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WAMC New York News
9:04 am
Wed June 9, 2004

Guard And Reserves Called On More Often

Albany, NY – National Guard and Reservists are being called up more often as the U.S. Military fights in Iraq and Afghanistan and maintains forces in Korea , Europe and elsewhere. This has led some Guard members and their families to complain about the ongoing and indefinite tours of service. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
9:01 am
Wed June 9, 2004

Vermont Seeing Higher Casualties in Iraq

Burlington, VT – Vermont has been hit unusually hard by casualties in the Iraq war. Statistically, the Green Mountain State is seeing an abnormally large proportion of war deaths. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
3:17 pm
Tue June 8, 2004

New York's Emissions Rules Thrown Out

Arkville, NY – A New York State Supreme Court Justice has thrown out new rules to curb acid rain emissions emitted by plants within New York. Environmentalists are disappointed with yet another delay. But they are also relieved that the ruling did not nullify the state's authority to implement such regulations. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
1:29 pm
Tue June 8, 2004

Judge Bans Mayor from Wedding Unlicensed Couples

Kingston, NY – A State Supreme Court judge has permanently banned New Paltz Mayor Jason West from marrying couples without a valid marriage license. In his decision, the judge says the mayor has neither the right nor the obligation to disobey a law he believes is unconstitutional. Attorneys who filed the suit against West say they will now file another one to have West removed from office. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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WAMC New York News
10:37 am
Tue June 8, 2004

Schenectady Cuts Jobs To Reduce Debt

Albany, NY – Faced with a 10 million-dollar deficit and the lowest credit rating of any town or city in New York State, the City of Schenectady has announced an agreement with Schenectady County that will save the city millions of dollars, but will cut 40 jobs from the city payroll. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
10:25 am
Tue June 8, 2004

Western Mass. Trouble Spots for MCAS

Springfield, MA – High schools are graduating this time of year. But in order to graduate in Massachusetts, students first have to pass the MCAS test or they can't get a diploma. While passing rates are high and climbing throughout the state, there are several districts still pulling the average down. In Western Massachusetts, Springfield and Holyoke students are failing the exam at much higher rates than their peers in other parts of the state. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has this report.

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WAMC New York News
3:17 pm
Mon June 7, 2004

Discussing Concepts to Enhance Dairy Pricing

Brattleboro, VT – A panel discussion with dairy industry experts was held during the recent Strolling of the Heifers festival in Brattleboro, Vermont. Panelists discussed options that would keep prices to dairy farmers stable, including developing a New England "brand" of milk. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
12:45 pm
Mon June 7, 2004

EPA Sets Quality of Life Standards for PCB Cleanup

Hudson Falls, NY – The Environmental Protection Agency has come out with so-called quality-of-life standards for the PCB cleanup project in and along the Upper Hudson River. These benchmarks are the agency's first for a superfund project, and must be incorporated into General Electric's design plans for the dredging. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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WAMC New York News
10:29 am
Mon June 7, 2004

Reagan Remembered

Albany, NY – Former President Ronald Reagan, who died Saturday, will be laid to rest Friday after a state funeral in Washington D.C. . Reagans political style and legacy are being considered by his supporters and opponents. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
1:13 pm
Fri June 4, 2004

EPA Gives Annual Tour of Housatonic

Pittsfield, MA – This week in Pittsfield, officials from the Environmental Protection Agency gave a tour of the work being done in and along the Housatonic River to remove PCBs. The agency is in the process of deciding how much more of the river will be cleaned south of Pittsfield. On the tour were mostly members of environmental and citizen groups, who are pushing for the river to be cleaned all the way to Long Island Sound. Kelly Wilkinson has this report.

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