New York News

WAMC New York News
10:18 am
Mon June 9, 2003

O.B.G.Y.N.'s In Albany On Wednesday

Albany, NY – The medical malpractice debate will be renewed this week in Albany when hundreds of obstetricians and gynecologists from across the state come to the the state capital to lobby lawmakers for liability
reform. The doctors say too many O.B.G.Y.N.'s are being forced to end their practices because of high malpractice insurance rates. Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
4:19 pm
Fri June 6, 2003

Alternatives To Jail For Drug Users

Albany, NY – As state leaders in New York debate the Rockefeller Drug laws, there is an ongoing effort by those in favor of reform to establish more alternative programs for drug users. WAMC's Senior Correspondent
Brian Shields reports on a single mother from Albany who recently completed one such program.

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WAMC New York News
4:11 pm
Fri June 6, 2003

Radioactive Waste May Remain on Former Air Base

Plattsburgh, NY – Air Force officials say the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base may be one of five locations nationwide that could have low-level radioactive waste buried in the ground. Local officials believe that IF there is any remaining waste, it's of little significance. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
12:49 pm
Fri June 6, 2003

Judge Rules MA Pharmacy Tax Illegal

North Adams, MA – A Suffolk Superior Court judge ruled ealrier this week a MAssachusetts tax on non-Medicare, non-Medicaid drug purchases was illegally implemented. The decision will result in an 18 Million dollar refund to all of the states' drug-stores. Berrkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana reports.

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WAMC New York News
3:11 pm
Thu June 5, 2003

Lake Placid Film Forum Preview

Lake Placid, NY – Next weekend, the fourth Annual Lake placid Film forum kicks off next week. It's a chance for movie buffs to not only see films, but also meet and interact with actors, producers and writers about movie making. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has a preview.

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WAMC New York News
12:00 pm
Thu June 5, 2003

Public Television Faces Tough Times Nationally

Springfield, MA – Recent on-air appeals from local public television outlets call for additional viewer support to ensure continued services from these outlets. How big is the peril facing public broadcasting? And is their fiscal situation different now than in years past? Berkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana takes a look at the problem.

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WAMC New York News
10:26 am
Thu June 5, 2003

City to Replace All Wooden Play Structures

Albany, NY – Under a new law in New York, there are restrictions and regulations on some of the wooden play structures found in playgrounds and parks across the state. Concern about the structures was raised last summer when a study found that, in some cases, the wood had been treated with toxic chemicals. As WAMC's Senior Correspondent Brian Shields reports, the city of Albany is moving ahead with a plan to replace all of its wooden play structures.

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WAMC New York News
3:33 pm
Wed June 4, 2003

Romney Re-Org Plans Head For Defeat

Boston, MA – The Legislature's Joint Committee on State Administration is poised to reject the Article 87 re-organization plans of Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. The committee will recommend both chambers of the Legislature vote down the plan...evidence, the administration says, of the Legislature's unwillingness to adopt meaningful reform. Berkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana reports.

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WAMC New York News
11:46 am
Wed June 4, 2003

Drug Prevention Initiative Signed

Burlington, VT – Vermont Governor James Douglas signed a substance abuse initiative into law this morning. The nearly 8-million dollar plan will provide additional resources to fight drug problems in the state. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
12:22 pm
Mon June 2, 2003

Presidential Candidates Discuss Rural Issues

Lake Placid, NY – The public and Democratic leaders form across New York State gathered at the Lake Placid Olympic Center Saturday to listen to Presidential candidates espouse their policies and face questions in seven categories impacting rural Americans. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was in Lake Placid.

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