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Advocates see new hope for publicly financed election campaigns in NY

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 22:00
More than 200 groups are pushing for New York state to enact a public campaign finance system for statewide candidates. And they say they've never been closer to achieving their goal.
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Massena Memorial Hospital struggles toward sustainability

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 22:00
Big changes are coming to Massena Memorial Hospital. After years of financial struggles, the taxpayer owned hospital is transitioning into new ownership and regional affiliation.
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Preview: "Death & Acids" murder mystery in Saranac Lake

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 22:00
After a ten-year hiatus, a murder mystery featuring a cast of local actors returns this weekend as part of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. The show, "Death & Acids" will be staged at the Elks Club for the next three Saturday nights. The show, written by George Dechant, centers on the fictitious murder of Trout Lake mayor Travis Rex. Jessica Deeb, one of the actors in the "whodunnit" says the first act will introduce the characters, and the audience will be charged with interviewing the suspects to find the murderer.
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Group show "Prehistoric Artistic Origins" opens February 1 at NorthWind Fine Arts

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 22:00
NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery in Saranac Lake kicks off 2019 with its “Prehistoric Artistic Origins” exhibit.
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Vermont lawmakers seek abortion protections

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 22:00
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Vermont lawmakers have proposed legislation that would make abortion a right and are expected to introduce a constitutional amendment within the week that would do the same in the event that the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
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Middle school strip search claims prompt state investigation

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's governor has directed the state Education Department to investigate allegations that four 12-year-old girls were subjected to strip searches in their middle school nurse's office.
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Empire State Winter Games torch relay in home stretch

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 22:00
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) The torch relay for the Empire State Winter Games is in the home stretch.
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Tensions flare between Cuomo, Catholic Church

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 22:00
A feud has been growing between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and leaders of the Catholic Church over an abortion rights bill the governor signed last week. The governor has been fueling the flames of the disagreement.
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The other polar vortex at the bottom of the world

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 22:00
While much of this winter's extreme weather has been blamed on polar vortex weather systems reaching farther south into North America, there is a another polar vortex in the Antarctic.
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New Adirondack school district chooses board members

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 22:00
Voters in Essex County went to the polls yesterday to elect a new school board for the newly-formed Elizabethtown-Lewis-Westport Central School District.
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Mohawks and other tribes call for better cooperation with U.S. border officials

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 22:00
The southern and northern borders of the U.S. cut across a handful of sovereign native territories, including the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation near Massena. Tribal officials say there are ways the U.S. can work with native people to keep the border safe while respecting indigenous rights and traditions.
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Tri-Lakes Takes: Gearing up for Winter Carnival in Saranac Lake

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 22:00
Saranac Lake is almost ready for the 10-day annual Winter Carnival. It opens Friday night with the Coronation of the king and queen. There are activities all day Saturday, including fireworks over the Ice Palace that night.
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New gun control measures approved in New York

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 22:00
The New York State legislature built on the state's 2013 gun control laws Tuesday, and are passing measures to extend the waiting period for background checks for some purchasers, and forbidding teachers from bringing guns to school.
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Some union leaders praise Rep. Stefanik's handling of shutdown

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 22:00
The longest government shutdown in U.S. history ended on Friday, Jan. 25. Many federal workers in the North Country say they suffered because of the standoff between President Donald Trump and Democrats in Congress. Some labor leaders are giving Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik high marks for how she handled the shutdown.
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North Country at Work: food, farm, and art come together at Craigardan in Keene

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 22:00
It’s a rainy day when I pull off Hurricane Mountain Road into Craigardan. It's a hilltop property nestled in the trees and mountains of the Adirondacks.
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Democrat-controlled NY legislature to pass gun control bills

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 22:00
By Chris Carola, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The Democrat-controlled New York Legislature is set to pass several bills aimed at making the state's already tough gun laws even stricter.
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Judge seeks to end standoff over NTSB access to crashed limo

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 22:00
SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) Federal safety inspectors are going to court to remove a roadblock in their investigation of a limousine crash that killed 20 people nearly four months ago.
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Kingston meeting seeks to avert anti-Muslim backlash

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 22:00
A meeting is set today in Kingston as part of efforts to avoid a backlash toward Muslims in the city following last week's terrorism-related arrests.
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