Albany, NY – A new report says fewer children in the U.S. are going without health insurance. State programs, such as Child Health Plus in New York, that provide health coverage for children from low and moderate income familes are given credit for the lower number of uninsured children. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.
New Paltz, NY – County fairs, outdoor concerts, festivals. All are signs we're in the thick of summer in the Northeast. Then there are camps. Theatre camps, tennis camps, circus camps...that's right, circus camps. We join WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne for more.
Champlain, NY – The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has approved authorizing more than 35-million dollars in federal funds to upgrade the Champlain, New York border crossing. The northern New York facility ranks 6th nationwide in the number of commercial vehicles inspected, but it has not been upgraded for 30 years. More from WAMC's Pat Bradley.
Albany, NY – Because of travel restrictions and the poor relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, most Americans don't consider visiting the island nation on vacation. But one travel agency in the Albany area is offering trips to Cuba. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.
Albany, NY – Sexual assault survivors are better protected in New York under new legislation signed by Governor George Pataki. The measures also toughen penalties against sexual predators. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.
Burlington, VT – Burlington Mayor Peter Clavelle is pondering a run for governor. He successfully ran as a Democrat and Progressive in his re-election for mayor, and now is trying to assess his chances of unifying the two diverse parties for a state-wide race. More from WAMC's Pat Bradley.
Poughkeepsie, NY – House members have begun their August recess, leaving Americorps without funding. Hudson Valley Americorps programs are among the casualties, at least for the time being. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.
Plattsburgh, NY – The comet Shoemaker-Levy-9 came to a spectacular end in 1994 when it crashed into the planet Jupiter. The comet was one of 21 that astronomer David Levy has discovered. Levy will be in New York's North Country tonight and Friday to lecture and visit the sites that inspired him to study the night skies. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.