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New York News
6:30 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

City Council Approves Compromise Allowing Prayer Vigil

Plattsburgh City Hall
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

City councilors in Plattsburgh reversed themselves this week and approved a compromise that will allow a prayer vigil in front of Planned Parenthood on Good Friday.

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WAMC News
6:30 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Quebec Elections Oust Parti-Quebecois In Stunning Defeat

Quebec flag
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On March 5th, Quebec Premier Pauline Marois called a provincial election in hopes of gaining a majority government for her Parti Quebecois.  But her campaign faltered, and the results of Monday’s election delivered a crushing defeat to the P-Q and gave Quebec’s Liberals a majority government. As WAMC’s Pat Bradley reports, the results are closely watched in the North Country.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Environmental Groups Raising Alarms Over Rail Transport Of Crude Oil Through Adirondacks And Hudson

DOT-111 rail car
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The number of crude oil tanker cars being hauled on trains south from Canada to the Port of Albany has increased substantially over the past year.  Several environmental groups are expressing concerns over potential accidents and demanding action.

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North Country News
8:42 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Body Found In Plattsburgh Woods Identified As College Student

An autopsy has confirmed that a body found in woods behind a Plattsburgh business was that of a missing 20-year-old college student.

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New York News
12:45 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Global Education Summit To Be Held In Adirondacks This Week

Credit CFES College for Every Student

Education experts from across the globe will gather in the Adirondack hamlet of Essex later this week to discuss how to get more low-income students to graduate from college.

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New England News
12:45 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

New York Town Seeks Input in Vermont Pipeline Review

Proposed Phase Two pipeline route
Credit Addison County Regional Planning Commission

Regulatory agencies in Vermont are reviewing a plan by Vermont Gas to bring natural gas to the International Paper plant in Ticonderoga Mill in New York.  Officials in Ticonderoga are asking the regional planning commission to consider their interests as that entity reviews the project.

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New York News
12:45 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Protests Erupt Over Supreme Court Campaign Finance Ruling

Protesting McCutcheon v. FEC in Plattsburgh
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck a limit on the total amount individuals can donate to political campaigns. In a hastily organized protest, about a half-dozen people held placards at one of Plattsburgh’s busiest intersections.

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New York News
12:59 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Schools Gear Up For Early College And Technology Program

Bombardier manufacturing in Plattsburgh
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Last August, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an educational initiative to fast track high school students into career pathways. Participating schools will launch the program this fall.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Political Shifts In Quebec Election Campaign

Quebec Flag
Credit Dark Evil/Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

On March 5th, Quebec’s Premier called a provincial election to take place April 7th. Pauline Marois, leader of the Parti Québécois, and her advisors were making a calculated move to convert the minority government to a majority in the Quebec National Assembly. But their campaign is stumbling. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports what happens in Quebec has implications for northern New York.

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New York News
12:45 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Group Encouraging Parents To Refuse Common Core Testing

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Members of the North Country Alliance for Public Education want parents to refuse to allow their children to take the upcoming Common Core tests in New York State.

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