A New York state senator from the Hudson Valley is calling on the governor to sign legislation concerning the children of 9/11 firefighters.
Republican state Senator Greg Ball is urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill into law that he says would help children of firefighters who died as a result of illnesses from response to and recovery efforts from the September 11th terrorist attacks.
In the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, the U.S. rounded up hundreds of suspected terrorists in Afghanistan and around the world. Many ended up at a special military detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The nation is marking the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks - WAMC's regional coverage begins with Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas in Albany...
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A solemn ceremony at the New York State Museum in downtown Albany started with a moment of silence at 8:46 am, marking the moment that the first hijacked jetliner crashed into the World Trade Center in 2001.
The State University of New York at New Paltz will host the ninth annual conference of the Institute for Disaster Mental Health tomorrow. The conference is focused on maintaining resilience among trauma and disaster workers.
Among the keynote speakers are Dr. Richard Tedeschi, a professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and Dr. Charles Figley, professor of social work at Tulane University. WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke with both men about how those who work around disaster maintain mental fitness.