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Legislation lets most police agencies decide whether to release mugshots

North Country Public Radio - Sat, 04/13/2019 - 22:00
The new mugshot legislation that passed in the state budget this month has been sometimes described as a mugshot “ban.” That’s not entirely accurate — most local law enforcement agencies will be able to choose whether they make mugshots public or not.
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Trump orders may limit New York’s power to block pipelines

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 22:00
Demand for natural gas is growing across the Northeast. Meanwhile, natural gas production is booming in Pennsylvania.
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The eternal atomic remix of nature

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 22:00
In Song of Myself, Whitman says, "For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you."
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EPA to make announcement on GE's Hudson River cleanup

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The Environmental Protection Agency is poised to make an announcement on General Electric's $1.7 billion Hudson River cleanup.
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Lawyer: Challenge to NYC's vaccination order in the works

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) A civil rights attorney says opponents are planning a lawsuit this week over New York City's order requiring everyone in a heavily Orthodox Jewish neighborhood to be vaccinated for measles.
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Vermont, company reach settlement in water contamination

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 22:00
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The state of Vermont has reached a settlement with a plastics company to ensure hundreds of people in the Bennington area have access to clean drinking water.
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Massena Memorial Hospital turns to federal government program for help with money woes

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 22:00
The Massena Memorial Hospital continues to deal with its financial problems. It is millions of dollars in debt and it’s now turning its sights to the federal government for help. The hospital board voted unanimously yesterday to try to access money usually set aside for even smaller hospitals.
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State teachers union rallies against standardized testing

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 22:00
New York schoolteachers and their supporters rallied Monday in front of the New York Department of Education building in Albany.
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North Country at Work: Colton gunsmith Brian MacDougall on crafting custom firearms

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 22:00
Gunsmiths do basic cleaning of guns and repairs, but they can also do what Brian MacDougall calls "custom pistol smithing," which is the art of building and refining custom firearms. This is where his true passion lies.
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Conservation groups want ATVs banned in Adirondacks

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A coalition of conservation groups say New York state must do more to address the impact of all-terrain vehicles in the Adirondacks.
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NYC yeshivas threatened with closure amid measles outbreak

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) The New York City Health Department has ordered all yeshivas in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn to exclude non-vaccinated students from classes during the current measles outbreak.
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"Necessity": Those in U.S. illegally push for license to drive

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 22:00
ALBION, N.Y. (AP) A renewed push across the United States to issue driver's licenses to immigrants in the country illegally resonates with rural workers who say driving is an absolute necessity.
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New York state lawmakers seek Trump's state tax returns

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 22:00
While it seems unlikely that the White House or Treasury will comply with congressional Democrats' request to see President Donald Trump's tax returns this week, a group of New York state lawmakers is trying its own workaround - seeking the president's state tax returns instead.
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Here's what you told us about how you piece together a home

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 04/07/2019 - 22:00
Home is one of our most basic needs. Some of us love our homes. Others struggle even to have one. Over the last week we’ve been texting with people across the North Country about what they think about their homes, about housing in the North Country, and about what "home" even means.
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North Country at Work: Colton gunsmith Brian MacDougall on crafting custom firearms

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 04/07/2019 - 22:00
Gunsmiths do basic cleaning of guns and repairs, but they can also do what Brian MacDougall calls "custom pistol smithing," which is the art of building and refining custom firearms. This is where his true passion lies.
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Preview: "A Magical World" at the Hyde in Glens Falls

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 04/07/2019 - 22:00
A new exhibit of work by a Washington County artist opened at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls over the weekend. "A Magical World" includes 23 of Greenwich artist Jacob Houston's paintings.
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New bill would mend holes in the plastic bag ban

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 04/07/2019 - 22:00
With the state budget done on time, lawmakers in Albany are looking to clean up all the odds and ends left out. Take the new plastic bag ban. Nearly a dozen exceptions were carved out, for dry cleaning bags and newspaper delivery sleeves. Now a new bill will target one of the biggest exceptions.
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Limo company operator indicted in crash that killed 20

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 04/07/2019 - 22:00
SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) A grand jury has indicted the operator of a limousine company in a crash last fall in rural Schoharie that killed 20 people.
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Capitol Watch: Lawmakers pivot to legal pot, rent rules

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 04/07/2019 - 22:00
David Klepper, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state lawmakers who delivered a budget on time this past week are turning their attention to thorny debates over legalizing recreational marijuana and renewing New York City's rent regulations.
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