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The latest stories from North Country Public Radio for 06/25/2018.
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This weekend in the Adirondacks

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 22:00
Although nights will be chilly - near 40 in some areas - and there's a chance for the occasional isolated shower, it looks like it's going to be a great weekend in the Adirondacks.
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GOP candidate for governor calls for term limits

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 22:00
The Republican candidate for governor, Marc Molinaro, is proposing term limits of two four-year terms for statewide offices - including the office of governor - and 12-year limits for state lawmakers.
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"Safety first, fun second." Despite school violence, marksmanship teams thrive

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 22:00
The sport of trap shooting - firing shotguns at clay pigeons - is having a bit of a moment in local schools.
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Preview: "Kimberly Akimbo" in Saranac Lake

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 22:00
The Adirondack Stage Rats will present two more performances of "Kimberly Akimbo" at BluSeed Studios in Saranac Lake this weekend."Kimberly Akimbo" is a heartrending comedy about a teenager with a rare condition causing her body to age faster than it should. When she and her family flee their home town under dubious circumstances, Kimberly is forced to reevaluate her life while contending with a hypochondriac mother, a rarely sober father, a scam-artist aunt, her own mortality and first love. Fran Yardley, who plays the title character, says the show is a dark comedy suitable for adults.
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Lawmaker wants state to help fund Lyme Disease vaccine

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A state lawmaker in New York wants the state to put money toward efforts to develop a vaccine for Lyme Disease.
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Advocates push New York legislature to legalize e-bikes

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) State legislators are again being urged to legalize pedal-assist electric bicycles before the current session ends.
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Congressman Maloney enters race for attorney general

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Sean Patrick Maloney, the first openly gay Congress member from New York, says he's running for state attorney general.
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Tensions ease, but Senate stalemate continues

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 22:00
The business of the evenly divided New York State Senate remains stalled, as advocacy groups pressed for their bills to be acted on before the session ends in two weeks.
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Why can't you tickle yourself?

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 22:00
Some people claim immunity from tickling, and no one seems to be able to tickle themselves. The ribs, underarms and feet are the most effective tickle targets. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley continue their discussion with the anatomy of tickling.
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Tri-Lakes Takes: Finding alternatives to road salt

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 22:00
In the Adirondack Park, road salt is emerging as one of the biggest environmental threats, affecting lakes and rivers, but also contaminating drinking wells. State highway crews use salt to keep roads open and safe in winter, but two new studies have raised troubling questions about that practice. State officials say they are going to experiment with some possible alternatives.
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North Country at Work: Meteorologist Tom Messner on the challenge of predicting North Country weather

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 22:00
Come rain, wind, sun or snow, NBC5 Chief Meteorologist Tom Messner will tell you the weather forecast - with a smile. Always with a smile."Well, a lot of people say they have a name for me, and then I get nervous," he said. "Usually it comes out like this: 'Well, we call you Smiley.' And I'll be, 'OK. I'm good. I've been called worse than that.'"
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Attorney general candidate's top campaign promise? Sue Trump

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout is launching her Democratic campaign for New York attorney general with a promise to crack down on potential conflicts of interest in President Donald Trump's business empire.
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Businesses, environmentalists, colleges back Tesla expansion

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Environmentalists, business groups and higher education institutions are backing Tesla's efforts to expand the electric vehicle manufacturer's sales stores from five to 20 in New York state.
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Divided state Senate spars over abortion rights amendment

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 22:00
In a spirited floor fight in the state Senate, Democrats tried once again but failed to get a vote on an amendment on women's reproductive health care.
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Cuomo proposes gun safety measure expansion

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 22:00
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed an expansion to his Extreme Risk Protection Order bill that would give teachers the power to go to court to prevent a student's access to guns.
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Preview: music of two British choral legends tonight in Saranac Lake

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 22:00
The Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble, NAVE, presents music of two British composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams and John Rutter at 7:30 tonight at Saranac Lake United Methodist Church.Tonight's concert will feature two extended works: "Five Mystical Songs" by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and John Rutter's "Magnificat." Featured soloists will be soprano Elena Galvin and baritone Brad Hougham, with pianist Jennifer Moore. NAVE artistic director Drew Benware says Rutter and Vaughn Williams are British choral legends.
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NY school features state's first student beekeeping team

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 22:00
MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) A New York high school has become the first school in the state to establish a student beekeeping team.
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Back at work, NY Senate votes to curb impaired driving

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Work has resumed in the New York Senate.
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NY21 profile: Ratigan pushes big transformative ideas, defends voting history

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 22:00
He wants big infrastructure projects. And says Democrats shouldn't "shame" non-voters.
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Hall of Famer Joe Torre pushes for sports betting measures

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Hall of Fame manager Joe Torre is in Albany pushing for legislation regulating sports betting now that the U.S. Supreme Court says states can allow legal wagering.
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