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WAMC New York News
2:16 pm
Tue July 6, 2004

NY Democrats Applaud Choice Of Edwards

Albany, NY – New York Democrats are reacting to Tuesday's announcement by Senator John Kerry that he has selected North Carolina Senator John Edwards as his running mate on the presidential ticket. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
10:45 am
Tue July 6, 2004

Dutchess To Consider Radioactive Labelling Measure

Poughkeepsie, NY – A Dutchess County legislative committee is set to take up the issue of how to label depleted uranium in transport. The goal is to follow in the footsteps of Ulster County in urging the U.S. Department of Transportation to throw out an exemption that labels the shipments as "explosive". Supporters of the local measure want to see the shipments labeled as "radioactive." WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.

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WAMC New York News
9:14 am
Tue July 6, 2004

Campaign Finance Info Compiled for Easier Use

Albany, NY – The New York Public Interest Research Group has compiled an inter-active CD database of state politicians, who contributes to their campaigns and how the campaigns spend the money. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
4:56 pm
Fri July 2, 2004

Dual Holiday Weekend May Mean Longer Wait at Border

Plattsburgh, NY – If your holiday weekend plans include travel between the U-S and Canada, you may face a delay at the region's border crossings. That's because both countries are celebrating holidays. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
12:40 pm
Fri July 2, 2004

Mahmood Supporters Try Final Strategy

Hudson, NY – The attorney for Ansar Mahmood says he is helping the Pakastani immigrant prepare a public statement. The statement will be released to the media as early as later today, and is a response to immigration officials' decision to deport Mahmood. Meanwhile, a group of supporters is trying to rally legislative support in a last-ditch effort to keep Mahmood in the States. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has the latest.

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WAMC New York News
10:36 am
Fri July 2, 2004

Berkshires Struggle With Less Access To Health Insurance

Washington, DC – A new study out by the Centers for Disease Control shows that despite the economy picking up, more people are lacking health insurance for long periods of time. Health care advocates say the numbers also shatter the long-held assumption that a steady job brings insurance. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has a look at how Massachusetts and Berkshire County are affected.

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WAMC New York News
3:56 pm
Thu July 1, 2004

Coalition Appeals To DEC for Belleayre Ski Info

Arkville, New York – A coalition of environmental groups that is seeking party status in the Belleayre Resort hearings, has filed an appeal with the commissioner of New York's Department of Environmental Conservation. The group wants access to information regarding a planned expansion of the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center. The group's attorney says the information is necessary when considering the proposed Belleayre Resort. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.

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WAMC New York News
11:26 am
Thu July 1, 2004

Housatonic Will Once Again Flow Naturally in CT

Kent, CT – In what environmental groups are calling a tremendous victory, the Housatonic River will begin to flow naturally through the state of Connecticut. For decades, dam operators along the river have held water back in the summer, then engineered its release. Environmental groups say that stresses the river's ecosystem, and they're applauding the return to a natural flow. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.

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WAMC New York News
10:35 am
Thu July 1, 2004

Vermont's Senior Senator Kicks off Re-Election Campaign

Montpelier, VT – Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy officially kicks-off his re-election campaign today. Political watchers in the Green Mountain State say despite facing two Republican challengers, Leahy will easily be re-elected. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has this report.

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WAMC New York News
2:23 pm
Wed June 30, 2004

Mass MoCA Artist Indicted

Buffalo, NY – An artist who works with biological materials who was investigated by the government on allegations of terrorism has been indicted. But Steven Kurtz has been indited for mail fraud, not bioterrorism. The case became a high-profile one that has galvanized artists around the country. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has this report.

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