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Tens of thousands of kids end up in foster care each year in New York State. And a lot of the time, it's because they were abused or neglected at home. Foster care is...
A new poll finds Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a double-digit lead against his Republican opponent for the fall elections. But the survey finds that ratio changes if a progressive...
St. Lawrence University physicist Aileen O'Donoghue stopped by the NCPR studio this morning with an update on all the ways we can chart the change of season without ever...
HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) An archaeological dig is planned for later this spring at the Mohawk Valley site of a Revolutionary War fort that played a role in one of the conflict's...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A coalition of environmental groups and local residents is asking the state Department of Environmental Conservation to set a deadline for a crude oil...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Owners of the Saratoga Casino and Raceway have dropped a push to bring Las Vegas-style gambling to the city known for its horse racing in favor of a...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The head of a student data processing organization says it will shut down in the coming months following criticism that led to the recent loss of its last...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Vermont officials say they won't know for several months how many people who looked at buying health insurance through Vermont Health Connect determined...
A St. Lawrence University student is hoping everyone does something on Earth Day tomorrow to help the planet. David Smith is junior at SLU and also organizer for NC350, a...
A month after the devastating mudslide that killed at least 41 people, the president stopped at the tiny town of Oso, where he promised to "be strong right alongside you."
On Earth Day 2014, it wasn't easy being an environmental organization in the Republican Party. The big donors who write checks aren't much interested in the environment.
The court ruled that police can stop and search a driver based solely on an anonymous 911 tip. The 5-4 decision split the court's two most conservative justices.
The State Department, citing news reports of heightened activity at Pyongyang's test site, says it's closely watching the situation.
Steven Elliott, one of the Rangers who mistakenly fired on Tillman's position, says he believed there were no "friendlies" in the area when he pulled the trigger.
By a 6-2 vote, the Supreme Court upheld a voter-approved measure in Michigan that banned the use of race or gender in deciding admissions to the state's public universities.
Hello! In case you missed it this weekend in the Watertown Daily Times, Clifton-Fine Hospital in Star Lake (St. Lawrence County) is adding telemedicine to the list of...
The Glens Falls Post-Star is reporting that New York state is recognizing Warren County for having a system to keep county jail inmates from collecting unemployment benefits....
Readers may recall the Bixi bike share system in cities like Ottawa and New York City. Despite Bixi’s slew of financial and managerial problems, a recent...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been heavily promoting its organic programs lately, particularly its increased support for organic farming in the new farm bill:...
There is an alarming amount of hunger in the United States, despite our collective wealth. This fact has been cited so often that it has lost some of its power. Income...
As we've reported for quite a while here at NCPR, the Champlain Valley has become a hotspot in the North Country for young farmers trying to forge a new path for agriculture....
My mother was born on April 22, 1903, 67 years before Earth Day was born on the same day. She was a “senior citizen” by the time Earth Day was established. Mom...
It is a truism of being human: loss and grief focus, illuminate and amplify joy and gratitude. Sides of the same coin. Our gratefulness can grow as our experience with grief...
For some reason, most people like things to be pretty lively, as opposed to dull. A roller coaster is always a better draw than a teashop. And this week has been a roller...
This week, the North Country is opening the conversations about prisons wide open, with a series of public conversations and on-air program that we want you to join. St....
Today Tom Ashbrook hosts a conversation about the new push to reduce the U.S. prison population and changing political attitudes about crime and punishment. Prison Time...
Ask how President Obama’s been confronting criminal justice reform, and about his efforts to improve the lives of black men (two issues that are inextricably linked),...
During his day job, Andy Toy is a salesman. But he's has always been a doodler, an amateur artist. He just never thought he'd make any money at it. A few years ago, Andy was...
High school writers gathered in Saranac Lake this month to learn more about theater and writing plays. Pendragon Theatre hosted a day of playing with words and acting as part...
In Colin McAdam's new novel, a childless couple in Addison County, Vermont buys a baby chimpanzee. At first he's a cute little guy, but what happens when an ape is raised as...
The Argentine singer-songwriter uses his dark, husky voice to produce a specific effect in the songs he performs at the NPR music offices: Together, they jell into one...
A young Pakistani musician treats the guitar as a percussion instrument — with surprisingly shimmering results. He also performs a piano piece he wrote at just 16.
Co-host Felix Contreras plays soothing new music for his ailing co-host, Jasmine Garsd.

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