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The latest stories from North Country Public Radio for 09/26/2018.
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Cuomo, Nixon spar in only debate before primary

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 22:00
Governor Andrew Cuomo and his democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon squared off in the only debate before the September 13 election in a testy and contentious hour-long discussion broadcast by CBS2 in New York City from Hofstra University on Long Island.
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Siena NY-22 Poll shows Tenney locked in tight race with Brindisi

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 22:00
The race for New York's 22nd House district - which includes a small slice of the Adirondack Park - is locked in a dead heat according to a new survey from Siena College.
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Live stream: Aretha Franklin memorial service, Friday, 10 am

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 22:00
Detroit will celebrate the life of Aretha Franklin on Friday, August 31 at 10 a.m. EST. Over two dozen people - including heads of state, a record mogul, and music legends of nearly every description - will take the stage of the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Michigan, to speak, sing and pray in honor of the gift that Franklin so readily shared with the world. Special coverage from NPR.
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Oak-killing fungus spreads to more places in New York

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 22:00
SOUTH BRISTOL, N.Y. (AP) A devastating fungus that kills oak trees has been found in an eighth location in New York state.
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Indigenous peoples atlas launched in Ontario

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 22:00
A learning resource on Indigenous lands, languages and culture in Canada was launched in Toronto yesterday after two years of input from members of the communities the educational tool covers.
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ACLU of Vermont asks towns to repeal anti-panhandling laws

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 22:00
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont says several towns across the state should repeal anti-panhandling ordinances.
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How single-payer health care plays in the New York governor's race

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 22:00
Single-payer health care for New York has become an issue in the race for governor. Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon say if she's elected, she'd enact single-payer for New York. Not all of her opponents think that’s a good idea.
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NY21: Cobb says "people want access" to debates

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 22:00
A debate over debates is emerging in the North Country’s race for Congress.
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Pitcher plants survive poor soil by turning trapped insects into potting mix

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 22:00
Most carnivorous plants, such as the pitcher plant commonly found in Adirondack bogs, live in poor soils. Unwary insects are drawn to a sweet bait to supplement their diet. Curt Stager and Martha Foley discuss these botanical oddballs, which may live as long as 50 years.
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