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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...
We’ve reported a lot in the last couple years about the threat that the coming digital conversion of films poses to small movie theaters in our region, and the many efforts that have been made to help local theaters make that transition. In...


Jul 30, 2014 — The models say they have no job security or vacation pay and aren't allowed to collect tips. Organizers have said "not just anyone can take their clothes off and hold a pose."
Jul 30, 2014 — The NCAA has settled a class-action lawsuit over its head injury policies, pending approval. Supporters laud a $70 million fund for medical monitoring; others say there's no money for injured players.
Jul 30, 2014 — Linda Wertheimer talks with Financial Times reporter Kathrin Hille in Moscow about the economic impact on Russia of accumulating Western sanctions.

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Guard Heads To Mexico Border

The Glens Falls Post Star is reporting this morning that National Guardsmen from the North Country will be sent to Arizona to help patrol the US-Mexico border. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Amish Consider Future Of Cheese Plant

Amish dairy farmers in St. Lawrence County met yesterday to try to find a place to sell their milk. They'll reportedly seek an ownership share in Heritage Cheese House in Heuvelton. The cheese plant stopped taking milk from 95 Amish families Saturday. The company says low cheese prices have made the business unprofitable. The Watertown Daily Times reports this morning that the 71 Amish farmers who met yesterday were unanimous in their decision to form a trust to work with the plant. There's hope other buyers will also emerge in the effort to keep the plant open. David Sommerstein has more.  Go to full article

Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks: Opening Day

The Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks opened today in Tupper Lake. Brian Mann called in from a press tent in a makeshift village built to handle the crowds...he spoke with David Sommerstein.  Go to full article
Adirondack guideboat (Source:  Chris Woodward)

Heard Up North: Building An Adirondack Guideboat

Paddlers competed yesterday in the 44th annual Willard Hanmer guide boat race in Saranac Lake. Hanmer was one of the great Adirondack boat builders. In today's Heard Up...  Go to full article

Pilots to Pataki: Veto Background Checks

The national Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is threatening to sue New York State over a new law that would mandate criminal background checks on new pilots before...  Go to full article
Finch, Pruyn in the early 1900s

Finch, Pruyn To Sell Glens Falls Mill

Officials at Finch, Pruyn & Company say they plan to sell their paper mill in Glens Falls. The plant has anchored the region's economy for over a century and employs roughly...  Go to full article

St. Lawrence Exits Mohawk Claim Deal

The St. Lawrence County legislature voted unanimously Monday to withdraw its support from the Mohawk land claim. It's the latest blow to the Akwesasne Mohawks' drive for...  Go to full article

Aerospace Plant Sparks Business Interest

Economic developers are nailing down the details of a deal announced last week that could bring hundreds of jobs to a new aircraft maintenance facility at the former...  Go to full article

Price of Natural Gas Falling

The price of natural gas spiked last fall after Hurricane Katrina knocked out production in the Gulf. But prices have come down substantially since then, and the amount of...  Go to full article

Alcoa Contract Reflects Global Pressures

Members of the United Steelworkers of America approved a new four-year contract with Alcoa late last week. The 11th-hour deal reached last month averted a strike at 15...  Go to full article

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