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WAMC New York News
11:12 am
Tue July 15, 2003

Fate of HV Americorps Programs Lies With Legislators

Poughkeepsie, NY – The Senate voted last week to restore funding for AmeriCorps programs. Even if the bill that contains this funding makes it through the House and President Bush's signs it into law, the Hudson Valley still has no guarantee of its programs' survival. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.

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WAMC New York News
11:04 am
Tue July 15, 2003

Cleaner School Buses In NYS

Albany, NY – An agreement has been reached in New York State to reduce the air pollution caused by school buses. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
11:19 am
Mon July 14, 2003

NY's South Africa Trade Rep Woos Mid-Hudson Businesses

New Windsor, NY – Some companies in the Mid-Hudson region are looking to do business in the South African market. Here to help them recently was New York State's commercial representative for the African country. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.

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WAMC New York News
10:38 am
Mon July 14, 2003

President Bush Back From Africa

Albany, NY – President Bush has returned from his five-nation tour of Africa and there is no decision from the White House on sending U.S. troops as a peacekeeping force in Liberia. WAMC's Brian Shields spoke to two experts on the issues facing the continent, and U.S. African policy.

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WAMC New York News
10:13 am
Mon July 14, 2003

Council to Advise Commissioner on Dairy Industry

Albany, NY – The New York Department of Agriculture has re-established its Milk Marketing Advisory Council. Its goal is to improve milk industry profitability, use emerging technology and maintain New York's status as a dairy producer. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
3:09 pm
Fri July 11, 2003

500+ Acres of Hudson Valley Land to Be Preserved

Greenville, NY – New York State is the new owner of more than five hundred acres of open space in the Hudson Valley. Environmental groups, legislators and town officials applaud the preservation of this land of trails, forest, and ecosystems. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.

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WAMC New York News
9:53 am
Fri July 11, 2003

Prominent Environmentalist to Kick Off Lake Program

Bolton Landing, NY – Robert F. Kennedy Jr will be in Bolton Landing Saturday to help the Fund For Lake George and the Waterkeeper Alliance officially launch the Lake George Waterkeeper program. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley previews the weekend events.

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WAMC New York News
4:47 pm
Thu July 10, 2003

Clinton Pushes For AmeriCorps Funding

Albany, NY – What is being called "a accounting mix-up" could mean big cutbacks in the AmeriCorps program, which provides volunteers money for college in exchange for public service work. NY Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton says an immediate 100-million dollar infusion is needed if the program is to survive. WAMC's Brian Shields has more.

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WAMC New York News
11:55 am
Thu July 10, 2003

Mandatory Checks in NY's Health Care Industry

Albany, NY – Some health care workers in New York State have been able to get jobs, despite some of them having criminal backgrounds. New York Governor Pataki and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer are looking to change that. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.

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WAMC New York News
9:58 am
Thu July 10, 2003

Adirondack Loan Fund Targets "Ignored" Businesses

Saranac Lake, NY – The Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Tourism has created a 10-million dollar loan fund to provide money to tourism-related businesses in the Adirondack region. The program targets businesses that often can't get tourism-related funding. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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