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"Fixes" to federal tax overhaul part of new state budget

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 04/01/2018 - 22:00
The newly approved New York State budget includes a workaround for the partial loss of state and local tax deductions in the federal tax overhaul.
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"Fixes" to federal tax overhaul part of new state budget

North Country Public Radio - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 22:00
The newly approved New York State budget includes a workaround for the partial loss of state and local tax deductions in the federal tax overhaul.
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Ultimatums issued as budget deadline approaches

North Country Public Radio - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 17:00
State budget talks became heated in the final hours of negotiations Friday, as ultimatums were offered and there were threats of a government shutdown.
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Story map: A year (and centuries) of North Country at Work

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 22:00
The North Country at Work project travels around the region collecting images and stories of the working lives and history of North Country communities. Over the past two years, project coordinator Amy Feiereisel and her team have logged thousands of miles and set up dozens of photo-scanning and story collection sessions at historical associations, libraries and museums across the region, building up a vast image archive and a rich collection of stories that explores North Country history and identity through the changing ways in which we make our living.About once a week, NCPR has turned a selection of the best of these into digital and broadcast features that drill down into an individual's experience, a type of work and/or a community's changing economic life.Explore on the map below a year's worth of those productions profiling everyone from milk truck drivers to switchboard operators, loggers and farmers, cops and nurses and mail carriers and peddlers, miners and librarians, midwives and ferry operators...
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In a year of political controversy, Stefanik builds firewall with bread-and-butter issues

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 22:00
It's a big election year and the North Country's Republican congresswoman, Elise Stefanik, faces seven Democratic challengers. That's unprecedented.She often sees protests and rallies outside her offices here in the 21st district. In a season where progressive and liberal activists have been energized by their opposition to Donald Trump, Stefanik, a rising star in the GOP, has chosen to embrace the President. Just last week she invited him to visit the North Country.While controversial issues grab a lot of attention, Stefanik spends most of her time working on smaller, less glamorous issues, everything from tweaks to the Farm Bill to more funding for the US-Canada border. That work will make her hard to beat in November.
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Budget talks down to the wire at state Capitol as holidays loom

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 22:00
State lawmakers hoped to begin to pass budget bills Thursday night, even though some major issues related to the spending plan are still not resolved. They need to finish by mid-day Friday so legislators and staff can get home for the Passover and Easter holidays.
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Vermont Senate to vote on gun restrictions

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 22:00
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The Vermont Senate is scheduled to hold a final vote on a package of gun ownership restrictions Friday.
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Minor flooding expected along Winooski, Mad rivers

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 22:00
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Weather officials expect minor flooding in parts of Vermont on Friday.
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Judge dismisses Exxon lawsuit against climate change probe

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Exxon Mobil aimed at stopping an investigation by New York and Massachusetts officials into whether the oil giant misled investors and the public about its knowledge of climate change and how the issue could affect its business.
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Young artists in Ogdensburg explore "Environments" in new exhibit

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 22:00
Ogdensburg Free Academy's Spring Art Show is on display in the Montpelier Gallery through June. The exhibit showcases some of the best art created this year in grades K-through-12. Art teachers in the district choose a theme, and students spend the year creating around it using paint, clay, prints, fiber and found objects.
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This weekend in the Adirondacks

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 22:00
Expect a variety of conditions this weekend including rain, snow, high winds and cold temperatures.
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Budget talks down to the wire at state Capitol as holidays loom

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 17:00
State lawmakers hoped to begin to pass budget bills Thursday night, even though some major issues related to the spending plan are still not resolved. They need to finish by mid-day Friday so legislators and staff can get home for the Passover and Easter holidays.
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Academics at the border: questions and concerns amidst Trump's immigration crackdown

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 22:00
More than a hundred people came to Clarkson University Wednesday for a panel about U.S. Border Patrol's interactions with the North Country's universities. The conversation was organized by the diversity officers of the four colleges in Canton and Potsdam. Most panelists acknowledged President Trump's increased attention to immigration issues has put campuses on edge.
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Capitol reporter arrested, then released, for cellphone violation

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 22:00
A long time Capitol reporter was arrested yesterday for talking on the phone in the State Senate lobby. Daily News reporter Ken Lovett was released without charges after Governor Andrew Cuomo intervened.
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Cuomo dismisses talk of casino bail out

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pouring cold water on the idea of giving state assistance for a struggling upstate casino.
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Destructive beetle found in Albany Pine Bush Preserve

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York environmental officials say a beetle that poses a significant threat to pine forests has been found in Albany, the farthest north it has been detected in the Northeast.
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Grant to help conserve Ticonderoga's rare British regiment flag

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 22:00
TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) Fort Ticonderoga has received a grant for the conservation of a rare British flag from the Revolutionary War.
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NY State budget is stalled, days before the deadline

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 22:00
Budget talks are stalled shortly before a self-imposed deadline of March 30 by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature. Meanwhile, groups left out of the deal expressed their dismay.
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Why does the moon look bigger when it's on the horizon?

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 22:00
Why does the moon look bigger when it's on the horizon, than it does when it is high in the sky? Curt Stager shoots down all of Martha Foley's theories.There are a couple ways it could be a trick of the mind, but why then doesn't it work all the time? After physics, optics, geometry and psychology, what are you left with? "Wow, big moon."
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NY State budget is stalled, days before the deadline

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 17:00
Budget talks are stalled shortly before a self-imposed deadline of March 30 by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature. Meanwhile, groups left out of the deal expressed their dismay.
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