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Lawmakers push bill requiring president to release taxes

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 04/07/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) State lawmakers in Albany are pushing for legislation that would require statewide elected officials in New York - including the president of the United States - to disclose their state income tax returns.
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NY official says EPA poised to OK GE's Hudson River cleanup

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 04/07/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's top environmental official says the federal government is poised to determine that General Electric met its goal of cleaning the Hudson River, despite opposition from environmentalists and state officials.
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After success in Florida, the use of virtual reality to treat PTSD is expanding

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 04/07/2019 - 22:00
The University of Central Florida is using virtual reality to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. It's worked well enough that the Pentagon will fund similar programs elsewhere.
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Stefanik votes no on Violence Against Women Act over gun control provision

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 22:00
North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik was at the center of a fierce debate yesterday in Washington over the Violence Against Women Act. Stefanik, a Republican, urged lawmakers to pass a version of the bill to help protect women from domestic violence. But she fought to drop new gun control restrictions affecting people convicted of misdemeanor abuse and stalking charges.
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Heard Up North: Cheers in Canton

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 22:00
The second co-ed sport at SUNY Canton and the first official collegiate cheer team in the North Country begins practices on campus.
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New York state slashes the practice of paying bail

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 22:00
Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) Thousands of New Yorkers accused of crimes will no longer face waiting for trial in jail under a new bail law.
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NY lawmaker: Plastic bag ban should include take-out bags

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A state lawmaker wants to expand New York's plastic bag ban to include the sacks used for restaurant take-out and leftovers.
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Vermont Senate approves amendment to protect abortion 28-2

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 22:00
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The Vermont Senate has approved a proposal to amend the state constitution to preserve a woman's right to an abortion.
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Artists and poets collaborate in new NorthWind Fine Arts exhibit

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 22:00
NorthWind Fine Arts hosts its 3rd Annual Poetry Opening tonight, Friday, April 5 from 5-7 pm. It features new poems, new pieces of art by NorthWind artists, and the co-mingling of the two. Tonight's opening features readings by the poets who created work in tandem with gallery artists. Sample some of the works and commentary by the collaborators below. The exhibit remains on display throughout the month.
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State lawmakers aim to curb robocalls

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 22:00
When state lawmakers return later this month for a post-budget session, they hope to tackle several issues, including trying to curb the number of robocalls that New Yorkers receive.
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This weekend in the Adirondacks, 4/5/19

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 22:00
There remains 10 to 20 inches of soft springtime snow across most of the Adirondacks at lower elevations west of the Hudson River, in the Southwestern, Central, and Northern Adirondacks, and at higher elevations. Most areas above about 1,000 feet have at least a foot, with about 4-5 feet of snow at Lake Colden (at about 2,700 feet), and still 6 to 8 feet above there in the High Peaks and on other higher summits.
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Wildfire risk up in New York amid windy and warm weather

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state officials say the risk for wildfires is up due to rising temperatures, gusty winds and low relative humidity.
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Confirmed measles case in Ottawa prompts public health warning

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 22:00
Ottawa Public Health is urging people to take precautions following a confirmed case of measles in the city.
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Change to property tax rebate program included in new budget

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The Democrat-controlled New York state Legislature has approved a change in a property tax credit benefit program.
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State education leader says testing will resume after computer glitch

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 22:00
State education officials canceled computerized testing for New York’s third- through eighth-grade students on Wednesday after a software glitch prevented some students from being able to complete - and in some cases, even begin - the tests.
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Heard Up North: Cheers in Canton

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 22:00
The second co-ed sport at SUNY Canton and the first official collegiate cheer team in the North Country begins practices on campus.
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Convergent evolution: when land dwellers change their minds

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 22:00
We think of evolution as moving in a linear progression from the sea to the land. But some creatures, such as whales and dolphins, clearly adapted to the land, then returned to the sea. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley talk about convergent evolution.
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