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WAMC New York News
4:36 pm
Tue April 1, 2003

Local Govt. Leader Wants Gas Price Probe

Albany, NY – Gasoline prices went up during most of the winter, and now with the
war in Iraq underway, some predict that prices at the pump could go
even higher. One local government in NY may call for an investigation
into gasoline prices. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
4:24 pm
Tue April 1, 2003

EPA Hearing Draws Critics

Albany, NY – As the Environmental Protection Agency came to the Albany area today for a public hearing on proposed changes to the federal Clean Air Act , a coalition of health and environmental groups held a rally against the changes. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
1:32 pm
Tue April 1, 2003

Meeting between Governor-UMass Chancellors Cancelled

Boston, MA – A meeting scheduled for Wednesday between Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and the chancellors of the 5 campuses of the University of Massachusetts will not go on as planned. The chancellors have refused to attend if U-Mass President William Bulger is not present. Berkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana files this report.

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WAMC New York News
12:47 pm
Tue April 1, 2003

Canada's Ambassador to US visits Local Campus

Plattsburgh, NY – Canada's ambassador to the U-S was on the Plattsburgh State campus Monday afternoon. He discussed trade, and the relationship between the 2 countries in the wake of the war with Iraq, which Canada opposes.
More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
12:19 pm
Tue April 1, 2003

Valley Photographer Presents Photos of Iraqi People

New Paltz, NY – Earlier this year, Hudson Valley photojournalist Lorna Tychostup [tie-CHA-stup] traveled to Iraq to take photographs of the people there. She'll be presenting her work at a lecture Wednesday night in New Paltz. She recently sat down to talk about her experiences and her photography career with WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Lisa Phillips.

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WAMC New York News
1:55 pm
Mon March 31, 2003

Committee to Protect Journalistst Head to Speak

New Paltz, NY – Over the weekend, the Committee to Protect Journalists alerted the world of the disappearance of two Newsday journalists and a freelance photographer from Bagdad. The Committee's executive director, former NPR foreign correspondent Ann Cooper, is on sabbatical teaching at SUNY New Paltz this semester. She recently spoke with WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Lisa Phillips.

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WAMC New York News
10:08 am
Mon March 31, 2003

Drug Reimportation Crackdown Concerns Seniors

Plattsburgh, NY – Some senior advocates fear a federal crackdown on companies that illegally import low-cost prescription drugs from Canada could discourage activists from advising seniors to travel north to buy medicine. Meanwhile, other activists believe the federal move is another indication that the federal government is siding with the drug companies.
More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
2:11 pm
Fri March 28, 2003

War Expectations Questioned By US Commander

Albany, NY – A top U.S. Army commander in Iraq admits that coalition forces
did not anticipate some of the tactics employed by Saddam Hussein's
forces, and that has slowed progress in the move to Baghdad. WAMC's
Brian Shields spoke to a military affairs expert from our region about
the commander's comments , and the latest developments in the
war.

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WAMC New York News
1:16 pm
Fri March 28, 2003

Debate Over Proposed Act 60 Changes

Montpelier VT – More than 100 people crowded into a Statehouse hearing Thursday night to discuss possible changes to Vermont's method of funding public schools.
More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
12:21 pm
Fri March 28, 2003

Area Congress Men are Speaking Out Against the E.P.A.

Albany, NY – Two of the region's Democratic Congressmen are on the banks of the Hudson River in Albany at this hour, speaking out against the Environmental Protectional Agency's changes to the Clean Air Act and delays in the Hudson River cleanup. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Lisa Phillips reports.

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