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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.