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Jul 30, 2014 — New legislation in Bolivia will allow children as young as 10 to work. Critics say the law will keep kids out of school, but supporters argue that children are working anyway — and need protection.
Jul 29, 2014 — A federal appellate court rejected arguments that women could seek abortions outside the state, saying no state can farm its constitutional duties out to its neighbors.
Jul 29, 2014 — A federal judge struck down the city's ban on carrying handguns in public. The latest ruling follows a Supreme Court decision in 2008 that overturned the city's blanket ban on handgun ownership.
Jul 28, 2014 — A lower court's ruling that threw out a Virginia law has been upheld by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling quickly led North Carolina to drop its defense of its own ban.
Jul 24, 2014 — A 1996 law has been cited to scold a mom taking a picture of her son in a hospital and to keep information away from police investigating a possible rape at a nursing home.

Prison Services Company Reaps Record Lobbying Fine

The New York State Lobbying Commission issued its largest fine ever against a prison services company for failing to file a truthful lobbying report and for giving free rides and gifts to some lawmakers. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Commentary: Moral Clarity Applied

President Bush likes to say that the war against terrorism and his efforts to bring down Saddam Hussein are based on moral clarity. Commentator Paul Willcott wants to bring moral clarity to bear on another important matter.  Go to full article

CSC Misreports Lobbying Expenses

The State Lobbying Commission took depositions Wednesday from officials of the Correctional Services Corporation. The commission is looking into whether the prison services company broke the state?s lobbying laws by giving free rides and other perks to some lawmakers. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Snowmobiles & Alcohol: part 2 of a 3-part series

This winter, more than twenty people have died in New York while riding snowmobiles. The North Country has seen a rash of serious accidents, sending dozens more people to...  Go to full article

More Upstate Reservists Called to Active Duty

Prison guards in New York State are worried that their ranks will be depleted as more military reservists are called to active duty. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Study: Upstate Prisons Provide Little Economic Bounce

A new study released by the Sentencing Project, a Washington-based think tank, says prisons offer little long-term economic benefit to rural communities. The group analyzed...  Go to full article

Seneca Cigarette Smugglers Linked to Hezbollah

Two women from the Seneca Nation in western New York are indicted for participation in a cigarette smuggling ring that allegedly helped fund the terrorist group Hezbollah. ...  Go to full article

Clinton County Councilman Arrested for Selling Drugs

A former town councilman in Clinton County has pleaded guilty to selling drugs. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

Ticonderoga Police Officers Won't Get Plea Deal from DA's Office

The lawyer for two officers fired from an upstate town's police force says he welcomes news that his clients will receive no plea deal from the Warren County district...  Go to full article

Methamphetamine Drug Lab in Jefferson County

Three northern New York men face federal charges after a police raid on an illegal drug lab in the North Country. Jody Tosti reports.;  Go to full article

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