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WAMC New York News
9:04 am
Thu October 30, 2003

Go-ahead Given for Border Re-design

Champlain, NY – The federal agency reviewing plans for a multi-million dollar re-development of the Champlain border crossing in northern New York has okayed a key aspect of the project. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
3:27 pm
Wed October 29, 2003

Upstate Native Held In Mexico Jail

Albany, NY – Two U.S. Senators have joined the effort to free a woman, originally from Schenectady, now being held in a Mexican jail after being arrested in a case involving property rights. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
12:41 pm
Wed October 29, 2003

Teleconference Explains New FDA Food Import Rules

Plattsburgh, NY – The Food and Drug Administration yesterday held a nationwide teleconference to address concerns over new federal rules for food imports. There were 6 sites in New York State where brokers, businesspeople and others could attend the conference. One of the sites was in Plattsburgh, where more than half of the participants were from Canada. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
11:16 am
Wed October 29, 2003

Local Filmaker Turns Lens To GE, PCBs

Great Barrington, MA – Mickey Friedman is an author and documentary maker living in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. His latest project was screened this past weekend at the Film Columbia festival in Chatam, New York. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has this profile of a story very close to home.

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WAMC New York News
9:56 am
Wed October 29, 2003

Scientist Say Solar Flares Could Bring Northern Lights

Kingston, NY – Scientists say there is a chance cell phones and pagers could be knocked out by the effects of the solar flares. Yet they say there is a much greater chance we could see some spectacular Northern Lights. More from WAMC's Allison Dunne.

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WAMC New York News
3:43 pm
Tue October 28, 2003

Cost of Health Care For Kids Rises

Boston, MA – In Massachusetts, a state run health care program for children is increasing fees this week. State officials say it's the only way to preserve the program, but children's health care advocates say the financial burden will simply be transferred instead of lessened. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.

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WAMC New York News
1:54 pm
Tue October 28, 2003

States & Cities Join Suit to Block New Pollution Rules

Washington D.C. – Twelve states, including New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut filed suit against the EPA yesterday over rule changes to the Clean Air Act. The EPA's new rule affects the New Source Review clause, which mandates the installation of emissions controls when plants are upgraded. The attorneys-general say the Bush administration does not have the authority to change the act without Congressional approval. More from Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
9:20 am
Tue October 28, 2003

Poll: NY Support For Religious Symbols And Words

Albany, NY – As the U.S. Supreme Court accepts a case involving a challenge to the Pledge Of Allegiance in public schools, a new poll indicates many New Yorkers are not bothered by religious symbols and words in
public places. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
3:36 pm
Mon October 27, 2003

Vermonters Join Nationwide Protests Against Iraq War

Montpelier, VT – Hundreds of anti-war protesters took to the streets of Montpelier over the weekend to march against the continuing war in Iraq. Police estimated the crowd between 300 and 500. The Vermont protest was held in conjunction with larger rallies in Washington DC and other locations across the country. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
12:48 pm
Mon October 27, 2003

Bill Would Give Illegal Workers Licenses

Boston, MA – A bill making its way through the Massachusetts legislature would give undocumented immigrants in the state the right to get a driver's license. The issue hasn't become as controversial as it did in California, when that state passed a similar law. But as our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson reports, it is a polarizing debate.

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