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12:07 pm
Thu April 22, 2004

NYS Libertarians Hope To Gain Support

Albany, NY – The New York State Libertarian Party will hold its annual convention this Saturday in New York City. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
10:19 am
Thu April 22, 2004

Mid-Hudson Pro-Choicers Head to D.C. March

Poughkeepsie, NY – This Sunday, women from across the country will descend upon Washington, D.C., for a "March for Women's Lives". Among those attending will be busloads of pro-choice advocates from the mid-Hudson Valley, to stop what they say is an erosion of women's freedom of choice. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne filed this report.

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WAMC New York News
9:34 am
Thu April 22, 2004

Student Group Urges Responsible Endowment Investments

Wiliamstown, MA – Today, a group of college students around the country launches a coalition that will pressure colleges and universities to scrutinize their endowment investments. One of the groups' founders is a senior at Williams College, where he's successfully worked for greater disclosure of the college's portfolio. The students hope to raise awareness about the small but growing field of socially responsible investing. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.

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WAMC New York News
4:32 pm
Wed April 21, 2004

Highest Concentration of Same-Sex Households in VT

Burlington, VT – A study of the 2000 census found that Vermont has the highest concentration of same-sex couples in the country. And the state's largest city, Burlington, is second in the nation in the per capita ranking of same-sex couples in small cities. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
11:48 am
Wed April 21, 2004

City Returns to Issue of Liquor Licenses

Pittsfield, MA – Pittsfield Massachusetts is hoping to go the way of some other Berkshire County communities and attract more people to its downtown with shops and restaurants. To do that, some city council members think the city needs to offer more liquor licenses, which would bring more cafes and restaurants into town. But local politicians have gone down that path before, without making significant change. More from WAMC's Kelly Wilkinson.

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WAMC New York News
10:11 am
Wed April 21, 2004

EPA Announces PCB Dredging Standards

Fort Edward, NY – The Environmental Protection Agency is out with its final dredging performance standards for cleaning up PCBs in the Hudson River. At the same time, the EPA released a preliminary design report by General Electric. Environmentalists are positive on both documents, and say the reports are small steps in a mammoth project. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne filed this report.

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WAMC New York News
3:12 pm
Tue April 20, 2004

State and Feds Still Scramble to Avoid Housing Cuts

Boston, MA – Last week, thousands of residents throughout the state of Massachusetts received letters in their mailboxes telling them they might lose their housing. The letters went to low income residents who receive federal and state help in paying their rent. By the end of last week, most of those cuts had been avoided. But it's still a scramble, and housing advocates say the same problem could return next year. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has this report.

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WAMC New York News
12:58 pm
Tue April 20, 2004

Clearwater and Interns Audit Area Colleges

Poughkeepsie, NY – A Hudson Valley environmental advocacy group has launched an internship program at four area colleges to gather information on the energy efficiency of buildings on those campuses. The aim is to encourage school officials to have a professional energy audit performed, in light of the students' findings. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.

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WAMC New York News
1:06 pm
Mon April 19, 2004

Old Death Records Illuminate Critical Period

Amherst, MA – A professor at the University of Massachusetts won a 3-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to study what he calls the "Grammars of Death." He'll led a team studying old death records in two Western Massachusetts towns. As WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson explains, its hoped that the study will shed some light on a time period when medical and social views of death and disease changed radically.

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WAMC New York News
12:25 pm
Mon April 19, 2004

Marist Poll Shows Results of Future NY Match-Ups

Poughkeepsie, NY – A Marist College poll out today on 2006 New York election match-ups shows former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani the likely governor of New York in the 2006 election. That's when pitted against either New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer or New York Senator Charles Schumer. Meanwhile, the poll shows Governor George Pataki has slipped in his approval rating since January. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.

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