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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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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 Bluseed Studios in Saranac Lake. Arts Council Director Caroline Rubino told Todd Moe that the study will produce statistics to show how the arts industry is a mjaor contributor to the economy and tourism in the North Country. For more info about Thursday's meeting, call 1-800-661-4704.  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 will cease operations and sell off their equipment. Brian Mann has details.  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 turbine blades and parts. David Sommerstein reports.  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
Reporter Gregory Warner mans the controls of a Cessna 172.

Aviator Finds Niche Teaching North Country Pilots

Darren Mesibov started his flight instructor school at the Potsdam airport with nothing but a single-engine plane. He didn't even have an office - he'd meet students on the...  Go to full article

Alcoa, Union Pull Back From Strike

Alcoa and the United Steelworkers reached a tentative agreement late last night on a four-year contract. The pact avoids a strike by 9,000 workers at 15 plants, including...  Go to full article

Alcoa Workers Fear Worst as Deadline Looms

Alcoa and the United Steelworkers of America are locked in last-minute talks in St. Louis over a new contract. The current contract covers 9,000 workers at 15 plants,...  Go to full article

Farm Bureau Warns of Immigration Raids

The New York Farm Bureau is cautioning farmers to watch out for immigration officials. An e-mail alert reports of roadblocks and farm raids as federal agents step up their...  Go to full article

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