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Sports
8:12 am
Thu January 17, 2013

WAMC Sports Update

The Oklahoma City Thunder stayed atop the NBA's Western Conference standings by cooling off the Denver Nuggets Wednesday night.

Russell Westbrook poured in 32 points and the Thunder halted the Nuggets' six-game winning streak by whipping Denver 117-97. Kevin Martin and Kevin Durant each had 20 points for the Thunder, who built a 16-point lead in the first quarter and led wire-to-wire for the second time this season. Westbrook hit six of his first eight shots and had 16 points in the first 10 minutes.

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Sports
8:50 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Sports update

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Here is the WAMC Morning Edition sports news update.

New York News
7:48 am
Wed January 16, 2013

NY freezes pension investments in gun makers

Credit Joseph Spector - Politics on the Hudson

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is freezing investment by the public workers' pension fund in firearms companies following recent shooting tragedies.

DiNapoli says he has directed that the massive pension fund not buy any new stock in firearms manufacturers following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

The Democrat says the tragedy makes it clear that firearms makers face legal hurdles and damage to their reputations that could hurt the state's investment. New York passed tough new gun control laws Tuesday.

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New York News
7:31 am
Wed January 16, 2013

NY health officials say flu vaccine available

Credit TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State health officials say flu vaccine is still available for New Yorkers who want to get a flu shot, though there may be some localized shortages because of late season demand.

According to the Health Department, providers have been vaccinating since September, and those needing more vaccine should use the national Influenza Vaccine Availability Tracking System to help in ordering more.

The department says it is also surveying pharmacists and hospitals to determine their vaccine availability.

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Elections
7:35 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Medical marijuana Ok'd in MA - "Death with dignity" too close to call

In addition to the US Senate seat, Massachusetts voters faced three important ballot questions this election and hours after the polls closed, only two of the three were able to be called. WAMC’s Jake Sorgen reports…

Elections
7:09 am
Wed November 7, 2012

DiCarlo plays spoiler in NY 41st Senate Race

Terry Gipson

Many are crediting Democrat Terry Gipson’s win in New York’s 41st State Senate seat over incumbent Republican Stephen Saland to Conservative Party candidate Neil DiCarlo, who entered the race on the sole issue of Saland’s vote for same-sex marriage. Hudson Valley correspondent Hank Gross reports…

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Elections
6:50 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Warren over Brown in MA

Elizabeth Warren

Massachusetts made history Tuesday by electing its first woman to the US senate. WAMC Paul Tuthill reports.   

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Elections
6:35 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Maloney Defeats Hayworth in NY 18th CD

Rep. Nan Hayworth

Republican New York Nan Hayworth is going to be a one term member of the House of Representatives. Democrat challenger Sean Patrick Maloney defeated her if the district that includes portions or all of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Orange counties.   Hudson Valley correspondent Hank Gross reports...

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New York News
12:20 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Public Hearing Held on City of Plattsburgh Redistricting Plan

Plattsburgh Election Ward Changes 2012
WAMC

The City of Plattsburgh Redistricting Committee held its public hearing on the plan to change the city’s wards last night.

Restricting Committee Chair Peter Ensel called the meeting to order, read the rules and called for comments.

And they waited.

But no resident came to City Hall to comment on the new ward structure that the committee spent months re-mapping. Chair Peter Ensel was surprised that no one showed up.

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New England News
12:20 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Concerns Over Congressional Delay On Farm Bill Passage

WAMC

The leader of the U.S. House confirmed Thursday that the Farm Bill will not be addressed until after the November election.  That concerns farmers across the region, because the bill and provisions crucial to the dairy industry expire at the end of this month.

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