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WAMC New York News
3:50 pm
Fri October 15, 2004

Mercury Report Released

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.

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WAMC New York News
10:17 am
Fri October 15, 2004

NY Farmer Stands Up to State Lawmakers

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.

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WAMC New York News
5:01 pm
Thu October 14, 2004

Disabled Rights Groups Fight NYS Gov Task Force

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.

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WAMC New York News
4:19 pm
Thu October 14, 2004

CT AG Calls for Flu Vaccine Emergency

Hartford, CT – Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is urging Governor Jodi Rell to declare a supply emergency for flu vaccines. WAMC's Connecticut Correspondent Av Harris has this report.

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WAMC New York News
4:17 pm
Thu October 14, 2004

Vermont Utility Commits to Reduce CO2 Emissions

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.

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WAMC New York News
1:15 pm
Thu October 14, 2004

Program for Clergy Sex Abuse Victims

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.

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WAMC New York News
1:11 pm
Thu October 14, 2004

Hearings Begin Re: Higher Ed Vetoes

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.

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WAMC New York News
5:29 pm
Wed October 13, 2004

NYS Lobbying Commission Tries to Strengthen Laws

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.

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WAMC New York News
3:43 pm
Wed October 13, 2004

Looking North for Flu Relief

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.

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WAMC New York News
3:42 pm
Wed October 13, 2004

NY Congresswoman Introduces Legislation to Protect Abused Children

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.

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