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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 20, 2014 — The agreement follows a similar deal earlier this month with Barneys. Customers of both department stores said they had been targeted as suspects of theft because of their race.
Aug 20, 2014 — The theme-park company received a citation in 2010 after a whale named Tilikum killed a trainer. Since then, SeaWorld has planned upgrades to its facilities and training. But it still faces criticism.
Aug 20, 2014 — When actor Tom Hiddleston and Lady Gaga take the Ice Bucket Challenge, it makes a big splash. But do stars really make a difference in fund-raising and public awareness when they endorse a charity?

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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 the Gulf Coast, was adopted by Saranac Lake last year as part of a community-wide hurricane relief campaign. Chris Knight spoke this week with local officials in Laurel. He learned that the city is still recovering from the most damaging storm to ever hit the U.S.  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 nominated to serve a seven-year term. David Sommerstein reports.  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 because the dorms are full. Traditionally a 2-year degree school, enrollment is increasing with a growing number of 4-year programs. David Sommerstein spoke with SUNY Canton's director of residence life at SUNY Canton, Courtney Batista. She says there are seven more students than there are campus rooms.  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

Ft. Drum to add two battalions

Fort Drum near Watertown is getting bigger - again. The Army has assigned another two battalions to the base. Ft. Drum has already grown by more than half since 2003. ...  Go to full article

Reducing stress on the farm

Farming is one of the most stressful occupations. And with rising fuel prices and a sagging economy, those stresses are very real for many farmers in the North Country....  Go to full article

31 companies violate the "do not call" law

The State's Consumer Protection Board has settled with 31 companies found to be violating New York's Do Not Call law. The agency has also arranged a seminar for businesses...  Go to full article
Gov. Pataki talks to the press outside the Olympic Arena. ORDA photo

Pataki announces more money for Lake Placid

Governor George Pataki was in Lake Placid yesterday to announce $5 million from the state for upgrades at Whiteface Mountain Ski Center. The news comes just three weeks...  Go to full article

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