Albany, NY – During WWII The United States ordered Japanese-Americans into internment camps. A new voter survey shows more than one of every four New Yorkers would support government internment camps in the U.S.for suspected terrorist sympathizers. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.
Montpelier, VT – Vermont Democrats and Progressives are assessing the potential impact of Mayor Peter Clavelle's intended run for governor next year. The Progressive Party mayor says he will run for governor as a Democrat. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Burlington, VT – The University of Vermont will look at the obesity epidemic from a different perspective on Saturday. A public series examining the nation's obesity problem will explore how food marketing, production, and the distribution system affect how we choose what we eat. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
New Windsor, NY – The recently formed Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation has its marketing push up and running. Print ads are out and the CEO is visiting area Chambers of Commerce. More from Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.
Pittsfield, MA – Last night, the master plan for the redevelopment of the old GE plant in Pittsfield was presented to the community. It drew a standing room crowd at the City Council, and our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson was there.
Hudson Falls, NY – The Environmental Protection Agency has narrowed down it list of sites that will be used for sediment processing facilities for the Hudson River PCBs cleanup project. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne filed this report.
Albany, NY – Earlier this year the Attorneys General of all 50 states and the District of Columbia reached a settlement on predatory lending practices with Household International that will bring restitution to borrowers across the nation. Advocacy groups are urging that the nearly 25-thousand people in New York State that have received "Release of Claims" documents, seek legal advice before deciding whether to "opt in" and get a payment through the settlement. More from Pat Bradley.
Washington, DC – Springfield, Massachusetts has been in the spotlight with its program of importing prescription drugs from Canada. Their mayor was in Washington DC yesterday for a meeting with the Food and Drug Administration over his plan. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson reports.
Plattsburgh, NY – Yesterday, the New York State Senate confirmed a new Chair of the Adirondack Park Agency. The selection of Ross Whaley, the former president of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, has been praised by some, but received only lukewarm endorsements by others. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Woodstock, NY – The Woodstock Film Festival kicks off tomorrow night with a bluegrass concert, featuring musicians who are in a documentary by Hudson Valley filmmakers. The film is one of manyl with ties to the region. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.