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The latest stories from North Country Public Radio for 10/19/2018.
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The Latest: Judges weigh state court's power over Trump

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) Appeals court judges weighing President Donald Trump's bid to shut down a former "Apprentice" contestant's defamation suit against him are asking a hypothetical question: Could a New York court order the president to jail if he were to buck an order in the case?
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Lake Champlain company wants to sink its own ferry boat - on purpose

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 22:00
One of the Lake Champlain Transportation Company's boats could end up at the bottom of the lake. The Champlain has carried people and their cars between New York and Vermont since the 1950s, but because of a decline in ridership on one of its routes, the ferry company doesn’t need it anymore. Instead of selling the vessel, or disassembling it and selling the parts, the company is studying whether preserving it underwater - sinking it near Burlington - makes the most sense. But not everyone is a fan of the idea.
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New Adirondack High Peaks trail: easy access to crazy views

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 22:00
The Mt. Van Hoevenberg East trail is a quick 1.7-mile outing for hikers and snowshoers. The payoff is awesome.
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Preview: TAUNY celebrates 25 years of folklife

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 22:00
Traditional Arts in Upstate New York will celebrate 25 years of honoring some of the best traditional artists with a Folklife Fair on Sunday, October 28. From basket weaving to storytelling, TAUNY has honored 129 individuals, groups, places, and events, that make the North Country so special, with North Country Heritage Awards. On Sunday, October 28. The Folklife Fair will include an afternoon of demonstrations, music, food, and hands-on activities shared by award recipients and others. TAUNY director Jill Breit says the event will honor 25 years of traditional arts and recognize those carrying the region’s arts and skills forward. She says it'll be a reunion, of sorts.
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NTSB hasn't fully examined limo in NY crash that killed 20

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 22:00
WASHINGTON (AP) A criminal case is preventing federal safety officials from conducting a full examination of the limousine involved in a crash that killed 20 people nearly two weeks ago in upstate New York.
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Challenge for indicted Republicans: Win re-election

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 22:00
Winning re-election while indicted is a rare feat in U.S. history.
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This weekend in the Adirondacks, 10/19/18

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 22:00
Leaves are coming down making some roads and trails slippery, but there is still plenty of peak leaf color in warmer locations, leaf color is peak in the Lake George and Lake Champlain valleys.
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Comptroller race pits incumbent DiNapoli against three challengers

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 22:00
Among the statewide races, the contest for state comptroller often gets little attention from voters. But there's still lots of interest in the post itself; incumbent Tom DiNapoli faces three challengers.
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NY21: Stefanik fundraising holds steady as Cobb posts big financial gains

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 22:00
Candidates for Congress in the North Country raised more than $1.2 million dollars over the past three months of their campaigns, according to new fundraising data.
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2 upstate hospitals forging stronger partnership

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 22:00
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) One of the largest hospitals in upstate New York is forging a stronger partnership with another hospital to improve medical care for residents of the state's eastern areas.
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Adirondack state prison converted into adolescent facility

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 22:00
RAY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) A longtime state prison in the Adirondacks will begin accepting incarcerated adolescents later this month.
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Obituary for woman with opioid addiction sparks donations

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 22:00
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) A powerful obituary for a Vermont woman with opioid addiction has inspired more than 100 donations to a local recovery center from around the country and as far away as Denmark.
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Cuomo, union PACs give Dems the edge in spending on state Senate races

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 22:00
The state Senate races are among the closest contests in New York on Nov. 6. Democrats need just one seat to take the majority away from Republicans. Spending on the races is growing intense, and accusations are flying.
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Mosaics and chimera: Mix and match DNA

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 22:00
In most cases, we get half our genes from one parent, half from the other. But it doesn't always happen that way. Parts of the genetic inheritance can be turned on or off, and genes from other familial sources can play a role in shaping the individual body. Martha Foley and Curt Stager explore what happens when there are ripples in the gene pool.
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10/17/18: New Green Party candidate struggles to find political niche

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 22:00
North Country Congressional candidate Lynn Kahn says she can win in November. But even some in her own party are skeptical she's building on gains made the last few years. David Sommerstein hosts.
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With new leader, North Country's Green Party struggles for political niche

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 22:00
House candidate Lynn Kahn says she can win the 21st district House seat, but even some of her party's leading figures say that's not going to happen. So what's next for the Green movement in the North Country?
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Speaker Ryan stumps for Stefanik in tighter than expected NY-21 race

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 22:00
With less than three weeks to go now before the big November election, things are moving pretty fast now. Brian Mann joins Martha Foley to talk about the latest developments in the NY-21 House race.
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Freighter crewman dies in fall near Eisenhower Lock

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 22:00
A Canadian man working on a freighter died after he fell off a dock as his ship approached one of the locks on the St. Lawrence Seaway near Massena.
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Police: Apparent skeletal remains of baby found on farm

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 22:00
LYONS, N.Y. (AP) Authorities believe they have found the skeletal remains of a 1-year-old child on an upstate New York farm where a woman's body was discovered buried last spring.
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Ontario residents can now buy cannabis online, must wait for retail stores

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 22:00
TORONTO Ontario residents can now legally buy cannabis online, though they'll have to wait until early next year to purchase some from a store. Recreational cannabis is legal in Canada for those 19 and over as of today, with each province responsible for regulating the sale and consumption of the drug.
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