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The latest stories from North Country Public Radio for 06/25/2018.
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A new era for Gouverneur's zinc mines brings 200 jobs

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 22:00
A zinc mine in St. Lawrence County is getting a new lease on life. A Canadian company is again producing zinc at the former Balmat mines near Gouverneur.
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North Country at Work: How the Scottish came to Hammond

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 22:00
Drive around Hammond - a small town on the St. Lawrence River in northwestern St. Lawrence County - and you might notice a one of the beautifully built, old stone houses scattered around town, most of which are nearly 200 years old. Donna Demick, the Hammond Museum Director, has been researching them for years, and says at one point there were over forty stone homes plus a large stone commercial block at Hammond Corners, all built by one particular group of people: Scottish settlers.
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Remembering a near disaster: U.S. accidentally drops nuclear bombs on itself and its allies

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 22:00
During the Cold War, U.S. planes accidentally dropped nuclear bombs on the east coast, in Europe, and elsewhere. "Dumb luck" prevented a historic catastrophe.
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Student leaders from public colleges lobby for more support

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Student leaders from public colleges across New York are headed to Albany to urge lawmakers to approve legislation aimed at boosting support for higher education.
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Reports of bear problems on the rise in Vermont

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 22:00
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is reminding residents to put away bird feeders and keep garbage inside or in a bear-proof receptacle as reports of bears are on the rise.
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Nurses make another push to get mandated staffing approved

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Registered nurses across New York are pushing the Republican-led state Senate to pass legislation that would require hospitals and nursing homes to ensure there are enough nurses on duty to care for patients.
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North Country at Work: how Scottish settlers built and found success in Hammond

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 22:00
Drive around Hammond - a small town on the St. Lawrence River in northwestern St. Lawrence County - and you might notice a one of the beautifully built, old stone houses scattered around town, most of which are nearly 200 years old. Donna Demick, the Hammond Museum Director, has been researching them for years, and says at one point there were over forty stone homes plus a large stone commercial block at Hammond Corners, all built by one particular group of people: Scottish settlers.
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Report clearing former Cuomo aide of sexual harassment leaves unanswered questions

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 22:00
A report from the state ethics commission clears Governor Cuomo's former high-level economic development official Sam Hoyt of sexual harassment charges, but the report leaves many unanswered questions.
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Cuomo pushes gun safety measure stalled in the legislature

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 22:00
Governor Cuomo has begun a statewide tour to promote a bill to give teachers and school administrators the power to go to court and ask a judge to confiscate the guns of a student and their family, if they suspect the student might try to harm themselves or others.
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U.S.-Canada trade tensions escalate following G7 meeting

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 22:00
Trade tensions between the U.S. and Canada escalated dramatically over the weekend, with President Trump writing in a Tweet that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is "weak" and "dishonest."
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Conservative Ford closes ranks with Liberal PM Trudeau over Trump and trade

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 22:00
Ontario premier-designate Doug Ford is setting aside his political differences with Justin Trudeau, saying he stands "shoulder to shoulder" with the Liberal prime minister on trade issues.
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Pine-killing southern beetle may be more deadly in North

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A bark beetle that has devastated southern pine forests is moving north as the climate warms, and new research suggests cool weather could amplify its attacks.
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State starts awareness campaign for mosquito-borne diseases

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state has launched a plan to help boost awareness of mosquito-borne diseases and how to avoid them this summer.
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NY21: Martz's campaign moves from shock and resistance to dialogue and policy

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 22:00
Democrat Emily Martz began organizing after Donald Trump won the White House but now says her campaign is about more than shock and resistance.
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North Country at Work: how Scottish settlers built and found success in Hammond

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 22:00
Drive around Hammond - a small town on the St. Lawrence River in northwestern St. Lawrence County - and you might notice a one of the beautifully built, old stone houses scattered around town, most of which are nearly 200 years old. Donna Demick, the Hammond Museum Director, has been researching them for years, and says at one point there were over forty stone homes plus a large stone commercial block at Hammond Corners, all built by one particular group of people: Scottish settlers.
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Bees, butterflies, bugs and other creatures with too many legs

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 17:00
People are a little funny about things that have more than four legs. They can be endlessly intriguing, and they can be extremely annoying. And the most annoying ones seem to get the cold shoulder. For example, our Photo of the Day contributors never send us photos of ants, or houseflies, or mosquitoes or black flies or (God forbid) deer ticks.
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Sex harassment firings in state agencies don't quell critics

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Two recent firings of high-ranking New York state officials over sexual harassment in the workplace share what critics say are disturbing similarities.
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Nurses at Vermont's largest hospital to hold strike vote

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 22:00
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center are planning to hold a vote next week on whether to authorize a two-day strike.
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NY-21 mystery: bots flock to Cobb's Twitter account

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 22:00
There' a mystery on the campaign trail in the North Country's House race. Democratic candidate Tedra Cobb's campaign recently turned up with a high number of fake Twitter followers, or bots. No one can say for sure what that means.
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Books: "A Path to Healing"

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 22:00
When Barbara Rand Ryan's husband took his own life six years ago, his death left her wracked with guilt, grief, and anger.
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