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BREAKING: Alcoa, NYPA reach 7-year deal to stay in Massena

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:00
Alcoa, the aluminum giant that has anchored St. Lawrence County manufacturing for decades, has agreed to a seven-year deal to keep its plant open in Massena.
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Seal makes a splash in the Hudson River at Albany

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A silvery seal with soulful black eyes and a spotted coat is making a splash in the Hudson River 150 miles inland from the Atlantic.
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Minister defends higher class sizes by saying students need more resiliency

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:00
TORONTO Ontario's education minister is defending a plan to increase high school class sizes by saying today's students lack resiliency and coping skills. Ontario's education minister Lisa Thompson. Photo: John-Stanley Gracin Black, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
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Ft. Drum soldier found guilty of murdering wife, state trooper

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:00
Jefferson County jurors found former Army sergeant Justin Walters guilty of fatally shooting his wife and a state trooper back in 2017.
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Bring on the mead: NY state now licensing farm meaderies

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state is offering new licenses to operate farms for the production of mead, an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey with water.
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International water regulators stalled without a quorum

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:00
The commission that oversees the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River works with engineers and scientists and advises both governments on regulation. But the IJC is out of operation without a quorum of U.S. and Canadian representatives.
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Is legal marijuana faltering in New York?

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:00
The chance to include the legalization of adult recreational marijuana in the state budget is fading, now that Governor Andrew Cuomo seems to be backing away from the proposal.
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What happens while we breathe in and breathe out

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:00
We all take thousands of breaths each day without thinking about it, yet it's one of the human body's most complex and interesting functions. Martha Foley and Curt Stager discuss what is actually happening when we breathe.
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Ft. Drum soldier found guilty of murdering wife, state trooper

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 22:00
Jefferson County jurors found former Army sergeant Justin Walters guilty of fatally shooting his wife and a state trooper back in 2017.
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Tri-Lakes Takes: Have you seen the Saranac Lake H.S. weather balloon? It's MIA

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 22:00
There’s a stray weather balloon somewhere between Alexandria Bay and Lake Champlain. It’s white, with a red parachute.
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North Country at Work Live!: Jon Kopp on the DEC's peregrine falcon program

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 22:00
In the 1980s, the Department of Environmental Conservation wanted to restore peregrine falcons to the Adirondacks. They would build "hack boxes," which protected the chicks from predators until they were grown. The boxes were four feet high and made out of heavy plywood. The technicians had to place them on sheer cliffs at high elevations.
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Gillibrand: "Post-investigation" errors in misconduct claim

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 22:00
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is acknowledging that there were some "post-investigation human errors" when her office investigated allegations of sexual misconduct against various staffers.
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Cuomo: Big divide in state budget talks

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says this year's state budget negotiations are particularly difficult because of revenue declines, the threat of big federal funding cuts and disputes with lawmakers over spending priorities.
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International water regulators stalled without a quorum

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 22:00
The commission that oversees the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River works with engineers and scientists and advises both governments on regulation. But the IJC is out of operation without a quorum of U.S. and Canadian representatives.
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Public campaign finance measure struggling to gain ground in Albany

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 22:00
A push to enact a statewide system of public campaign finance for political races appears to be floundering in New York. But advocates have not given up on a proposal that they say would change the culture of a state capitol where many lawmakers have grown dependent on donations from special interest groups.
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"Behind the curve," NY lawmakers pencil $40M toward census

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 22:00
In their budget proposals, New York lawmakers have agreed to spend $40 million dollars to help with the 2020 Census. The spending aims to make sure all New Yorkers are counted and the state receives adequate federal funding. The money would be spent on marketing, and also door-to-door canvassing by community organization to persuade New Yorkers who may be mistrustful of government.
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They've got talent: "Urinetown - the Musical" opens Thursday at Saranac Lake High School

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 22:00
It's spring musical season around our region, and Saranac Lake High School's production of “Urinetown: the Musical” opens Thursday night in the school's auditorium.
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North Country lawmakers back plan to give each county a Senator

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 22:00
Two North Country Republican lawmakers want to change the way New York votes for its legislature. Right now both the state Assembly and Senate districts are drawn by population - one person, one vote.
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