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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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WAMC New York News
3:47 pm
Tue August 12, 2003

NRC Head Says Indian Point Drill Was a Success

Buchanan, New York – The head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has deemed last month's mock terror attacks at Indian Point a success. Environmental advocates question that assessment. We turn to WAMC Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne for more.

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WAMC New York News
10:47 am
Tue August 12, 2003

Utility Found Liable For Emissions Pollution

Plattsburgh, NY – New York and other northeastern states, in conjunction with the EPA, filed suit in 1999 against the Ohio Edison Company citing violations of the Clean Air Act. A federal judge in Ohio ruled late last week against Ohio Edison.While environmentalists and New York's Attorney General say it's a precedent-setting ruling, utility officials say it's not that significant. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
2:44 pm
Mon August 11, 2003

Resurgence Of Canadian Tourism in Northeast

Plattsburgh, NY – A favorable exchange rate for the Canadian dollar is bringing an influx of Canadian tourists south of the border into New York and New England. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
1:03 pm
Mon August 11, 2003

The Bard Music Festival Is Underway

Annandale-on-Hudson, New York – The fourteenth annual Bard Musical Festival wraps up this coming weekend. This year's concert program features the work of a Czech composer. It also features the festival's first time in the new Fisher Center. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.

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WAMC New York News
11:58 am
Fri August 8, 2003

Human-Equine Dance Performances at Shelburne Museum

Shelburne, VT – The equestrian and dance troupe "Dancing with Horses" is performing their piece "Kalliope" at the Shelburne Museum this week. Pat Bradley had a chance to meet to cast members this week as they readied for their human and equine dance.

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WAMC New York News
11:34 am
Fri August 8, 2003

Schumer Pushes Drug Reimport Bill

Albany, NY – New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is urging support for a bill that is now before Congress that would allow prescription drugs to be reimported back to the U.S. from Canada. Schumer says such
a law would allow people to sane thousands of dollars a year on their prescriptions. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
2:37 pm
Thu August 7, 2003

Farmworkers And The Courts in NYS

Albany, NY – An effort is underway in New York to learn more about how the estimated 45-thousand farm workers in NYS are treated by the
legal system. The focus is on whether the farm workers have access to a good legal defense when the need arises. WAMC's
Brian Shields reports.

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