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11:04 am
Tue August 19, 2003

Electric Cars Debut at SUNY Schools

New Paltz, NY – It's back-to-school time at many colleges and universities. For the State University at New Paltz in Ulster County, first-time students start arriving tomorrow, some 950 of them. Perhaps their heads will turn as they see new electric cars on campus. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.

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WAMC New York News
3:53 pm
Mon August 18, 2003

Court Ruling On Clean Air Act

Albany, NY – The Attorneys General of New York and Connecticut say a recent court ruling is a major step in their fight to preserve the federal Clean Air Act. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
11:44 am
Mon August 18, 2003

Multi-Agency Disaster Drill on SUNY Campus

Plattsburgh, NY – A muti-agency disaster drill was held in Plattsburgh yesterday. More than 400 responders and 100 Plattsburgh state students partiipated. Officials from the state emergency management office, the Albany Medical Center and others were also on the scene to watch the response and provide assessments. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was at the Memorial Hall exercise.

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WAMC New York News
11:15 am
Mon August 18, 2003

Nuclear Power Expert Discusses Indian Point Outage

Buchanan, NY – Indian Point was among the may facilities shut down from the blackout last week, raising some "what ifs" regarding safety. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with one of the nation's top independent experts on nuclear power.

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WAMC New York News
10:52 am
Fri August 15, 2003

Rolling Blackouts Expected Upstate

Albany, NY – Most Niagara Mohawk customers in upstate New York had their power back on by late Thursday night, but officials say there
will be "rolling blackouts" as the region recovers from the largest power outage in U.S. history. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
2:22 pm
Thu August 14, 2003

A Lesson In Banned Books

Albany, NY – Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, J.D. Salinger and Ray Bradbury are all well known American authors, but they also have something else in common. Their books have at one time or another been banned. An english professor in our region is getting ready to teach a class this fall that studies banned books over the years. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
12:36 pm
Thu August 14, 2003

St. Lawrence Cement Plant Forum Brings Out Both Sides

Rhinebeck, New York – A Dutchess County, New York legislator hosted a public forum last night. Area residents filled Rhinebeck Town Hall wanting to learn more about St. Lawrence Cement's proposed Greenport plant in Columbia County. Both sides presented their differing views on issues ranging from diesel truck traffic to emmissions to plumes. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne was there.

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WAMC New York News
9:45 am
Thu August 14, 2003

NYS Food Stamp Changes

Albany, NY – New York State has agreed to make changes in its food stamp program as part of a legal settlement. WAMC's Brian Shields
reports the lawsuit involved how the state collected food stamp overpayments.

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WAMC New York News
9:20 am
Thu August 14, 2003

Federal Money Helps Methadone Clinic

Burlington, VT – Vermont's only methadone clinic will receive an infusion of funds, thanks to US Senator Patrick Leahy. The quarter million dollars from the Department of Health and Human Services will allow the clinic to maintain its current services.
More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
4:15 pm
Tue August 12, 2003

EPA Nominee Raises Concerns

Albany, NY – President Bush has nominated Utah's Republican Governor Mike
Leavitt to be the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. As WAMC's Brian Shields reports some enviromentalists
in the region are skeptical of the nominee, and are concerned how
it might effect the Hudson River P.C.B. project.

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