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GOP opponent says Cuomo needs to speak out about his former aide's corruption trial

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 22:00
Republicans are seeking political advantage in the federal corruption trial of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's former closest aide.
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Lewis County takes a second look at opioid lawsuit

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 22:00
In a reversal, Lewis County has decided to prepare for a possible lawsuit against prescription drug manufacturers.
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Hungry for a new winter trail in the Adirondacks? This new map might help.

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 22:00
The snow is back with a vengeance and that means great skiing, snowshoing and fat-tire bike riding across the North Country. Today we're going to talk about a new map that's been created that identifies winter trails in the Saranac Lake-Lake Placid region.
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North Country's Erin Hamlin to carry U.S. flag at Olympic ceremony

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 22:00
Huge breaking North Country Olympics news. Erin Hamlin, the luge racer from Remsen NY, who trains in Lake Placid, has been chosen to carry the American flag in the opening ceremony at the Winter Games in Pyeonchang.
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Camel and caribou adapt in similar ways to different "deserts"

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 22:00
While the sub-Arctic and the Sahara are very different environments, both present extreme challenges to large mammals that live there.Martha Foley and Curt Stager compare the camel and the caribou, which, while not closely related, have made similar evolutionary adaptations to survive in barren terrain.Both need coats that can insulate against temperature extremes, complex nasal equipment to preserve hydration, and digestive tracts adapted to handle a wide range of coarse and nutrient-poor foods.
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Dream Act passes the Assembly, but future is uncertain

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 22:00
In the midst of a national debate on immigration, the New York State Assembly this week passed a bill to give children of undocumented immigrants access to financial aid for college.
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Unsafe water a common problem for Canada's First Nations

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 22:00
Indigenous communities are spread across Canada. Some are remote; others are close to the U.S. border. But many have something in common - unsafe drinking water.At the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve, about 10 men are gathered in a classroom in the Haudenosaunee community center. The older men are teaching younger ones some traditions. On this day, they're learning about a funeral ritual. But soon, Leroy Hill shifts the conversation to a new topic - water.
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North Country's Erin Hamlin to carry US flag at Olympic ceremony

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 17:00
Huge breaking North Country Olympics news. Erin Hamlin, the luge racer from Remsen NY, who trains in Lake Placid, has been chosen to carry the American flag in the opening ceremony at the Winter Games in Pyeonchang.
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What about everyone else? Flood relief for Plattsburgh leaves unanswered questions

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 22:00
Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new plan to help residents of a flooded mobile home park in Plattsburgh. The biggest piece: he proposed up to $7 million in state aid to help about 70 families repair or replace their homes. The announcement was great news for the residents of Underwood Estates. But it also left some unanswered questions: When will the residents actually get this money? What about all the other places where there have been ice jams and flooding?Zach Hirsch talks with news director Martha Foley.
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Premier: Ontario will retaliate against states that pass "Buy American" bills

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 22:00
Premier Kathleen Wynne says her government will introduce a bill this month to retaliate against any state that adopts Buy America provisions.
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Bill would make toxic Tide PODS less appealing to young children

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 22:00
Two state lawmakers have introduced a bill to make laundry pods less attractive, and have sent a letter to Procter & Gamble, calling on the company to overhaul its colorful liquid detergent "Tide PODs."
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Books: "Railroad of Courage"

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 22:00
A Canadian couple says storytelling for their grandchildren led to a new novel set in the 19th century during the time of the Underground Railroad.
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Gillibrand wants to reimburse dairy farmers for "failed" insurance program

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 22:00
Since 2014, many North Country dairy farmers have been paying thousands of dollars into a federal insurance program for when milk prices tumble. But even though the price farmers are paid for their milk has been low for three years, farmers haven't seen an insurance payout. New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand wants to get farmers their money back
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The Trump administration wants a bigger Army, putting pressure on military recruiters

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 22:00
The Trump Administration wants to grow the Army substantially, even as potential recruits get harder to find. That's putting more pressure on recruiters than they've seen in years.
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Percoco trial raises questions about inner workings of state government

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 22:00
Testimony at the trial of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's former top aide, Joe Percoco, has highlighted some practices inside the governor's office that government reform groups say is at the very least questionable, and possibly even illegal.
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Prosecutor plans new review of Garrett Phillips case

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 22:00
A newly-elected district attorney in St. Lawrence County is promising to conduct his own review of a murder case that deeply divided the region.
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Politics of Russia probe complicate budget and immigration negotiations

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 22:00
North Country Representative Elise Stefanik voted with her Republican and Democratic colleagues on the House intelligence committee to release a second classified memo about whether the FBI and Justice Department conspired against President Donald Trump.
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Adirondack hiker rescued by 34 rangers and 12 volunteers

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 22:00
RAY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) A hiker is recovering from a leg injury after 34 state forest rangers and 12 volunteers braved high winds and snow in a 37-hour rescue operation in the Adirondack High Peaks.
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Witness says he joined bribery schemes with ex-Cuomo aide

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) The government's key witness in its bribery case against a former top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he participated in bribery schemes with his longtime friend.
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NY state Assembly Democrats poised to pass Dream Act again

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Democrats who control the state Assembly say they plan to again pass legislation that would provide state college financial aid programs to students without legal status.
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