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Sometimes we’re just fish in water, oblivious to our own surroundings. That was part of the message two tourists from Europe shared recently, in an “Open letter to the people who hold power and responsibility in Canada.” In it,...
Some of you use CBC content and some of you don’t. But major changes just announced by the CBC will certainly affect future programing. Today at least, the most detailed reporting on this is coming out of CBC news: CBC to cut back supper-hour...
News flash out of Seattle: the minimum wage has just been raised to $15/hour, by far the highest in the country. Indeed, it’s double or more the rate in Arkansas ($6.25) and about half the states,  almost triple the rate in Georgia and...


Aug 21, 2014 — David Greene talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the symposium. The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City hosts central bankers and economists to talk about economic policy.
Aug 21, 2014 — Minutes of the Federal Reserve's most recent meeting show that a number of officials believe the benchmark rate should rise sooner than is currently expected.
Aug 21, 2014 — The 1964 World's Fair showcased jet packs and other miracles of science. Here's how people back then thought the future would look (and how it actually turned out).

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Big Tupper resort proposal gets public hearing

The supporters outnumbered the critics by a wide margin last night at a public hearing in Tupper Lake on whether thousands of acres in the town should be rezoned for the proposed Big Tupper resort project. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article
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Farmers wary of more wetlands

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to expand a program that helps farmers convert untillable acres into wetland habitat for birds. The program has already protected more than 3,000 acres in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties. Many farmers say that's enough. They fear more waterfowl could damage their crops. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Eliot Spitzer meets and greets in Massena.

Spitzer rallies labor in Massena

Attorney General Eliot Spitzer revved up organized labor in Massena Friday morning as a part of a 3-day Upstate campaign swing with his running-mate David Patterson. The frontrunner in the Governor's race vowed to do what it takes to keep aluminum maker Alcoa in the North Country. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Adirondack housing market softens slightly

The US has seen a historic real estate boom the last decade, with home prices in some cities doubling in a single year. Here in the North Country, the Adirondacks have...  Go to full article

One year later: Mississippi community thankful for Saranac Lake's help

In Laurel, Mississippi, one year after Hurricane Katrina, the clean-up is nearly complete and most homes have been rebuilt or repaired. Laurel, located 90 miles inland from...  Go to full article

Bush to nominate new Seaway chief

President Bush will nominate a college roommate and political ally to run the St. Lawrence Seaway. The White House announced Tuesday that Collister Johnson, Jr. will be...  Go to full article

Housing tight at SUNY Canton

College students across the North Country are moving in and meeting roommates as school get underway. A few students at SUNY Canton are scrambling for last-minute housing...  Go to full article

Drug companies may have to disclose gifts to doctors

Medical students and seniors have joined together to lobby for a bill to require drug companies to disclose gifts to doctors. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Bob's more than six feet tall, so the corn really is high...

A Year on the Farm: The sound of corn growing

This year, David Sommerstein's spending time each month on one dairy farm to learn more about what farmers do every day. The series is called A Year on the Farm. Our...  Go to full article

Clarkson workers hold second protest

Dozens of Clarkson University workers marched through downtown Potsdam on Thursday afternoon. They're protesting a contract offer from the school. Gregory Warner reports.  Go to full article

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