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Apr 23, 2014 — The Safe Carry Protection Act, known to critics as the "guns everywhere bill," was signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal. It is considered among the most permissive such measures in the country.
Apr 23, 2014 — President Dilma Rouseff signed the bill into law to kick off an international conference about the governance of the Internet.
Apr 23, 2014 — Activists say a federal law that allows employers to pay people with disabilities pennies per hour is out of date and should be changed. But some say the law is a lifeline for the disabled.
Apr 21, 2014 — Rod Sullivan, director of graduate programs in logistics and transportation at the Florida Coastal School of Law, explains the law and tradition of the maxim that a captain must go down with his ship.
Apr 21, 2014 — Max Huntsman's job is to monitor the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, one of the nation's most troubled law enforcement agencies. The only problem: He doesn't have any real legal power.

From Heroin To Hope In The North Country

In 2001, according to the latest survey, more than four hundred people in the North Country sought help for heroin and other opiate addiction. In many parts of the region, heroin has eclipsed crack and cocaine as the most popular hard drug. But some people also come north looking for help and support. John -- not his real name -- is a college student in Canton. He says the north country offered an escape from heroin, which was wrecking his life.  Go to full article

Newest Member of NY's Highest Court Sworn In

The state's newest Court of Appeals judge was sworn in Tuesday at a ceremony attended by Governor George Pataki. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Corrections Officers Get Help From NY Senate

Governor Pataki announced last week that a declining prison population in New York is causing the closure of three facilities and downsizing at six others. Now, with help from Senator Jim Wright, corrections officers being transferred are getting some financial aid from the state. As Jody Tosti reports, on Tuesday the Senate ok'd a stipend for correctional staff.  Go to full article

Lawmakers Challenge Pataki's Prison Plan

At a legislative budget hearing, State Prisons Commissioner Glen Goord defended a proposal by Governor Pataki's Administration to close three prisons. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Elizabethtown Hospital Reopens Damaged Wing; Fire Called "Accident"

Patients returned to Elizabethtown's community hospital on Monday, following a weekend fire that forced evacuation of the west wing. Emergency officials say the blaze may...  Go to full article

North Country Loses More Prison Jobs

State prison officials plan to cut more than 150 jobs in the north country. Corrections officers and civilian staff will be reduced at prisons in Watertown, Cape Vincent,...  Go to full article

Rangers Say DEC Policies Jeopardize Public Safety

Forest rangers in the North Country say new Department of Environmental Conservation policies are making it harder for them to respond to emergencies. Rangers now need...  Go to full article

Snowmobile Article Infuriates Riders

Snowmobile advocates are furious about a commentary published this month in the Adirondack Explorer newspaper. The article was written by a former top official with New...  Go to full article

Lawyers Argue for Life of Rochester Killer

New York's highest court heard its third death penalty case Wednesday. At issue is whether Rochester resident Angel Mateo deserves to die after a jury found him guilty of...  Go to full article

Malone: Snowmobile Death Case Settled

A Malone man who accidentally killed a woman with his snowmobile last winter has pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide. Nicholas White, 24, is expected to serve...  Go to full article

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