protective services to better prevent abused or neglected children from being placed in the care of abusers. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.