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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 23, 2014 — GM says no deaths and only two crashes have been linked to the recalls. While many of the vehicles have relatively minor issues, thousands of others have potential problems with their steering.
Jul 23, 2014 — Even before the double calamity of its two downed flights, Malaysia Airlines was trying to adapt to momentous shifts in Asia's aviation industry. Now, it faces either bankruptcy or privatization.
Jul 23, 2014 — The Federal Aviation Administration banned flights to the region on Tuesday after a rocket landed about a mile from Ben Gurion International Airport.

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Water Levels Study: The Envelope, Please

A 5-year, $20 million study of water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River was finished last week. It's a collaboration between the U.S. and Canada. It's the first time the system has been reviewed since the 1960s. The study recommends three options for holding and releasing water downriver. David Sommerstein explains.  Go to full article

APA Faces Mounting Pressure

The Adirondack Park Agency faces growing pressure from Republican lawmakers, who hope to weaken or eliminate some of the APA's regulatory powers. State Senator Betty Little, from Queensbury, has introduced six bills this year designed to amend the Agency's 1973 charter. The move has strong support from some local leaders in the Adirondacks. This was already a turbulent time for the agency. A computer pornography scandal over the last year forced out the Agency's veteran executive director. In recent weeks, two veteran APA commissioners -- Deanne Rehm the assessor in Lake Luzerne and Frank Mezzano the town supervisor in Lake Pleasant -- announced that they will step down. Martha Foley spoke with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

Tupper Resort Faces Delay

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise is reporting that consultants have temporarily stopped work on the proposed Big Tupper resort in Tupper Lake. They say the developer owes them back pay. Brian Mann has more.  Go to full article

Grant to Fuel Drum Housing Boom

A $734,000 federal grant is supposed to provide another boost to Watertown's tight housing market. Congressman John McHugh and Senators Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton...  Go to full article

Arts Groups to Measure Their Economic Impact

The Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks will be participating in an "Arts and Economic Impact Study" next year. It's one of the topics up for discussion Thursday at...  Go to full article

Frostbite End Pro Hockey in Glens Falls

The owners of a professional hockey team in Glens Falls say they're calling it quits. The Glens Falls Post Star is reporting this morning that the Adirondack Frosbite...  Go to full article

Wind Farm Developer Pays Off Disgruntled Man

A wind farm developer in Clinton County Wednesday paid a man $20,000 to remove a blockade of his driveway. Noble Environmental Power has leased the property to store wind...  Go to full article

After Oil, What?

The world will eventually run out of oil. The question is how much we have left. And a growing number of geologists and scientists, even oil industry executives, are warning...  Go to full article

Saranac Lake Halts Walmart Rezoning

Wal-Mart's plans to build a supercenter in Saranac Lake were dealt a major setback Monday night when a narrow majority of the village board halted the rezoning of a parcel of...  Go to full article

McHugh Wants Delay in New Border ID Cards

North Country Congressman John McHugh wants to delay a plan to require passports or similar documents at the Canadian border by 2008. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

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