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WAMC New York News
9:26 am
Wed November 19, 2003

Congressman Hinchey Attacks Energy Bill

Kingston, NY – The Energy Policy Act passed the House yesterday by a vote of 246 to 180. Hudson Valley Congressman Maurice Hinchey says it's one of the worst pieces of legislation he has seen in decades. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with the Congressman about the bill.

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WAMC New York News
3:13 pm
Tue November 18, 2003

Flu Shots Urged In NYS

Albany, NY – Federal officials say this years flu season may be worse than had been expected because the flu strain is not an exact match with this years flu vaccine. State officials in New York are urging people to be vaccinated. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
2:17 pm
Tue November 18, 2003

AG's File for Stay of Clean Air Act Rule

Albany, NY – New York's Attorney General is among more than a dozen AG's that have filed for an injunction to block implementation of an EPA rule change. The A-G's say the planned roll-back in the Clean Air Act will lead to higher rates of respiratory disease, smog and acid rain. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
10:05 am
Tue November 18, 2003

Power Project Quells Greene County Opposition

Green County, NY – Plans for a power line that would run from just south of Albany to New York City have been filed with the Public Service Commission. Some of the project's details have changed from a few months ago, after a surge of opposition in Greene County. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.

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WAMC New York News
3:53 pm
Mon November 17, 2003

Nader Keynote Speaker at Education Conference

Bolton Landing, NY – The Foundation for Excellent Schools held their annual conference this weekend at the Sagamore Resort on Lake George. The keynote speaker was consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
3:19 pm
Mon November 17, 2003

State Ed Department Comes Out with Parent Program

Albany, NY – The New York State Education Department is rolling out a program next month to help parents become involved in their children's education. The program is required under the No Child Left Behind Act. WAMC's Allison Dunne reports.

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WAMC New York News
12:19 pm
Mon November 17, 2003

Hospitals, Patients Lose as Health Insurance Drops

Pittsfield, MA – The end of last week, one of the larger hospitals in Western Massachusetts announced layoffs and restructuring in the face of posting a loss. Hospitals in Massachusetts and throughout the county are facing tough times as they bear the increasing costs of more and more uninsured Americans. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson.

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WAMC New York News
4:30 pm
Fri November 14, 2003

Dean Presents Higher Ed Plan

Hanover, NH – Presidential candidate Howard Dean was at Dartmouth College Thursday to reveal his plan to help students deal with college costs. The plan guarantees tuition assistance and caps loan repayment based on income. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports.

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WAMC New York News
11:14 am
Fri November 14, 2003

Hudson Valley Alliance Educates on Fighting Sprawl

Poughkeepsie, NY – Sprawl is pervading the Hudson Valley. Preparing for and managing such growth in an environmentally sound and economically viable way is at the heart of the Hudson Valley Smart Growth Alliance. The alliance's third annual conference is being held tomorrow, and WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has a preview.

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WAMC New York News
10:47 am
Fri November 14, 2003

Clown Training Can Be Serious Work

Lenox, MA – Clowns are part of almost every culture, and they have been since ancient times. It's a lighthearted role, but as a group of actors are realizing this week...there is a serious side to something most of us don't take very seriously at all. More from our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson.

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